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I have been using logic 7, and recently logic 8 for the past year.

 

I want to be able to bring stuff I was working on at work home. I've tried the OSX86 thing to no end, and it just isn't going to work for me. the .'s too buggy for me to even get the OS situated so it's usable.. I'm spending more time tweaking than I am working on what I've recorded.

 

I was thinking of getting a macbook pro and selling one, if not both of my quad cores. I liked these machines while I had them. they were great for my purposes. I would never, ever buy a mac for what I did on these machines. I loved putting together a cheap PC and then doing CPU intensive productive stuff at 3.92 GHz on it, where I'm getting useful stuff done at a fraction of the time/price it would cost if I got a regular dell.

 

What I need now though is something that will work, guaranteed. If I get a tweakable computer I'll tweak it and god knows I'll never get any work done if I know I could clean this or xxxx with that in windows with a comp I built myself.

 

I was thinking of the macbook pro because then I could use the app I want to use, but also work on stuff at home, on the bus(maybe not on the A train at 3 AM), at work, without being stuck only working on clients' music at work's crappy setup. I could listen at home on the hi-fi I've put together in the room that is much more honest.

 

It seems like a good machine, decent construction with aluminum. I have this dell inspiron 8200 that weighs 9 xxxxing lbs, is plastic, and falling apart. . doesn't stay in the plastic bays, the LCD moves back and forth at any blow of air, I can't ever consider the idea of buying a plastic laptop again, especially a dell. That laptop was the worst piece of junk I ever owned. The issues with the fan mooing and the thermal paste being gobbed on seem to've been resolved with the macbooks, it's been out for almost two years so it seems to've matured.

 

Am I nuts for wanting an Apple comp, being a tweakhead who has been anti mac since I got my first box of parts to make a comp when I was six? I wouldn't want one for my own home project computer, but for work it seems like a stable machine, and from y experience with _proper_ OSX setups for single purpose machines, they work damn well.

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hows is osx86 too buggy? dont forget its hacked to work on a pc, cant expect everything to work out of the box unless u build a pc with the specific parts to work just like a mac, and even then u'll find some flaws or tweaks u gota make

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just don't buy a dell laptop :P

I would recommend an ASUS system from avadirect.com they have great prices and you can customize a system pretty well, also you can install the MAC OSX on it if you want MAC but buying a macbook pro would be a waste of $ since now you can install OSX on any x86 system :) I personally run an asus notebook which has been giving me nothing but great experiences also MAC laptops is for girls and girly-boys. j/k

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hows is osx86 too buggy? dont forget its hacked to work on a pc, cant expect everything to work out of the box unless u build a pc with the specific parts to work just like a mac, and even then u'll find some flaws or tweaks u gota make

 

I couldn't get it to install properly and boot up without error. I act stupid, but surprisingly, I'm not that stupid, and I don't have the patience to go through more than 4 different OSX86 DVDs trying to find the one that will work with my PC. I just want to mix music at home I record on the machine at work, I don't want to read insanelymac at 3 AM trying to decipher which BIOS setting I missed to get OSX to run. I tried it on both quads I had here with no luck, I've read the forums, I've removed all nonessential hardware, and it just doesn't click for me. I've turned 486 boxes into automated, remote usenet downloader machines with linux for obtaining bluray movies and I am xxxxing STUMPED with this OSX86 crap. One of them after install boots up with "error" - no number, no code, no other words. just error. WTF? what assclown designs crap that simply boots up with "error?" You can't even check out their wiki without a database error. even 'fvck you' would be more helpful than some of the stupid messages I've gotten from this pursuit of OSX on the PC.

 

If I can't get it to run on a basic asus mobo with one stick of memory, and nothing but a basic evga nvidia video card in the pci slots, I don't see how the hell I'm going to get a laptop to work with it. this comp wouldn't know proprietary if it slept with it. I could drop a lot of money onto a comp that doesn't necessarily have 100% perfect glitch free hardware compatibility with OSX using stuff like the expresscard slot to interface with outboard audio gear. I can't take that risk. :/

 

Not to mention it's of questionable legality. While my sympathy for those who load DRM and HDCP requirements onto popular media then cry "DOWNLOADERZ STEAL!" is at an all time low, I gotta follow license agreements for stuff I'm using to make money, not just for moral reasons(which actually do exist for me, I've gotten legit versions of any plugin or piece of software I've made a dime off of), but legality as well. If I'm using OSX for "business" I can't really use a PC with osx running on it for everything.

 

Maybe I am crazy.

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MacBooks are great machines and probably the most solidly built laptops I've ever used. It's not like you'd be stuck with OS X only since you can dual boot with Boot Camp or run XP in a VM. Also, by running OS X on a PC you don't get the OS/Hardware marriage that Apple machines are known for...if that matters to you.

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Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. last thing I want is to be in the middle of working with a string quartet and get osx's version of a BSOD in the middle of a take.

 

then again if I'm worried about that I should be using RADAR or something anyway.

 

they wouldn't cost me $2K.. not near that, one of my boss's tenants has worked at apple for years. I wouldn't pay more than 1.5K for the entry level mbp model.

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sucks it didnt work out for u osx86 style

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osx86 is like an adat tape deck. all the hassle of tape with none of the benefits.

 

LOL.

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