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Old 01-10-2002, 10:23 PM
Kenny Gioia Kenny Gioia is offline
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Default Why MacOSX?

I've seen a lot of posts recently asking for Pro Tools to be MacOSX compatible.

Why? I tried using my Ibook with OSX the other day and I didn't get it. The dock was unecessary and all the menus are in different places for no particular reason.

Internet Explorer ran a little slower. That's all I tried.
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Old 01-10-2002, 11:33 PM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

well, for one reason, Apple is now shipping OS X as the default OS. We can suspect that support for earlier version of Mac OS to slowly disappear. Also, I believe there are many advantages to OS X over OS 9 and earlier. I've been running OS X on my Powerbook for 3 months or so, and I haven't had a crash or freeze. Compare that to OS 9 on my G3 Desktop (in which I run ProTools) where I get at least one crash or freeze a week. Stability is important. I'm sure there are many more advantages that someone else can share. I hear what you are saying about OS X being quite different than OS 9, but you'll get used to it. I quite enjoy using it over 9 now.
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Old 01-11-2002, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

I have to agree with macjam. I've been working in OS X for the last 2 months on my business computer almost exclusively and I think it's great.

Protools should be OS X native sometime this year (sooner the better I hope). If you have the time, take a look (view it all if you can) at a long QT movie from a Macworld Expo presentation about OS X. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/powerofx/
At about 24min:10sec into the vid, Doug Wyatt (from Opcode - now with Apple) gives a short demo with OS X and MIDI and how it relates to latency.

As for the OS X Dock, pin it on the right side of your screen and turn off magnification. Plus, buy RAM - lots of it. Then buy even more. Don't just think different, think multiprocessor.

It should be an interesting year for Protools users.
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Old 01-11-2002, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

Why Mac OS X?
Simple, just to let the second processor do his job doubling the RTAS power (or HTDM)
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Old 01-11-2002, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

Amen to native multiprocessor support.
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Old 01-11-2002, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR> Why Mac OS X?
Simple, just to let the second processor do his job doubling the RTAS power (or HTDM) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, dual proc. support is not a function of the OS, but the application. Digi supporting OS X doesn't necessarily mean supporting DP. Although my guess is the next version will support both anyway.
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Old 01-11-2002, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

os 10 is a multi threading, multi tasking os that supports multi processing at its os core.
That would lead me to beleive that all software run on it benefits from the dual cpu's.
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Old 01-11-2002, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

Which doesn't mean every developer must (or will) allow the multiprocessor support...Just food for thought.

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Old 01-11-2002, 08:24 AM
Kenny Gioia Kenny Gioia is offline
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

Nothing personal but no one has mentioned anything dramatic.

1. One less crash per week.

2. Apple is now shipping OS X as the default OS

3. but you'll get used to it.

4.Plus, buy RAM - lots of it. Then buy even more.

Really ground breaking stuff. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I can't wait. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-11-2002, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Why MacOSX?

The 'Feel' of the OS is where the big difference lies for me - OS 9 feels tired - OSX feels 'solid'/reliable/futuristic...
As soon as Opcode Studio Vision started 'feeling' crashy I dropped it in favour of Logic (solid-ish). When the OSX version of ProTools comes out I will drop Logic and use Protools exclusively both for composing and recording. (At the moment I still do the composing-stuff on Logic...)
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