Need help on picking the right computer!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mothergoose45, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. mothergoose45 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
    Work is buying me a computer so I can do the marketing things from the house and work. I will be using it for Adobe Desiger to make pages in PDF format. I want to get a Mac (being I havent ever owned one) but a few questions. This is a chance to get a Mac for myself also, but if it wont work for its main purpose I will have to go to the PC route.
    1. Can i get a get a Macbook with 2mb ram and run the Adobe designer and will it run it well.
    2. Would I be better of getting a Dell of the same caliber. Would it work better.
    3. Just need some help here. I know the new Mac Book Pro would be good, but cant justify to my business to get one when a dell is $1100-$1300.
    Would like to get a MacBook loaded if it will work for my main work.

  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    Sorry, but what's Adobe designer?

    edit: sorry, I found it. Windows only; buy the Dell
  3. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
  4. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
  5. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  6. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
    I need to run it at work also. We have PC's here. I want a mac so bad. This really blows. Im not looking to get until Feb. 07'. So i need Adobe to put out a mac version. Is that my only option? A chance to get my first mac for free, now this.
  7. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006
    Well good news : I Hope. Wonder if speed is compromised??

    September 19, 2006
    Running LiveCycle Designer on a Mac and Linux
    One of the most requested features that we have in the LiveCycle community is to run LiveCycle Designer on a Mac. Well, good news. You can now run LiveCycle Designer 7.1 on Intel based Macs, using CrossOver Mac from CodeWeavers. The following instructions will work with CrossOver Mac, as well as CrossOver Linux, for those of you wanting to run LiveCycle Designer on Linux.

    This is completely unsupported. If you need help, please visit the Adobe LiveCycle Designer on Mac forum on

    Here's how to get LiveCycle Designer on a Mac or Linux. Remember, the machine must be Intel based. No PowerPCs allowed.

    Install Crossover

    Download the latest version of CrossOver for Mac or Linux from the CodeWeavers site. (Free trials available for both).

    Install CrossOver onto your machine following the instructions they provide.

    Install Designer

    Download LiveCycle Designer 7.1. Either the free trial, the standalone install CD or as part of Acrobat.
    NOTE: These instructions will not work for Designer 8.0.

    If CrossOver is properly installed, you should get a desktop icon or menu item available
    Open up CrossOver and choose to “Install Windows Software”
    Once the installation wizard opens up, check the “Install unsupported software” checkbox.

    Click “Next”

    Choose “Other *.exe file”, and browse to find the executable install file of Designer. This depends on what you are installing: trial, standalone or as part of Acrobat, but the file should be called setup.exe. It may be in designer/AutoPlay/cdimage/install/setup.exe

    Create a new bottle using a “win2000” template

    Follow the windows installation wizard for Designer
  8. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2006

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