macromedia studio 8 on OSX or XP?

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  1. atarigraffx macrumors member

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    i just got a mac pro 2.66 and a student edition or adobe macromedia studio 8
    (Flash and Dreamweaver) for both platforms
    what would be the difference on running them in OSX or
    bootcamping them for Win XP
     
  2. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    If I remember the training material from Lynda.com one instructor was saying the GUI for Flash was slightly different on XP vs. OSX. Tabs are one example. XP allows for tabs but X does not. I may have it backwards. The programs would operate the same and offer the same functionality. Are you wondering about performance issues since Studio 8 is not a universal binary?
     
  3. atarigraffx thread starter macrumors member

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    preformance wise is what i was wondering about
    i already have to bootcamp Maya
    was wondering if i needed to do the same for Flash/Dreamweaver
     
  4. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Macromedia MX 04 products. Flash, Freehand, and Dreamweaver in OSX. I am using them on a Macbook Pro from a Powerbook and don't notice any real slow downs. The PB was a 1.5 and the MBP is a 2.16 so that helps. I only have a gig of ram in the MBP and things zip along.
     
  5. londonweb macrumors 6502

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    I migrated about a year ago from PC to Mac PB G4 and Flash MX 2004 was so slow it was verging on the unusable. I've since upgraded to Studio 8 and it's a lot better although it still seems quicker on the PC (and my pc is fairly old). It's little things like renaming items in your library - click the item and quite often the spinny thing comes up, or click on the font list and that gives a long pause followed by a second or two of the spinny beachball. These are minor things, but it does get a bit tiresome. On the plus side it certainly doesn't appear to be slower at the more important stuff like compiling or playing movies.

    It might be a lot better on Intel (ie. Macbook), I don't know.
     
  6. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I have Macromedia Studio 8 and a MBP C2D. I don't notice any lag at all.
     
  7. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    OMG, Macromedia products are so slow on a mac it's unreal. Bootcamp those things.I mean seriously, your system will crawl.
     
  8. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried evaluation versions of Flash 8 both on my PC (2 GHz P4) and my Intel iMac (2 GHz Core Duo), and for the most part the PC had a slight performance advantage - not much, but noticable. The only thing that seemed quite a bit faster on the PC was the encoding of FLV video files, which I happen to do a lot of.

    But, when I purchased my permament copy, I still installed it on the Mac, not just because that better supports my workflow, but also in anticipation of a Flash update sometime next year which should make it a universal binary (and thus much faster than the current PPC binary).

    - Martin
     
  9. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Adobe won't be providing a Flash update to the present PPC version. When it becomes a universal application you'll have to buy the full version.

    Having said that, I found Studio 8 painful under rosetta on my MB 2Ghz 2GB ram. So I got the windows version which runs as it should. Next year though I'll get the Adobe web package for Mac.... when it finally gets here. :rolleyes:
     
  10. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Try putting more RAM in your machine.
     
  11. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's what I meant - when I upgrade to Flash 9 (or whatever it's going to be called), it'll be universal.

    - Martin
     
  12. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    it works fine. and I;m only using a MB not even a MBP..... its faster on here than on my iMac G5
     
  13. atarigraffx thread starter macrumors member

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    i installed anyways on OSX for now
    im waiting on a copy of XP pro w/ SP2
    once i get that ill bootcamp Maya 7
    and studio 8 ill play by ear
    i can always uninstall it and reinstall it on XP
    i dont think itll be a problem on OSX though because my Mac Pro is a Monster
    WORKSTATION with Quad Xeons and its gangster as hell
     
  14. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong... I run Flash 8 Professional in OSX via Rosetta and it runs great, I have a 24" iMac, 1GB RAM...

    The only apps so far which I simply cannot run under Rosetta are Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2. Although, Freehand MX works great, just like Flash 8 and Dreamweaver. I don't know if you have actually tested Flash in a Intel Mac but from my experience it runs pretty well, you're misinforming the thread starter :eek:.
     
  15. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running all Adobe products under Windows until they are native (only using them on my work computer now). Too slow right now under rosetta. Even though I get the educational discount I only want to upgrade one time and I prefer to work on my Mac for graphics at home.
     
  16. funnyent macrumors regular

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    Macbook Pro

    I am running studio 8 with my macbook pro and it is faster than on my iMac g5!
     

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