If Mac's are so "underpowered"...

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Post by forge » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:43 am

Vercengetorex wrote:Damnit!!! :evil:

I just let myself get dragged into this stupid conversation!! :x

Seriously though, this shit is opinionated and tired. Somebody kill this thread!! :roll:
it would be a perfectly legit dicussion topic if people didn't get emotionally wound up by it - I myself wished we had macs at work the other day when we kept getting pop-ups and crap, but then I took in my own PC laptop yesterday and happily worked all day on it

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Post by AdamJay » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:58 am

can you use Mozilla or update the OS's to SP2 at your work?
pop up blocking isnt just a mac thing ya know ;)

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Post by forge » Sat Oct 16, 2004 2:30 pm

AdamJay wrote:can you use Mozilla or update the OS's to SP2 at your work?
pop up blocking isnt just a mac thing ya know ;)
I might give mozilla a go actually, that's what I use

they're still on win 2000 though and for some bizarre reason seem to want to stay that way

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Tools are Tools

Post by cmcg37 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:51 pm

I am a dedicated Mac user. I have been for years.

With that said:

Mac or PC does not matter anymore. I would not want to use a PC for music production. I have a PC at my day job and I would not want a Mac for my day job.

Mac users are a little envious of the tons of software available for PC. Mac users are a little envious because of the lower prices PCs go for.

There is fantastic software for both platforms. I don't ever expect to buy a PC but the OpenSynth (www.openlabs.com) has got me to thinking.

Use your tools. I love my Mac(s) and get plenty of work out of them.
I have pals that use PCs for music and video and they do fantastic work. Think about this analogy: do novelists use blue or black ink when working out ideas? The output of work is important, not the tool.

Best regards,

CMCG37

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Post by smutek » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:30 pm

I just took a job editing digital photos for a sporting goods company. I am going to have to work on a windows machine and am not looking forward to it.

I prefer the macintosh.

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Post by Urs » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:35 am

FaX-01 wrote:A few other words -
Logic and Digital Performer .
Metasynth.
CellSynth
Zebra
Audio Units
absolutely agreeing :lol:

hehehe, sorry, couldn't resist...

Cheers,

;) Urs

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Post by noisetonepause » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:58 am

painseeker wrote:Its crap to say that Macs are more stable than Pc's. How many servers do you see with apple hardware? :wink:

And my experience is, that XP is just as stable - if not more stable than (S)OS X :D
Errr - http://www.apple.com/xserve/ ?? You see plenty... there's an OSX Server too... Cos you kna, for servers, there's nought quite like UNIX :)

-Paws

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Re: Tools are Tools

Post by bencodec » Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:30 pm

cmcg37 wrote:I am a dedicated Mac user. I have been for years.

With that said:

Mac users are a little envious of the tons of software available for PC.
just curious, what software are you envious of on the PC that you can't get an equal or more powerful tool on the mac? with the accepting of games which do usually come out for the PC first and then the successful ones get ported, what pro apps and serious tools do you feel left out of by using a mac?

yes, there are more apps for PC then mac, but how many different homecoded FTP clients that are written as science projects do you need.

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Re: Tools are Tools

Post by smutek » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:53 pm

bencodec wrote: what pro apps and serious tools do you feel left out of by using a mac?
For me personally, none.

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Post by noisetonepause » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:57 am

Audiomulch looks rather nifty, I must say.

And I've as of yet been unable to find a proper tracker.

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Post by AdamJay » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:59 am

ya and best yet audio mulch has been free for the last 5 years.
i used to dable with it alot in my old nord modular lust days. :lol:

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Post by SinisterDexter » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:03 pm

MarkH wrote: Let me sum it up for you, Live is not written for Altivec. If it was, performance would be better.
Come on Ableton, bring us Altivec totin' Mac users up to speed. Please...

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