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  1. NicBolas

    NicBolas New Member

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    Because I said hell would freeze over before I bought a Mac... :o

    I just placed an order for a 15" MBP. What stuff should I be ready to get when it arrives? :wiggle:

    Also, does Excel 2004 support .cub files from an ODBC database? How about OLAP querys?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Check out the 'must have software' sticky at the top for ideas. there are descriptions and links to programs in there. I'm not too sure about .cub files in Excel 2004, but I assume that if they open in Excel 2003 for windows, then they would open for Excel 2004 for Mac. It's the same software, just different platform/GUI. By the way, welcome to the Mac Shack! you'll find plenty of people here to help you out if you need it
     
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    I've been doing some Googling about it and there seem to be some connectors for ODBC databases so hopefully I can figure something out. We use it for our sales numbers so if all else fails I can always just use Parallel or dual-boot XP... Thanks for the welcome! :wavey:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Not to mention, welcome to the MBP Crew :cool:
    What kind of business do you do? If you don't mind me asking
     
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    welcome :wavey:

    good choice
     
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    Welcome... :wavey2: The stickies here are actually really helpful... unlike alot of the other subforums..
     
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    I do all the IT work for a relatively small wholesale distributor.. 4 locations in the Northwest. It's a fun industry to be in for sure.
     
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    I've spent the last hour reading through all of them.. I can't wait 'till it arrives!
     
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    I order mine at the end of the month :noes:
     
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    Welcome to the waiting for a MBP crew!
     
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    It just came in and I'm getting used to it... now for my first two mac noob questions...

    I have to hold down fn and then hit f9 for Expose to tile all the windows. If I just press f9 it brings up the icons for the keyboard backlight. Is there a way that I'm missing that does the opposite of this?

    Does anyone know of a terminal emulator that does SCOANSI emulation? (I use TinyTerm on my old PC and it works great... any suggestions?)
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    try going to System Preferences (in the dock) then Keyboard and Mouse then Use the F1-F12 keys
     

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