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Jan. 17th, 2012 07:14 am
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So apparently you can't install .exe files on a Mac. Who knew? Besides everyone else on the internet, I mean. I don't really want to install Windows just so I can switch back and forth between operating systems, because half the reason I bought a Mac in the first place was so I wouldn't have to deal with Windows anymore, but we'll see how I feel a few months down the line when I'm really feeling the lack of access to some version or another of Photoshop. Why oh why didn't I ever buy a legal version?! WHYYYYYYYY?

...oh, wait, that's right, because it's two hundred freaking dollars. Silly me.

If any of you know of a similar program that won't make my wallet cry, I'll be forever grateful. Layers and the ability to futz with brushes are the big things, really; everything else is just (expensive and delicious) gravy. Bluh. I can't wait until I have a job again and I don't have to agonize quite so much over every expensive thing I buy.

In other news, this week's Metal Evolution was all about nu-metal, and I've had Limp Bizkit's "I Did It All For the Nookie" stuck in my head EVER. SINCE. Seriously, it's making me want to claw my eyes out. I hate that song.

Anyway. Today's my orientation for one of the clinical sites I've been assigned to this quarter, and I'm kind of excited about it. We're working out in the community this quarter, and I think it's going to be a really good experience.

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Date: 2012-01-17 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrakazama.livejournal.com
You can try using a virtual machine and installing Windows on that... I'm a Windows "fan" but plan on running either a dual boot with Linux on my comp if I EVER get it built or just going the VM route. I would use VMWare, though Mac has Parallels IIRC.

It's really annoying, though; I have the license for the official Windows version of Adobe CS5 Design Premium, and a part of me feels like you should be able to install it on either Windows or a Mac, especially if you own both (which I hope to do so in the future, though I'm not a fan of Apple aside from my stupidly gorgeous iPhone). Digital "ownership" is just such a contentious thing.

Aaaand suddenly Windows is the weirdest word I've ever seen.

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Date: 2012-01-20 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mawaridi.livejournal.com
Wait, what? Is this a Lion thing? I'm sure I've installed .exe files on my previous Macs, although I haven't tried it on the current one.

I am trying to talk myself up to buying a new copy of the Adobe suite since the one I bought three years ago with a delicious student discount isn't compatible with Lion. Boo hiss. Likewise Microsoft Office (the only microsoft software I actually like) but I discovered LibreOffice recently which is the first actual replacement for Microsoft Office I've ever encountered. BUT I DIGRESS. I have never found anything like Photoshop that isn't Photoshop. And I use Illustrator and the full Acrobat quite a lot as well, so I'm starting to think I might actually need to buy a legitimate Adobe CS Suite :-/

GOOD LUCK.

Aside: I find it so annoying when people suggest I run Windows on my Mac. One of the major drawcards of having a Mac is NOT RUNNING WINDOWS.

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Date: 2012-01-24 01:45 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] janegodzilla.livejournal.com
Maybe it's a Lion thing? A bunch of my classmates also have Macbooks, and none of them can run .exe files on their machines either. It's incredibly annoying, especially since some of the stuff we need to do for class requires us to install and/or run files with .exe extensions. Ugh.

What non-Photoshop programs have you tried? I know a lot of people like OpenCanvas and Sai, but I have no idea how much those cost or if they'll even run on my laptop. It would be nice to have Illustrator and Acrobat, though (especially Acrobat -- I used that one a lot), so maybe it would be worth splurging for the whole suite. I don't know, though. It's just so expensive!

One of the major drawcards of having a Mac is NOT RUNNING WINDOWS.

HAHAHAH, YES. My last laptop ran Vista, and the one before it ran Windows ME. I am SO EXCITED to be working on a Mac OS, you have no idea. XD

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