Found 30th Mar 2009
Evening folks, I have a powerful PC with Vista but mainly do video and picture editing and am told a mac is better for this. Can I just buy the mac software and install on my PC? Or does it need specific hardware?

Is there a Mac trial anywhere?

Thank

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Also I have been told Mac runs on Fat32 but I have some 200 blu-ray movies stored on my PC which are all approx 25-50gb, fat32 has a max file size of 4gb(ish) so is this correct?

macintosh software will not run on a pc but windows works on a apple mac (with bootloader)

a mac is 3 x the price of a pc

faevilangel;4783654

macintosh software will not run on a pc but windows works on a apple mac … macintosh software will not run on a pc but windows works on a apple mac (with bootloader)a mac is 3 x the price of a pc



As above, plus Mac OSX comes with bootcamp which will allow you to partition off part of your hard drive for vista/xp.

Not sure about the FAT 32 thing.

Have had a Mac for about 2 months now and I much prefer it to my old vista laptop and didnt take to long to get used to.

Original Poster Banned

kelly1987;4783771

As above, plus Mac OSX comes with bootcamp which will allow you to … As above, plus Mac OSX comes with bootcamp which will allow you to partition off part of your hard drive for vista/xp.Not sure about the FAT 32 thing.Have had a Mac for about 2 months now and I much prefer it to my old vista laptop and didnt take to long to get used to.



Do you have any software problems? or find it's less buggy?

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you can put mac os on pc laptops...the dell mini 9 is a perfect candidate

Definately less buggy, no problems as of yet, can still watch divx's, which program do you use for playing blu-rays?

Can still use torrents, office etc, one small thing i thought was good was that if you have an image (.nrg/.iso on windows) you don't need daemon tools or anything the mac just mounts it itself.

kelly1987;4783771

As above, plus Mac OSX comes with bootcamp which will allow you to … As above, plus Mac OSX comes with bootcamp which will allow you to partition off part of your hard drive for vista/xp.Not sure about the FAT 32 thing.Have had a Mac for about 2 months now and I much prefer it to my old vista laptop and didnt take to long to get used to.



The above info is wrong, MAC works on pc's (requires a little customization/hacking), i'm running osx 10.5.6 on a few of my pc's and the filesystem in general isn't FAT32 it's HFS+. For more info google osx86 and hackintosh!

DVS_Dee;4784117

The above info is wrong, MAC works on pc's (requires a little … The above info is wrong, MAC works on pc's (requires a little customization/hacking), i'm running osx 10.5.6 on a few of my pc's and the filesystem in general isn't FAT32 it's HFS+. For more info google osx86 and hackintosh!



How's my info wrong?

DVS_Dee;4784117

The above info is wrong, MAC works on pc's (requires a little … The above info is wrong, MAC works on pc's (requires a little customization/hacking), i'm running osx 10.5.6 on a few of my pc's and the filesystem in general isn't FAT32 it's HFS+. For more info google osx86 and hackintosh!



the idea its not meant / built for pc's ......... anything can be done with a littlw customisation but you don't get the full potential of mac software if ran on a pc

kelly1987;4784152

How's my info wrong?



LOL, Comment above yours said "

faevilangel:
macintosh software will not run on a pc"

You replied

"As above, plus ..."

DVS_Dee;4784249

LOL, Comment above yours said "faevilangel:macintosh software will not … LOL, Comment above yours said "faevilangel:macintosh software will not run on a pc"You replied"As above, plus ..."



Doh!

faevilangel;4784227

the idea its not meant / built for pc's ......... anything can be done … the idea its not meant / built for pc's ......... anything can be done with a littlw customisation but you don't get the full potential of mac software if ran on a pc



Kind of true but i've got it running on a few machines, all updated to 10.5.6 (using apple updater, software d/l's straight from apple too) and everything working the same as it works on my mates MAC (unless there's something i've missed.

ps. I rate fedora 10 & Sabayon 4.0 way above OSX & Vista!

DVS_Dee;4784287

Kind of true but i've got it running on a few machines, all updated to … Kind of true but i've got it running on a few machines, all updated to 10.5.6 (using apple updater, software d/l's straight from apple too) and everything working the same as it works on my mates MAC (unless there's something i've missed.ps. I rate fedora 10 & Sabayon 4.0 way above OSX & Vista!



if some of the programs i use, rely on windows, then i would go to ubuntu,i had a testing pc with ubuntu and loved it

Windows uses FAT32.

Macs use Journalled OSX Extended. Macs however can read FAT32. Windows cannot read journalled system tho, IIRC

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faevilangel;4784227

the idea its not meant / built for pc's ......... anything can be done … the idea its not meant / built for pc's ......... anything can be done with a littlw customisation but you don't get the full potential of mac software if ran on a pc



osx runs perfectly on a dell mini 9

Would recommend a mac. Even just the mac mini. I used to waste so much time with anti-virus software and bugs. I find that the mac runs faster also, like when opening programs etc.

cmartin769;4957629

Would recommend a mac. Even just the mac mini. I used to waste so much … Would recommend a mac. Even just the mac mini. I used to waste so much time with anti-virus software and bugs. I find that the mac runs faster also, like when opening programs etc.



This doesn't really add much to a two week old thread does it?

To answer the original questions now that the thread has been resurected.

1)OS X (The operating system running on Apple's mac PCs) is only allowed to run on PCs apple has sold, this is in the EULA.

2) Most of the big creative programs now run on both platforms so while OS X may have slightly better bundled utilities if you're keen on it there's not going to be any difference.

3) FAT32 with it's 4GB limit is the lowest common denominator and virtually all PCs will write to it, both Windows and OS X have their own files systems that support bigger files - NTFS for Windows and HFS+ for OS X.

4) OS X isn't particulaly better, just different. While it doesn't suffer from some of vista's problems like long start up times it has other problems of it's own like peripheral compatibility and some annoying behavior like automatic screen dimming.

The bottom line is that OS X is worth trying if one of Apple's PC designs is the type of thing you're looking for and the time and cost of switching isn't too high (none of your current programs will work without booting into windows), it may suit you or it may not.

EndlessWaves;4966540

This doesn't really add much to a two week old thread does it?To answer … This doesn't really add much to a two week old thread does it?To answer the original questions now that the thread has been resurected.1)OS X (The operating system running on Apple's mac PCs) is only allowed to run on PCs apple has sold, this is in the EULA. 2) Most of the big creative programs now run on both platforms so while OS X may have slightly better bundled utilities if you're keen on it there's not going to be any difference.3) FAT32 with it's 4GB limit is the lowest common denominator and virtually all PCs will write to it, both Windows and OS X have their own files systems that support bigger files - NTFS for Windows and HFS+ for OS X.4) OS X isn't particulaly better, just different. While it doesn't suffer from some of vista's problems like long start up times it has other problems of it's own like peripheral compatibility and some annoying behavior like automatic screen dimming.The bottom line is that OS X is worth trying if one of Apple's PC designs is the type of thing you're looking for and the time and cost of switching isn't too high (none of your current programs will work without booting into windows), it may suit you or it may not.



Apple do not sell PC's

boothy;4966961

Apple do not sell PC's



]Yes they do. When apple were using PowerPC processors you might have had an argument that there computers were different, but now they're using exactly the same hardware as any other PCs. PCs run all sorts of different operating systems, so the fact that they're running OS X isn't a valid argument either.
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