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Hi,

I switched to MAC about a year ago, and for the most part, I love it. I have noticed that there are still some compaitibilty issues. For one thing, I cant upgrade my satellite box's firmware with a mac as all software is for PC.

Also, can MAC be used as a media center?

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Hi,

I switched to MAC about a year ago, and for the most part, I love it. I have noticed that there are still some compaitibilty issues. For one thing, I cant upgrade my satellite box's firmware with a mac as all software is for PC.
That's what they make Boot Camp and Parallels for - it's the best of both worlds.

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A Mac can, yes. Have you tried Front Row? It works great.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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but even with boot camp, i have to find windows with sp2 already on it.,

And ive heard about some serious stability issues with boot camp..
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but even with boot camp, i have to find windows with sp2 already on it.,

And ive heard about some serious stability issues with boot camp..
Yes, you do need to buy a copy of Windows, but that should cost you less than $80 for an OEM copy that will work.

There are no serious stability issues with Boot Camp. The Mac is a PC. It uses the same CPU, same chipset, same memory, same hard drives, same graphics card - in other words, it is a PC. All Boot Camp does is prep the EFI to have a non-Apple OS installed on the machine.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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