Q: If I buy a PC with an AMD processor instead of an Intel one, will I run into any compatibility issues with common software like Vista or Office 2007?

A: No, as long as the AMD processor, and/or its accompanying graphics and other chips, called a 'chip set,' are rated as being able to handle the graphics in the version of Vista you are buying. Each chip company makes some low-end models that handle certain tasks more slowly than their mainstream or top-of-line models. And gamers are often particular about which chip sets they buy. But, in my experience, roughly comparable AMD and Intel processors and chip sets are equally compatible with common software like Office and Windows.

Q: I have been using the Netscape Web browser for years. I am interested in shifting to using the Firefox browser. How do I transfer my extensive list of book marks from Netscape to Firefox?

A: Firefox will import your Netscape bookmarks automatically during the installation process, just as it can automatically import bookmarks from other browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.

Q: Friends who use Macs tell me they have a removable backup device that backs up their entire hard drive, including programs. Is there something similar for PCs?

A: You appear to be referring to Time Capsule, which is an Apple hardware product that combines a hard disk and a wireless base station and is meant to work with the Mac's built-in Time Machine automated backup feature. The answer is that there are many backup drives for Windows PCs, and that lots of them work with Macs as well. All the major hard-disk makers sell external hard disks that connect to a PC either directly, or over a network, and which come with relatively simple backup programs. Some of these programs will do complete, automated backups of everything on your PC, including applications. Even Apple's Time Capsule can be used to back up files from Windows PCs, though it doesn't come with Windows backup software, and setting it up for Windows is slightly trickier than doing so on a Mac.

问:如果我买了一台使用AMD而不是英特尔(Intel)处理器的个人电脑,在运行Vista或Office 2007等常用软件时是否会遇到兼容性问题呢?



答:火狐会在安装时自动导入网景的书签,就像从Internet Explorer、Safari和Opera等其他浏览器中自动导入书签一样。


答:你指的可能是Time Capsule,它是苹果(Apple)的一种将硬盘和无线基站相结合的硬件产品,作用是与Mac的内置Time Machine自动备份功能配合工作。你的问题的答案是Windows个人电脑有许多种备份装置,其中许多也可用于Mac电脑。所有主要的硬盘制造商都销售能够直接或是通过网络连接到个人电脑的外接硬盘,所带的备份程序也比较简单。其中一些程序能够完整地自动备份个人电脑上的所有东西,包括应用程序。而且,尽管苹果的Time Capsule不能与Windows的备份软件一起使用,但它也能用来备份Windows个人电脑的文件,不过在Windows环境下的设置要比在Mac操作系统下麻烦一些。