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12/09/05 05:54 PM
Re: help Mac user with an iMate!

You're welcome. I have a Mac and I actually do have Adobe Reader working on my PocketPC, and honestly I don't remember how I did it. But I do have Virtual PC, so I usually find one way or another to get almost any PocketPC program to work.

Installing ActiveSync on Virtual PC is a huge pain - it was the most difficult Windows software I had ever installed, until I tried to install MS Visual Studio .NET 2003 on Virtual PC, which literally took an entire week. If you do try it, my only recommendations would be 1) there are still a few web sites that say it is impossible, but this is not true anymore, and 2) MS installers tend to get stuck at certain points for many, many hours, especially on Virtual PC, but they actually do wake up if you leave them running for long enough (usually).

If you don't have access to Virtual PC, see if you can find a friend with a Windows machine who will let you install ActiveSync (or who already has it installed). In most cases, if ActiveSync is installed, you can run the Windows XP installer for the PocketPC program and then find the CAB file somewhere on the Windows machine's hard disk, even if you can't get an actual sync going. Once you get the CAB, you just need to send it to the PocketPC using Bluetooth, The Missing Sync, PocketMac, whatever. You could even copy it to a memory card and run it from there. I wish I could extract the CABs for you, but this sounds highly illegal to me... I've been kinda busy lately anyway.

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