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Posted 19 September 2002 - 07:29 PM

I need to open a file that supposidly is Photoshop 7 for mac (file name is: Adobe Photoshop 7 for Mac.exe) How would I go about doing this if it actually is Mac software underneath its Win extension?

Also what about opening a zip file?

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 07:38 PM

Gee, I don't believe Adobe ever shipped the Mac version of Photoshop as a .exe file. Where did you get this thing? Certainly you wouldn't be so silly as to ask how to make a pirated program work in such a public place.

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 08:00 PM

You can open just about any zip file with Stuffit Expander.
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 12:13 PM

BTW, why the hell would you convert a mac file to an exe anyway ?

That sounds like asking a bear if he should take a crap in the woods or on your front porch, hehehe images/icons/grin.gif

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 12:34 PM

It's a pirated file. images/icons/mad.gif
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:16 PM

I guess so, I got it from a friend.
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:56 PM

The answer to this may cross the bounds, but I am curious. Why pirate software and provide it format (.exe) that is not usable or am I missing something?

(An aside - if it is usable, I don't want to know how).
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 02:27 PM

I realize this is beside the point, but, has anyone questioned the liability of these servers (a la Limewire) that allow searches and download of pirated software? images/icons/shocked.gif
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 02:41 PM

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I realize this is beside the point, but, has anyone questioned the liability of these servers (a la Limewire) that allow searches and download of pirated software?

I'm sure major software companies have questioned the liability of Limewire, Kazaa and others, but the problem is, it's not Limewire, or Kazaa sharing the file, it's the users. If these companies get shut down, another will start up to provide an outlet for the pirates. The software companies need to find a way to stop the users. From what I've heard, Microsoft's Windows XP has a copy protection system that uses your systems unique MAC address.

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 09:33 PM

I can't remember for sure where I heard this (I think it was Paul Harvey), but apparently the justice Department is looking at prosecuting people who share copyrighted materials via things like Limwire. The penalties if caught include fines and/or jail time.

As for accessing a .exe file on a Mac, if the file is just compressed, then the .exe signifies that it is a self-extracting file. (In this specific case, it is the Windows equivalent of a .sea.) If this is the case, then StuffIf Expander should be able to decompress it.

P.S. I too must question the wisdom of asking such a specific question about accessing something that is obviously pirated software in such an open forum.

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 09:37 PM

The .exe file is a Windows executable file. Stuffit won't always decompress these files. Use a Windows computer to open the .exe file and then transfer the (illegal?) software to you Mac.
Jim

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 09:37 PM

Actually, an .exe file is an executable file. Or an application if you will, that can be executed by the operating system.

An .exe can be a self-extracting compressed file, but it's not necessarily always true.

Microsoft Word is Word.exe, for instance.

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 09:38 PM

Duplicate post.

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 09:40 PM

Damien,
What is up with these double posts? Are you using a different browser or..?
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