Switching Platforms... or not?

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What should I do?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:47 pm

Stay with the PC, you've spent enough already.
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Move to the Mac, what's a little more cash?
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The virtual machine is the answer.
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Dude, you're screwed.
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Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:55 am

You should inquire at the plugin companies if you can exchange your Windows license to a Mac license for free or if that costs something. As far as I know you have no luck with Adobe, so you will have to buy all your Adobe applications again. And as you mentioned, several plugins are only available for Windows.

Using Virtual PC on the Mac probably means less performance, so your plugins will run slower there. But it is a solution for occasional usage.

Switching to the Mac with all the tools you already have for Windows certainly means a very expensive decision. If you don't like WindowsXP, you could get Windows 2000 (which I still use myself) which works very smoothly. I have less problems with it than with OSX. But at some point in the future you will be forced to upgrade again to XP or its successor. XP works much more stable on newer PCs. Old ones as your 800 MHz one are not the best machines to run XP.

Some hardware and software costs roughly double as much for the Mac as for a Windows machine, so switching from Windows to a Mac should be considered very well.

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Postby TARL_FURY » Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:06 pm

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Making a platform switch

Postby earnyla » Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:45 pm

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