PC to Mac software question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kronie, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Kronie macrumors 6502a

    Kronie

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    So in a few months (possibly sooner) I will be a proud owner of a 17" Macbook Pro. The only real "pro" work will be photography. The rest for personal use.

    These are the main apps I will have:

    CS3 Master Collection
    Office 8
    Lightroom
    Final Cut 4.0
    Parallels
    Photomatix
    Toast 10

    Is there anything I'm missing?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ditch Parallels, and install Fusion instead. Fusion is much faster in y experience and hasn't failed to date.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Why dont you use Bootcamp instead of Parralles or Fusion?

    CS4 Master Collection is the newest, CS3 is old.

    And make sure your using Final Cut Pro unless your using it for amateur stuff then Final Cut Express will do.
     
  4. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Don't be any hurry to install MS Office for the Mac, give iWork a try, it will come pre-installed in a trial mode and can read/write MS Office documents.

    Also give Aperture 2 a try also, you may find it suits your workflow better than Lightroom.

    Loads more software to check out at www.pure-mac.com
     
  5. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    It's a pain to install comparatively and offers no benefit to most users unless they are running the latest games. Plus you need to partition your drive to use it, which is not necessary for virtual machine software of the other two. Oh and there is a well documented issue for Windows and Bootcamp users whereby the latest Macbooks run excessively hot due to current Bootcamp drivers.
     
  6. Kronie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Kronie

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    Really, iwork is only a trial not the full version? what a Jip!

    EDIT: oh wait maybe I'm thinking of iLife. doesn't MBP's come with iLife?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uh... huh...

    Gyp, nothing.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    All Macs come with iLife free.
    iWork you get preinstalled as a trial. However once you've used it you wont want to use Office again.
     
  9. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Still cheaper than Office 2008 though...
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Bootcamp is the best way (not the most convenient) way to run Windows on your Mac. It's very easy to install and Apple supports the drivers very well. You don't have to be a gamer to take advantage of what Bootcamp can do rather than virtualization. Bootcamp runs Windows as a full native Windows PC on your Mac. You will suffer some reduction in power using virtualization, however if you must, I would also recommend VMware Fusion.
     
  11. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it, i still dont favor it over office. But dont buy office 08, no vba=sucks
    And parallels works fine, and if there is problems they get right with you to fix it
     
  12. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    What's VBA?
     
  13. dannomac macrumors member

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    It's Visual Basic for Applications, a way of scripting MS Office 2004 for Mac and most versions of MS Office for PC. Office 2008 has Automator actions and Applescript functionality, but it's not cross platform like VBA was.
     
  14. Ploki macrumors 68020

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