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i don't get viruses.

but i am going to have a 50gb partition on my external after leopard comes out so i can play games i can't convert to os x

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[quote name='A Nonny Moose' post='373334' date='May 27 2007, 11:42 AM']Record it over Firewire

I already have the card installed and working in Windows. I don't really want to get a cable box for my "office" and buy a firewire card to do the input. I just wish the card would work.

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Suffer. And that's about all.

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Use apps which have no counterpart on Mac (or that are just plain better on Windows), for playing games Windows still seems to be the best solution and finally burning apps like Alcohol - I can't figure any Mac app that is comparable to something like this. Then we have DVD Shrink and lots of other stuff that is mostly related to ripping/playing and P2P. Anyway, working under Windows gets me annoyed most of the time, I wish I just could completely stop working with it but I see no way in doing so if there are no good solutions/alternatives for the things I'm doing for Mac OS X, too.

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ffmpegx works like a charm. it can convert almost anything. pair that with vlc, and your mac can play anything.

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I have to use a presentation software Mediashout 3 for my church because there is no decent presentation software in Mac OS X that is equivalent to Mediashout

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play games :) ahh sometimes messenger ( cam and audio ) .

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What dont I do in OS X?

CounterStrike, Need For Speed Carbon, get viruses, worry about security, and autocad.

I know CS is supposed to run under crossover, but it sucks. Need For Speed Carbon is a minor loss, I just play on my PS2. Viruses and Security, that self explanitory. And AutoCAD? Well Ive gotten 2000 running under crossover, but it cant read my 2007 files, and Vectorworks and TurboCAD just dont compare. If only it was ported...

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I have to use a presentation software Mediashout 3 for my church because there is no decent presentation software in Mac OS X that is equivalent to Mediashout


I never knew there was presentation software that was just built for ministry (I'm on their website). The system requirements are super steep, though, so it makes me wonder just what this software is exactly being used for.

I'm betting Keynote can *probably* fit the bill here, but (as you've pointed out) there will be some features that just aren't in Keynote that are in Mediashout.

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I use Windows XP (under parallels) for:
- a real Internet Explorer (my job is development of browser based applications).
- Firmware upgrading of Thomson SpeedTouch modems
- Running some key generators :)

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Visual Studio under parallels for uni, then I play most of my games, keygens and small shareware programs under crossover

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I use Windows for everything. If I used only mac I wouldnt be able to use a lot of my programs and probably all of my games.

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What dont I do in OS X?

CounterStrike, Need For Speed Carbon, get viruses, worry about security, and autocad.

I know CS is supposed to run under crossover, but it sucks. Need For Speed Carbon is a minor loss, I just play on my PS2. Viruses and Security, that self explanitory. And AutoCAD? Well Ive gotten 2000 running under crossover, but it cant read my 2007 files, and Vectorworks and TurboCAD just dont compare. If only it was ported...



theres a thread on how to run carbon on OS X here :)

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theres a thread on how to run carbon on OS X here :)

Yeah but im on a mini, so theres no advanced pixel shading.

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I have a Hauppauge TV tuner card with the 881 chipset
Nomad jukebox Zen ( mac application not as good wont work i tunes)
Phone Flashing ( not a biggie )
Pocket PC Intergration ( compaq iPAQ )

So Windows is needed for these

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Gaming - it's basically the only thing i do with my windows box these days. Although I also keep it because almost everybody around me uses windows so there might be compatability issues when working on projects.

Other then that, it's OS X all the way

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Well at the moment, I do everything in windows (sold my ibook). But even when I had my ibook I still did everything in windows simply because my pc was so much faster (x2 4200 2gig). Although I really liked macos.
So now I will upgrade my pc to a compatible motherboard and a core 2 duo, and see how a hackintosh works. If it works flawlessly I will probably do everything in os x, except for games and poker (the poker database progs don't work with os x). So I will spend all my non poker time in os x, and all the time playing poker in windows :P.

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I want autocad on a mac!!! I tried other programs.. but I need autocad! why don't they do a mac compatible autodesk autocad?

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i dont do anything in osx =D

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i dont do anything in osx =D

Its pretty much the same for me atm. If I had an intel based Mac Id probably do simple stuff in it, but Id still end up in Windows 60% of the time. I mainly use my Mac for torrents/seeding/downloading stuff cause its a mini and is so quiet so it can be left on overnight with no hassles. Oh and the mini doesnt make my room like 4 degrees hotter.





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