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Mac Excel 2008 doesn’t support utf-8. To import utf-8 files convert them to utf-16 (little endian) and try again. Textmate works well to do this.

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Synergy

At work I have a PC for all my horrible SharePoint work and a Mac for everything else. Having separate keyboards and mice was taking up way too much space.

I’ve installed Synergy to solve the problem. It allows me to share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware over the LAN. Its really not that secure so only use on a trusted networks. In fact I need to come back to this look at the data being transferred using wireshark. For more info read this.

The set up is straightforward I set my mac up as a server and my pc as a client. The only gotcha was that the pc client couldn’t see my mac by its name and I used the IP.

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I often need to connect to Windows machines from my Mac. Microsoft have developed a Mac client to allow you. How nice. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Recommended.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/remote-desktop/default.mspx

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