Should I switch from Mac to PC?

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Re: reply to rpsx

Post by Alex Reynolds » Tue May 13, 2003 10:36 pm

Benjamin Golinvaux wrote:go for a thinkpad. they are rock stable (hi quality components) and recommended by RME. they aren't cheap but you get what you pay for.
Careful, now. Saying a quality music setup centered around Windows could be expensive might start a riot. :wink:

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by cperezzz » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:37 pm

get a mac
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by rapidix » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:40 am

cperezzz wrote:get a mac
dude. are you even looking at the original posts' dates? you're like six years too late.

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by Anubis » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:07 am

cperezzz wrote:get a mac
get a pc, the new OS rocks :roll:
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by TITBAG » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:19 pm

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by SubFunk » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 pm

You must be totally nuts moving from osx to windows, i am shure you will regret it.
Be shure that you get a large pack of headache pills with windows, you will need them.

We have several windows maschines for audio at work and it's a nightmare.
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:30 pm

SubFunk wrote:You must be totally nuts moving from osx to windows, i am shure you will regret it.
Be shure that you get a large pack of headache pills with windows, you will need them.

We have several windows maschines for audio at work and it's a nightmare.
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by adventurepants_ » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:35 pm

SubFunk wrote:You must be totally nuts moving from osx to windows, i am shure you will regret it.
Be shure that you get a large pack of headache pills with windows, you will need them.

We have several windows maschines for audio at work and it's a nightmare.
its a shame you dont have anyone who knows about computers at work.
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by Geezus » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:38 pm

adventurepants_ wrote:
SubFunk wrote:You must be totally nuts moving from osx to windows, i am shure you will regret it.
Be shure that you get a large pack of headache pills with windows, you will need them.

We have several windows maschines for audio at work and it's a nightmare.
its a shame you dont have anyone who knows about computers at work.

my thoughts exactly

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by Martyn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:43 pm

Doesn't anybody read the dates on these necrobumped threads, Alex Reynold's (remember him?) post at the top of the page is from 2003. cperezzz raised it from the dead where it belonged :wink: .
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by pulsoc » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:44 pm

Keep the thread alive in '85!

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by Jekblad » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:01 am

wow.

i cannot believe you brought this thread back to say, "get a mac"

and now i'm bumping it. oopsy...
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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by cacti » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:40 am

why not go with a Hackintosh? just built mine and i love it.

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Re: Should I switch from Mac to PC?

Post by noisetonepause » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:29 am

Hackintosh? What the fuck's a Hackintosh?

@OP:

Sure, Macs are slower than PCs but when comparing the price, but you get more than that. Show me PC case that's as nice as the latest Powermac. Also, here's a phrase for you: Bus-powered Firewire!

Like someone else said, performance is going to improve a lot once Ableton get round to doing AltiVec optimisation... and you never know what's around the corner from IBM/Motorola. Do you really want a computer with an 8086 in it, anyway?

OS X might not be as mature as what we know but it's getting there and the foundations are solid. And I mean, we can still look down our noses at PC users for having all those useless mousebuttons, but also for still mucking about with ASIO drivers and... whatever it is they do with MIDI. Plug-ins and apps other than Live are moving to OS X now... even NI seem to be getting their arse in gear.

Seriously, I think you should think things through. Maybe look at getting a processor upgrade for your Powermac, they're quite cheap. But never just think about the power, it's really the software that makes a computer, and OS X is just the better software. You don't have to worry about yearly new versions from M$ either. Win!

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edit - Fuck. Should read the whole thread... you already got a portable!
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Re: pcs will always be faster than macs?

Post by noisetonepause » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:31 am

robtronik wrote:
Macs won't ever get faster than a PC......
LOL. oh okay.

IBM 970.

That is all.

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