Mobile Laptops: Windows or Mac?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by jstone, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. jstone

    jstone Guest

    Hello!

    If one was to dedicate a laptop completely to (primarily) audio and (some) video editing, which is more condusive? Windows or Mac? I am going to be recording live music, running loops, creating beats, etc., and also editing a lot of pictures and some video.

    Would a Mac be preferred for this? If so, why? If not, why not?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    J
     
  2. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

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    You can run Windows on a mac. If I was going to buy my self a laptop I would go for the mac and try both OSX and Windows and do some testing on preformance.
     
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Both Platforms are great so either is a good choice. What's more important is what software do you want to run or are you currently running? Some software only runs on a certain platform so choose your software first and the platform choice may be made for you.
     
  4. freesignal

    freesignal Active Member

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    MAC! Hands Down! But then again, my vote is biased. :D In reality I would have to go with Big_D's answer though.
     
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

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    For video I would go Mac, Apple has a current offer buy a new Mac get a discount of Final Cut Express HD.

    You can keep and use your windows software, Apple has the Boot Camp technology that allows you to dual boot OSX/ XP/ Linux.
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

    You can now run windows XP in an OSX window, safely behind OSXs UNIX firewall, with virualization software from Parallels.
    http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/

    So with the Mac hardware you have more software choices that will run natively, and OSX is UNIX so if you are adventurous a recompile will allow you to run UNIX apps also.

    8)
     

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