Going from PC to Mac

  • bigappleboy

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    Jun 14, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Hey,
    I'm looking for some computer guidance. My pc is wonking out once too often (won't boot up into windows) so I'm looking to get a Mac pro basically to do film editing on. I have to transfer all of my files from pc to the Mac then I want to continue using windows with Bootcamp for editing on the Mac. Just wondering if anyone is knowledgeable about this whole thing. Thanks!
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    Jun 15, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    Bootcamp makes it really easy to install a windows partition. When you start up bootcamp, you can print out the instructions and they're easy to follow. You do have to be familiar with Windows Installations though. This is assuming you have a copy of Windows to install as well.

    Just curious, if you're using the Mac side for video editing (which it is amazing for), what will you be doing on the Windows partition?

    Another alternative is to use VMWare Fusion, or Parallels and install a Windows virtual machine. On a Mac Pro, you should have plenty of horse power to where performance shouldn't be an issue. That way you can run your Mac or Windows programs without having to reboot into the different operating systems. I do recommend at least 6 (8 is better) GB of RAM if you're going to run a Windows virtual machine. Things will run smoother that way.
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Wait, what? You want to buy a Mac, so that you can install Windows, and edit videos with your Windows video editing software? That seems like a roundabout way of doing things.
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWait, what? You want to buy a Mac, so that you can install Windows, and edit videos with your Windows video editing software? That seems like a roundabout way of doing things.


    hahahah pretty soon Mac will have more viruses than Windows because the Windows population took it with then when they immigrated to Mac.
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    JB82 said
    hahahah pretty soon Mac will have more viruses than Windows because the Windows population took it with then when they immigrated to Mac.

    Well, I think people should buy a Mac because they want to use a Mac. But if you're just going to dual boot and spend most of your time running Windows, then it seems like a big waste of money.

    Mac, Final Cut Pro (or iMovie), call it a day. Forget about Boot Camp, unless you want to run some Windows games once in a while.
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    I dont get the whole buying a MAC and install window on top either. The best of both worlds or a mess of the universe.

    anyway I guess it will take sometime to get use to it and 8/10 people who get a MAC never go back to PC, thats what I heard
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    JB82 said
    hahahah pretty soon Mac will have more viruses than Windows because the Windows population took it with then when they immigrated to Mac.

    Well, I think people should buy a Mac because they want to use a Mac. But if you're just going to dual boot and spend most of your time running Windows, then it seems like a big waste of money.

    Mac, Final Cut Pro (or iMovie), call it a day. Forget about Boot Camp, unless you want to run some Windows games once in a while.


    I run bootcamp all the time on my macbook pro. PC manufacturers have the shittest hardware every. I bought an HP envy beats edition which is supposed to be one of their top of the line laptops and it sucked balls. i quickly sent it back and bought a macbook pro instead. i love my macbook pro.

    Plus its awesome to be able to switch between two different OS.
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    I just got a mac pro a few months ago, and they rock! I will never go back to a PC.

    There is a program called iMovie, which comes with your Mac Pro and it can do everything you need.

    Mac's don't get hardly any viruses- the codes to make them just are too complex, which Apple designed many years ago. I actually asked if I needed an anti-virus and they said no!

    I highly recommend buying Apple Care with your Mac Pro. If you have ANY problems whatsoever, you take it in to your Apple store and they know just what to do.

    Apple dealers know both their computers inside and out, along with the operating systems. Everything is standardized. I have not found one thing on my Mac that I could do on my PC, but have found several things my PC could never do on my Mac.

    ...like run without virus contamination and worry icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 15, 2011 12:35 PM GMT
    tenderfoot saidI just got a mac pro a few months ago, and they rock!


    Yes, the do!


    tenderfoot said
    Mac's don't get hardly any viruses- the codes to make them just are too complex, which Apple designed many years ago.



    That's not necessarily true. Don't drink the Kool-Aid. Viruses do exist for many systems, even Linux and Unix bases systems such as Mac OS X. And they are not that hard to create, nor are they more complex than Windows base viruses.

    tenderfoot said
    Apple dealers know both their computers inside and out, along with the operating systems. Everything is standardized. I have not found one thing on my Mac that I could do on my PC, but have found several things my PC could never do on my Mac.

    ...like run without virus contamination and worry icon_smile.gif


    Don't have a false sense of security. Nobody is immune. They may do a better job as far as trying to prevent malicious code from running, but you can still get burned. "Macs don't get viruses" is just false.
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    Jun 15, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    With what you would spend on a mac, you could build a high end desktop, with dual monitors. Possibly even 3d enabled dual monitors.
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    Jun 16, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    SoloRCracer said:

    "Don't have a false sense of security. Nobody is immune. They may do a better job as far as trying to prevent malicious code from running, but you can still get burned. "Macs don't get viruses" is just false."

    As I stated, "Macs hardly get any viruses" not they don't get viruses, so my statement was not false.

    Nothing is full-proof, nor should it expect to be.

    A Mac Pro speaks for itself. icon_smile.gif