Handling Apple’s .dmg files in Windows

If you just want to look into (or extract) contents of .dmg file, a good, old and free 7-Zip will take care of this. This should also work for Apple .sparseimage files. But, beware that (just like in case of .iso files for Windows) these formats can contain bootable information and or whole disk images (Apple .hps files), rather useless under Windows. So, for example, if someone tell you that he has Windows XP image ready to be used in VirtualPC for Macintosh, keep in mind that you rather won’t be able to use in in Windows version of VirtualPC. Or you’ll have a lot, lot of work with extraction, conversion, tune-up etc.

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Changing keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint… costs (40) 150 USD! [updated]

When you go to Options for changing Ribbon settings, in your Word 2007 or Word 2010, you can see a small button at the bottom of button list letting you to change keyboard shortcuts for most areas of you text editor. When you go to exactly the same place in your PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 you my (surprisingly?) notice, that there is no such thing. Googling around the web let’s you discover that this is… normal situation!

2023 Update: It is still a normal situation for Microsoft. Only this time you have to pay 150 USD per year (!) to gain the ability of changing keyboard shortcuts (that is: the most basic feature of every software)!

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