Re: Re: what computer, what software for a lab?

Subject: Re: Re: what computer, what software for a lab?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "David Hailey" <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 09:09:54 -0500

On Sat 08/05/17 16:06 , "Gene Kim-Eng" sent:
> 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.
> If you don't have the budget for multi-OS systems, get a
> mix of the two in single-OS configurations. 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.
> Gene Kim-Eng

I'd clarify that to basic.

1. It would be cheaper to run a single Mac using Parallels, VMFusion, or Bootcamp, rather than have multiple single OS

2. Parallels and VMFusion are not emulators, though they will both allow you to run both OSes simlulatneously, which
may be important if you switch between tools that run on different OSes.

3. Especially when running Bootcamp (which comes with the Mac OS X) you can boot into Windows (with a licenced Window
OS), or into Mac OS X. Note that one of the fastest types of computers running Windows is a Mac.

4. Several of the tools mentioned in the previous posts do run on a Mac, most of the graphic software for instance. If
color reproduction is important, remember that Windows uses RGB values natively, while the Mac uses CMYK values
natively. That translates into quicker and more acurate color from Mac software for printing.

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