Web design on new macs...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by roemster, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. roemster macrumors newbie

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    Hi, planning on buying a laptop in the near future with main concern being web design. I currently own Studio 8 for my desktop pc and to my understanding it is not supported by new intel based macs...wondering if anyone has had experience with using the windows system boot on macs and in particular with Dreamweaver and Flash 8 Prof.
     
  2. katy macrumors member

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    You can still use Studio 8 on the Mac. I currently have a 1.83 Ghz, 2gb RAM Macbook running Flash 8. It works fine. Haven't used Dreamweaver on here yet...but it should be fine. As long as you upgrade the RAM.

    I haven't tried booting from windows so can't comment there.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. roemster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh really, I was under the impression they did not work on these systems...well thanks for the advice and if anyone has used dreamweaver 8 on the news macs, please let me know.
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    The confusion is because they aren't Universal (i.e. optimized for Intel and PPC chips). They will run just fine on an Intel chip under Rosetta (Apple's solution to running PPC code on an Intel chip). You may notice a slight speed hit, but for Dreamweaver and such I don't think it would be a deal breaker. Working on high resolutions photos in Photoshop is another matter, but it still works.
     
  5. roemster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, good to know, what about fireworks, is working with images in that program going to take a huge hit like photoshop? thanks for the info.
     
  6. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    You won't be able to install the Windows-based version, if that's what you mean. The PowerPC version will work.

    But Windows runs natively, and well, on the MacBook, so that option is always available. I haven't tested any powerful applications under Parallels...
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    yeah, if i were you i'd use bootcamp and dual boot into XP, and load your Studio 8 onto that - it'll run excellent.
     
  8. roemster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I understand that, and my studio 8 is both for windows and mac. What I'm concerned with, and I wont be buying a laptop for little while is whether I should just stick with a pc laptop because I may see a drop in performance and I really dont enjoy that in my comp. So advice on this, whether to go pc or mac laptop in regards to web design right now or very near future without having to buy adobe's new programs that will be universal?
     
  9. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    You won't see any drop in performance using XP on your mac laptop than you would on a pc laptop - actually, in many benches I've seen, XP runs faster on the mac hardware than on its native PC counterparts (anyone have links to some of these?). I'd go for the mac laptop so that you have the best of both worlds.

    And I'd hold off buying any of the software for your mac side until CS3 comes out - after that it'll be blazing fast. :D
     
  10. roemster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks very much for the info, although it would be nice for some links to those benchmarks but good to hear nonetheless.
     
  11. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    here are a couple. you can find loads more just doing a search.

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