Open pc files on mac

Adobe Indesign cs4
February 24, 2010 at 07:56:16
Specs: Windows XP
I am about to switch to a mac system, after using a pc for years. Will I be able to open the pc files on the mac directly, or will I have to resave them all as an .inx file? Thx!

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#1
March 3, 2010 at 19:15:42
There's no such thing as a "PC file." Depending on the type of file, such as an image, video, or song, there is usually an equivalent program to open the file on a Mac. Adobe InDesign in particular is available for both Mac OS X and Windows, and any file created by one should be able to be opened by the other.

P.S. File extensions are largely irrelevant in Mac OS X. Adding one does not affect compatibility.


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#2
April 15, 2010 at 21:14:00
When i had my first mac (powerbook) i used to use a program that for the moment the name escapes me but now as far as i know there is no program that will open a file with a x86 resource fork but there is VMWare which will run windows in a mac osx gui frame kinda like virtual pc does in windows. I hope this answers your question

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#3
April 16, 2010 at 14:00:25
When you buy a new "Mac", you are really buying nothing more than an expensive x86 PC running a knock off of BSD UNIX, just remember that.

There is no need to run any kind of VMware, or virtual PC software. Simply load boot camp from apple, and install Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7.

There is no need to "convert" your files to mac as a file is a file.

(somewhat unrelated) There is rumor floating around that Apple has had it with x86 and is switching back to a form of PPC. If this is true, than true "Macintosh's" will exist once more.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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