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Old 10-09-1999, 06:22 PM
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Default mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

I would like to run PT on a notebook. Is this
possible? Which would be better, a mac or a pc? I would really appreciate some help here.
Pros/Cons?

please help!

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Old 10-10-1999, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

Well, the mac version has more features (at least in 4.3.2) and more plugins (although supposedly NT will start to catch up at some point). And there's a much bigger installed base for the mac platform. Both platforms have some third party apps that are platform exclusive, but not that many (but you can run pc apps on a mac via emulation).


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Old 10-11-1999, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC.

PC GOOD FOR ....
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Old 10-12-1999, 12:12 AM
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Damnit! I've said it before, and I will say it again, and I will continue to fight the war against sh@#ty computers.

PC's SUCK! Mac Forever

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-12-1999, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

I think that what will help more is the information that one cannot run PT on PC notebook (or maybe ?)
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Old 10-14-1999, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

I think when you are getting into a sophisticated application which must run stable (as opposed to not really mattering if it crashes) you should be very conservative. Digi has been on on the Mac since Day 1. I use a Tan G3/ OS 8.3 and it is rock solid. Stay away from the bleeding edge and you will spend more time recording.
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Old 10-14-1999, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

PC's are great for running office applications and s--t like that games e.t.c but for serious stuff like protools that require stability i would not recomend it.i guess i can say that because i have both mac and pc.

PC's really do suck
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Old 10-31-1999, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

Do this same post on the Windows NT Digi board and compare the comments. If you don't care about having a lot of plug-ins and a stable OS for the next couple of years, then a PC should be just fine.
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Old 11-01-1999, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: mac vs. pc? I need help choosing!

The industry in more into Macs than PC unless your using an SGI or a Sun station. You'll have less trouble with a Mac and less set-up time. I work with both and for a Audio,Midi, Video...use a Mac;for office work use a PC.
Yes, look at both the Mac postings and the PC postings and compare problems and features and you'll see PC won't just be fine!!!!
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Old 11-01-1999, 02:29 PM
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I have 2 PCs (Pentium II 300mhz) and 2 Mac 9600/350s. Personally, I intensely dislike our PCs and they get used now only for office work, which they don't even do that well due to frequent hangs under Win98 and the snail speed. Our Mac 9600/350s are stable in comparison.

In audio, the pros and studios mostly use Macs for interface preference and stability reasons, while many amateurs use PCs because they are less expensive and there are many cheap cards and plugs, etc. Your choice.
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