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Posted by Jim on 01/18/08 22:30

"nappy" <n@n.n> wrote in message
> "Jim" <jimmy AT> wrote in message
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>> "Spex" <> wrote in message
>>> nappy wrote:
>>>> "Ma3rk" <> wrote in message
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>>>> I'm very impressed with all
>>>>> the new hardware, but to be honest, the more I use the Mac OS, the
>>>>> more I like XP.
>>>> Agreed. I have dual boot Intel Mac Pro 8 core machien swith Premiere
>>>> CS3 and FCP on the same machine. I regret the rare occasions I have to
>>>> use FCP and OSX. Slower than XP by a wide margin. Finally we CAN
>>>> compare the two OS's on the same machine.
>>> That would seem rather a strange choice to purchase a Mac Pro then use
>>> XP. Surely you could have build a system more powerful for a lot less if
>>> you are PC orientated?
>>> I know of your pathological hate for FCP so am a bit surprised you
>>> purchased it. :)
>>> Why don't you use Vista BTW out of interest?
>> IMO, now with Dual Boot and Parallels, if you are in a media creation
>> business, an Intel Mac is a no brainer as a new machine purchase (unless
>> you still need legacy pci slots or have a Windows box only piece of
>> hardware). There are fantastic tools for us to use on both sides of the
>> operating system camp.
>> Even if Tiger etc isn't your main boot up of choice, it is awesome having
>> the full aresnal available.
>> Having a preference on which OS we prefer to work in is one thing, but
>> denying ourselves fantastic software that is available because of this
>> preference is plain wrong. For me just having Live Type on a machine is
>> reason enough to get a Mactel. Even if that was the only Mac program I
>> used.
> Actually there is nothing you can do on a mac that can not be done faster
> on a PC. I don't own mine for the 'tools' Because they are largely in
> pretty poor shape. Examples:
> Shake.. is a mess. Old interface, poor support and a tiny user basse put
> it in the twilight zone at Apple..
> Motion.. What a TERD. it is slow and very very painful and crashes like a
> dog driving a taxi. It is a DOG. NO rla or rpf or Camera import..
> FCP. Still the slowest NLE I have ever used.
> Color nice try apple but you forgot to make it WORK on the Mac!
> That's about it. There are no other apps worth mentioning on the apple.
> As for parallels.. no go here. It's a resource hog and very slow. Had to
> go with XP boot.

I'm sure it comes down to a matter of personal preference. What software
fits best with the user. What software the user finds more comfortable to
use and what software the user gets the most product out of. For some,
sometimes it Macs sometimes it's PCs.
Personally I use LiveType and DVD Studio Pro.

There is NO equivalent to LiveType on a PC except for India Titler which is
no longer made,(because Apple bought it and turned it into LiveType) and DVD
Studio Pro is just a great program. although I am sure DVD Lab (and others)
is just as good from what I can tell.

All in all these things are just tools and appliances and forming narrow
minded exclusionary attitudes about one or the other as some do, limits the
users ability to get things done.

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