Re: What computer, what software for a lab? (take II)

Subject: Re: What computer, what software for a lab? (take II)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 15:55:18 -0700

To clarify the clarification, the applications I was referring to
are extremely processor-intensive, and often won't run well
even on virtual machines that aren't crossing OS platforms
(for example, virtual Windows running alongside another
Windows on a PC will bring Max to its knees and AutoCAD
modules like Inventor will flat out refuse to load). I won't even
get started on my disastrous attempt to run a 64bit Windows
DNA sequencer on a stock Mac (it ultimately required a
hardware modification). Some things just need to be run
100% native.

Gene



----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>

> Gene Kim-Eng provided a good summary, but his last point requires
> clarification: <<If you might need to run both Windows and Mac and
> have the budget for it, get Macs and use Bootcamp to enable you to
> load Mac OS, Windows or Linux without emulators... Whatever you do,
> do NOT attempt to run processor-intensive applications like Maya,
> Max, Lightwave, etc., in Windows running on a Mac with an emulator.>>
>
> It's important to distinguish here between an "emulator", such as
> Microsoft's own Virtual PC, and "virtualization" software, such as
> Parallels or VMWare fusion: Gene is 100% correct that an emulator
> will drive you crazy because it's so slow. (Plus, I'm not aware of
> any Windows emulators that still run on the Intel chips; Virtual PC
> ceased development when the Intel chip Macs came out.)

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References:
RE: what computer, what software for a lab?: From: David Hailey
Re: what computer, what software for a lab?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
What computer, what software for a lab? (take II): From: Geoff Hart

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