It seems that my iMac getting kludged up is due to Microsoft Office.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mark Wein, Jul 20, 2010.

    Jul 20, 2010
  1. Mark Wein :mad:

    Entourage specifically.

    Go figure.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010
  3. Is MS necessary to yr work?

    'Cause if not…

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  4. Jul 20, 2010
  5. baimun Spuckhafte Ferwirklung

    Uninstall and reinstall without entourage.

    I install all the separate MS Office Apps and all the file converters, but I specifically exclude infopath and sharepoint. Unless you're using a sharepoint server, I've found no useful reason to have it installed on a stand alone machine.
     
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  7. 12Pack n00b

    Why cant we all just get along....?
     
  8. Jul 20, 2010
  9. Mark Wein :mad:

    I have open office for one of the teachers computers but for me I need Word and Excel.

    I did uninstall all of it. I'll have to put Word and Excell back on, though. I really like Outlook and Entourage is the "Fuck you since you bought a Mac" version of it. I guess I'll have to use the crappy Mail program that OSX comes with.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2010
  11. Also : this thread taught me that "kludge" is an actual word. And I'm also pretty sure you used it wrong…

    :D
     
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  13. Mark Wein :mad:

    Google tells me you're right:
    :weebz:
     
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  15. baimun Spuckhafte Ferwirklung

    Oh... I thought it was the Mac version of Infopath... which kinda blows.
     
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  17. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Yeah, I use OpenOffice. Opens/exports Excel and Word just fine. :weebz:
     
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  19. reverend1 n00b

    I have iWork it seems to do all of that stuff just fine.

    idn_smilie
     
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  21. Tiltsta Banninator

    Entourage is the most bloated, dysfunctional piece of shit software currently available for the mac. I have a really high end mac pro that entourage is able to slow to a crawl.
     
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  23. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    WTF is Entourage?
     
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  25. Mark Wein :mad:

    It's Outlook for Mac.

    I think I'm going to blow over this hard drive with a fresh install anyway. Things are still a little hinky since I did my partial install last week and over 3/4 of the hard drive is full of the old installation.

    I've learned a few lessons this week. Use Time Machine. Don't use Entourage. Put all of my music, video and pictures on an external HD anyway.

    Even Macs can get the blues :p
     
  26. Jul 20, 2010
  27. Tiltsta Banninator

    I swear at times entourage can tie up all 8 of my CPU cores at 99.9% usage. Not sure what the hell it thinks it is try to do, but it appears outwardly to be doing nothing. I also hate that it doesn't support multiple calendars. I plan to upgrade to the mac version of mail as soon as I have a little bit of downtime. The mac mail program seems to do everything entourage can do, and more, without me ever even noticing it is open and running. I've been playing with it on my powerbook, and I have been generally happy so far.
     
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  29. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    that Jeremy Piven show.
     
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  31. FMC+ n00b

    Out of curiosity, what's the issue/symptom? (I'm running Entourage on an iMac w/ Snow Leopard.)
     
  32. Jul 20, 2010
  33. Mark Wein :mad:

    starts slowing down and giving me the rainbow pinwheel of death. eventually just locks up.

    I'm on my laptop now and the reformat has begun.

    I'm going to pour a 40oz of diet Coke on the curb for my fallen homie :weebz:
     
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  35. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    member title request
     
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  37. reverend1 n00b

    Yeah what's with this Senior Member thing? That's been my title for 200+ posts.
    :(
     
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  39. Mark Wein :mad:

    another 84 and you'll be "Blancharded".


    :weebz:
     

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