> I don't know why I had the impression that Macs are faster systems than PCs?
That impression may have come from an article in PC World...Kelly. http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136649-page,3-c,notebooks/article.html > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rene > Stephenson > Sent: 2008-06-19 10:30 > To: Art Campbell > Cc: FrameUsers List > Subject: Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions > > Thanks, Art. You're right, I'm still warped back in time to the concept that Vista is the new kid on the block with all the > inherent "don't buy it until they work the bugs out" cloud. > > My main client has UNIX/Linux servers, and I'll be setting up a server at home whenever the basement finish-out project is, > well, finished. Whether I set that up as a Linux server or a Microsoft server is yet undecided, but I'm leaning toward Linux for > cost and resource/overhead reasons. Regardless of the laptop OS, I'll still be using mostly PC desktops in our home network > (currently 5 PCs), so I was thinking Linux would be the more flexible server setup. > > Seems like I have heard of FM for UNIX, but it seems a blue moon. Is that like the FM for Mac, also got end-life'd? If so, the > idea of a Linux laptop would probably carry the same liabilities as a Mac laptop? > > Either way, does anyone have experience sharing currently active FM files between users who run FM in different operating > systems? > > I don't know why I had the impression that Macs are faster systems than PCs? Is that just some grassroots advertising > campaign? The attractive thing to me about Macs is the graphics capabilities and the fact that I have kids in school who could > benefit from it when I trade up again (which I typically do every couple of years at a minimum, to keep on the higher end of > available performance). I don't really get into the music side of electronics at all. > > I had not heard Dell had a next-day replacement. That is good to know. Of course, it usually takes about 2 weeks for me to > get all the programs loaded up and user settings tweaked out anyway, and I wouldn't be able to just image a hard drive over > if I have to move to Vista. For that matter, I have seen too many issues with Adobe products in general for me to use the old > standby of keeping a recent drive image as a backup in case of catastrophic failure. Shame - that certainly was the fastest way > to recover. Surely there's a faster way to config and tweak out FM... I guess I can just copy the maker.ini and fminit and > plugins directories to a customization CD? > > > Rene L. Stephenson > > > > ----- Original Message ---- > From: Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> > > Rene, > > You're sort of ignoring the fact that Vista is past the first ship > early adopter milepost. It's a relatively known quantity, and the > amount of twiddling ... > > Last I heard, Mac's market share has crept up to about 3% of business > systems... so while you may be able to make it a viable solution, you're > going to spend more time twiddling a dual boot or emulation > environment to run Windows. And pay more for the processing power, but > it may be worth it to you. > > So if you're looking recommendations for a Windows laptop, I'd go with > an upper level Dell with next-day replacement... > look at the ruggedized models put out by Panasonic, Dell, and some > other vendors, although I don't have any personal experience with > those models. > > Art > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as kmcdaniel at pavtech.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/kmcdaniel%40pavtech. com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.