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  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,860 points)

    They are normally HTML based and, as I previously said, "If it contains HTML or other navigation it may not work on a Mac unless it was designed to be cross platform - eg Macs don't like \ in place of /".

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    a brody wrote:

     

    Disks like that often already have Mac compatible files that require no Windows.  Look to see if there are .doc, .pdf, xls, or .ppt files.  Any of those can open with LibreOffice, and Preview.  Only .exe files need Windows.

    Maybe you are too young to remember CD-ROMs, but their value was the included engine that allowed for the ease of search and find the documents necessary to his research.

     

    While I am sure it consists of pdf's that can open in a Mac, if he cannot run the .exe engine that will let him search for the specific document he needs, inserting it and opening it on his Mac (without Windows emulation) will probably be a time consuming task with little gain:

     

     

    Professional technicians count on Chilton…you can too! Includes coverage of Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari, 1985-96, Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup*/Chevrolet C/K 2500 Pickup*/Chevrolet C/K 3500 Pickup*, 1988-98, Chevrolet C/K-Series Blazer, 1988-94, Chevrolet Express*, 1996-97, Chevrolet G10/G1500 Van*, Chevrolet G20/G2500 Van*/Chevrolet G30/G3500 Van*, 1987-97, Chevrolet Lumina APV, 1990-96, Chevrolet R/V 2500 Pickup*, 1988-90, Chevrolet R/V 3500 Pickup*/GMC R/V 3500 Pickup*, 1988-91, Chevrolet S-10 Pickup/GMC Sonoma Pickup, 1982-99, Chevrolet S-Series Blazer/GMC S-15 Jimmy, 1994-99, Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Sierra, 1988-98, Chevrolet Tahoe, 1995-98, Chevrolet Van*, 1987-97, Chevrolet Venture, 1997-99, GMC Envoy, 1998-99, GMC R/V 2500 Pickup*, 1988-89, GMC Rally Wagon*/GMC Vandura*, 1987-96, GMC S-15 Pickup, 1982-93, GMC Savana*, 1996-97, GMC Syclone, 1991, GMC Typhoon, 1992-93, GMC Yukon, 1992-98, Isuzu Hombre, 1996-99, Oldsmobile Bravada, 1991-99, Oldsmobile Silhouette, 1990-99, Pontiac Montana, 1999, Pontiac Trans Sport, 1990-98. *Includes Cutaways, Motor Home Chassis & Diesel* This new repair manual on CD contain authentic Chilton service and repair instructions, illustrations, and specifications for the vehicles worked on most by Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts today. Chilton Total Car Care CDs give you the confidence to service all the following systems of your own vehicle: • General Information & Maintenance • Engine Performance & Tune-Up • Engine Mechanical & Overhaul • Emission Controls • Fuel System • Chassis Electrical • Drive Train • Suspension & Steering • Brakes • Body & Trim • Troubleshooting Additional vehicles, including European models, are available by visiting the www.ChiltonDIY.com Web site. Standard code, included with purchase, provides users access to information for one vehicle.

     

     

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  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    Further research indicates that purchase of this CD-ROM only allows you access to ONE automotive model from the list I printed above.  Are you aware of this restriction, and if so, do you intend to use it for only one model?

     

    If that is the situation, a brody's suggestion may actually work for you:

     

    Insert the CD-ROM into your Mac and look for a folder that contains the automotive manuals.  They will probably be in pdf format. 

     

    Depending on how they are named, you may be able to open that specific model's manual.

     

    However, since the CD-ROM has some mechanism to restrict you to only one model, I doubt that this approach will work.

     

    Here are the CD-ROMs system requirements:

     

    "CD allows access to one vehicle.( TT-28055) Models Included: ... System Requirements: Intel Pentium processor: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (This is not compatible with Vista or Windows 7) 64MB RAM (128 MB Recommended) 100MB hard-disk space"

     

    I am "almost" tempted to fire up my eMac G4, install VirtualPC and see if this CDROM will run!

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,860 points)

    Maybe you are too young to remember CD-ROMs, but their value was the included engine that allowed for the ease of search and find the documents necessary to his research. While I am sure it consists of pdf's that can open in a Mac, if he cannot run the .exe engine that will let him search for the specific document he needs, inserting it and opening it on his Mac (without Windows emulation) will probably be a time consuming task with little gain:

     

    We are not all too young to remember this Luddite approach.

     

    There are now many excellent cross platform CDs.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    Neville Hillyer wrote:

     

    There are now many excellent cross platform CDs.

    Just not in 2000...

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,860 points)

    Just not in 2000...

     

    I was involved in producing them at that time but not for this company.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    As I recall, one of the selling points for VirtualPC on the Mac was its ability to run Windows CDROMs for which there was no cross-platform ability...

     

    What exactly do you mean by the latter part of this statement?:

     

    Neville Hillyer wrote:

     

    We are not all too young to remember this Luddite approach.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,860 points)

    Single platform CDs.

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