"Starting Over" with a Mac -- Have some questions.

Hello,

Well, my windows machine crashed, and I used the opportunity to switch over to a Mac, but I'm incurring some issues with my new work flow and reinstallation of programs, etc.

My installation of Sibelius was successful (as was the upgrade to 5.2.5). But as I started working on VDL 2.5, I'm not sure I've actually installed anything:

Following the manual (for the upgrade version), I inserted the disc and followed the first set of commands (through selecting Easy Install). From that point, I get a screen that says there are 441 items remaining and I get the impression that I should see some sort of ";download progress"; thing, but after a few dormant minutes, that window disappears and all that is sitting there is window that has the VDL installer programs (1 of 6).

Considering that I have no Kontakt Player on this machine and that VDL has always taken a few minutes to install, I can't believe that I would actually be done installing. Being a total newbie to Mac, I'm not even sure where to look for said installed items.

Any help? Thanks.
I use the screen sharing to control my desktop at home from my laptop at school/work.  PC people will say ";oh you can do that on a PC too..."; but they don't understand how easy and fast it is on the Mac, and without any 3rd party software.
You need to try out the iChat feature too, dude. You can let someone take over your computer while you watch them do it, it's awesome. Say you have a problem on your Mac that you can't solve. If you have a buddy that's a mac and knows how to fix it, just let him share your screen and you watch him take over your mouse and work his magic. It's quite impressive:)
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To any event enjoy your new machine--they're definitely a joy to use.
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True Story! If I think it should be able to do something, it can!
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Thanks, Jesse. That did it.

I guess my question was just an illustration of how behind the learning curve I am with this new computer. Love it, though!
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Actually Eric this scenario is pretty rare in the Mac world.  I think KP2 is the only piece of software on the Mac I've ever had that required a compatibility update just to install--and I think a lot of that has to do with NI still using VISE as installer software.

Fairly often you need to download new versions or updates when new OS versions come out, but Mac developers tend to be proactive on these issues and it's rarely in limbo for more than a few weeks if that.  I find the companies that develop primarily on PCs or support both OSes tend to be a little slow to market with upgrades to fix OS issues.

To any event enjoy your new machine--they're definitely a joy to use.
Dude, it's the same learning curve as Finale to Sibelius. It won't be long before your even faster and more productive than before!

And no, this is NOT meant to start up the whole Finale/Sibelius rivalry:) We've done a good job of letting that one fade!
Thanks, Jesse. That did it.

I guess my question was just an illustration of how behind the learning curve I am with this new computer. Love it, though!
I think you need to download the Leopard installer

http://tapspace.com/updates/index.html
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