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I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand?

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 19, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I get a CSV file to display properly?

I suspect I have a problem using OS X to upload a CSV file to a webform, and I suspect I’ll need an XLS guru to help me figure it out. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Apr 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Can I recover an XP backup from OSX?

How do I restore my XP backup file onto my new Mac? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier?

Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Feb 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Can XP do what OSX does?

Is there a way to make Windows XP have something similar to the "show all windows" option in OSX? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Windows XP-Boot Camp-File Checking nonsense

We are having a problem with hours-long file checks when booting into Windows XP (Home Edition, with SP2) via Boot Camp on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Can I run a portable windows app on a G4 Mac?

Is there a way for me to run a USB-based portable Windows app on a G4 Mac? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Nov 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Dashboard = OSX, ? = XP

Determine the result please; Dashboard = Mac OSX, ? = Windows XP [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Nov 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Printing woes on XP

Apple Airport wireless printing problem: I am able to print wireless from my MacBook to our printer (via our Airport). My girlfriend, on the other hand, cannot. She has XP. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Sep 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Whittle down my Palm to a Thumb?

Cross-platform, portable PIM? Not wearing a winter coat anymore, I find my Palm T|X is larger than I want to carry. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jun 14, 2007 - 10 answers

I want to be able to preview jpegs on the desktop in Windows XP

One thing I really like about OSX is the fact that when you have a jpeg on the desktop, you get a thumbnail preview. I run Windows XP, and I simply don't have the money for a new computer, let alone a Mac, though. Is there a program out there that will let me see thumbnail previews of jpegs on my desktop? [more inside]
posted by jamietie on Jun 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Making Visual Teaching easier on XP (OSX equivalents needed

As a followup to this question (2 years ago)... I need in WinXP to have three features (and I'll take any of the three, preferably all). 1) Bordered Cursor (round ring, called Pinpoint for OSX). Bonus for a visual change when you click (and right click) 2) Key overlay like KeyCastr for OSX, showing the audience control/alt keys as you type them in an overlay. 3) Dynamic Zoom (yes, I know it's open gl based, I have only open GL cards) to push in. MacOS Universal Prefs.
posted by filmgeek on May 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Diabolical system font eye-strain! Is this the end for baking soda's peepers?

Let's say I spend long hours staring at a computer screen where some of the fonts are too small and I have no way of increasing them, which creates a diabolical eye-strain device of reasonable fonts mixed in with unreasonable system fonts. I normally have no vision problems otherwise. Is this going to damage my eyesight if I keep it up? (Medical opinions and links to medical articles welcome). And is Leopard's "resolution independence" or anything else in Leopard going to bring OSX near to where XP is in terms of being able to increase the system fonts without lowering the resolution? (I'm using a Macbook Pro).
posted by baking soda on Apr 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Some music doesn't load in iTunes for XP but works fine on Mac

Some music copied from an Mac drive to a Windows drive doesn't load in iTunes on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Installing Bootcamp after installing Parallels

I'm running Parallels; I need to install Bootcamp. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 16, 2007 - 9 answers

I said 'hunt'

Icon hunt. I am looking for icons related to networking and WiFi on XP and OSX. [more inside]
posted by asok on Sep 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Activating OSX Remote assistance via an IM chat

I need Apple's Remote desktop to be as easy as Remote Assistance in Windows [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Jun 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Help me choose a file server OS

Home network consists of two XP machines, an OSX laptop, and an Ubuntu laptop. Have just been given an old PIII to use as a file server. What OS should the file server run and what should I use to format the disks?
posted by humuhumu on Apr 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Intel Mac as a Windows game box?

Is an Intel Mac with Bootcamp and Windows a viable option as a Windows gaming box? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Why won't my LAN and WAN play together?

I can share files over SMB on a local network, or do stuff on the internets -- but not at the same time. How can I make the LAN and WAN play nice? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Mar 18, 2006 - 2 answers

Software RAID with external drives

Experiences with software raid with external USB drives? XP and/or OSX? Ever have problems with the drives spinning down when not in use and the raid set breaking in the process? Does this shorten the life of the drives in any as compared to mounting internal of a case using IDE or SATA?
posted by joshgray on Feb 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Cross platform video-chat software.

I have a Mac (10.4.5), my Dad has a PC (XP Home). We both have cable modems. We want to video chat. What apps can we use together? Bonus points if I can continue to use iChatAV. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Feb 24, 2006 - 11 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Mac Switch Question of the Week

Add me to the growing list of people planning to make the switch to a Mac. To those that have made the jump, how hard was it? And is it a losing proposition to buy now, with Intel-based machines coming around the bend? I know this is an AskMeFi FAQ, but I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jul 11, 2005 - 17 answers

Keyboard Remapping in XP

I'm already to used to my new Mac's keyboard. Unfortunately, I have to use XP at work. Is there a (preferably free) keyboard remapping program for XP? The only one I've found is a six buck download via PCmag.com.
posted by keswick on Jun 15, 2005 - 8 answers

How to get XP desktop & OSX laptop to play nice in a LAN?

I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
posted by keswick on Jun 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Can I force this Lacie firewire drive to format as FAT32?

I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar on Oct 28, 2004 - 5 answers

Cross-Platform Collaboration

Does anyone know of some good free collaboration software that runs on Mac AND Windows? VNC and NetMeeting don't have Mac versions.
posted by badstone on Mar 31, 2004 - 6 answers

Can mail be exported from Apple's email on OSX to a Windows XP box running Microsoft Outlook?

Can mail be exported from Apple's email on OSX to a Windows XP box running Microsoft Outlook?
posted by Macboy on Feb 25, 2004 - 7 answers

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