some n00b questions

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  1. aballas

    aballas New Member

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    Like everyone else it seems I also just got a 12" iBook...

    I used to use macs all the time, but have been exclusively windows since somthing like OS6...

    OSX is pretty new to me and i'm pretty rusty. i'm having some issues.

    I have a file with the exstension .sb2 and can't figure out how to open it. What do I use?

    Also it doesn't seem to want to open some .exe files I have....what is wrong there? it's telling me it can't identify the program needed to open them. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    You are on a Mac trying to open Windows files. It's like putting your key in someone else's car and wondering why the car wont start.
     
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    well the .exe file is a keygen for the Mac version of CS2 (included in the .sit file from the torrent)....so in dont see why it would be a windows file....still can't get it to open

    and i figured out the .sb2 it goes along with a serial archive....
     
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    .exe is an execution file for Windows only noob. A Mac equivalent is a .dmg file. Again, see post #2.
     
  5. trevor

    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    You need to open the .exe on a pc to get the serial. Then take that serial and input it into the CS2 program :)
     
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    one thing you should definitely remember is .exe files need associated apps in order to be executed. This is one of the many reasons why OSX is more secure than its windows counterpart.
     
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    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    In this case, that doesn't matter. The .exe is a standalone app.
     
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    very much so, but in the case of certain functions of photoshop that use .exe files, they have an associated app in order to be executed. random .exe files can't necessarily be opened unless associated with a preinstalled app.
     

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