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Old 2010-06-15, 01:41
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Pimp my PC vs. Mac Daddy

Can anyone sway my love for PC? I plan on putting my set up on steroids ( new mother board, 4cores, 6gigs, + another 500 gigabyte hard drive, XP(sp3) to Windows 7 )

Or should I get an Imac and then make my upgrades accordingly

Record + Reason is my work horse but I would love to learn logic. To the best of my knowledge there’s no difference in the audio quality (between Mac vs. Pc).

Is it true that Mac utilizes ram more efficiently for example: XP only recognizes up to 3 gigs

I’m perfectly capable of making an educated decision. There’s a lot of audio savvy dudes on the forum... please enlighten me


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Old 2010-06-15, 02:30
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Can anyone sway my love for PC? I plan on putting my set up on steroids ( new mother board, 4cores, 6gigs, + another 500 gigabyte hard drive, XP(sp3) to Windows 7 )

Or should I get an Imac and then make my upgrades accordingly

Record + Reason is my work horse but I would love to learn logic. To the best of my knowledge there’s no difference in the audio quality (between Mac vs. Pc).

Is it true that Mac utilizes ram more efficiently for example: XP only recognizes up to 3 gigs
No. And besides, the amount of RAM being used and/or recognized by the operating system has NOTHING do to with EFFICIENCY.

Anyway, all 32 bit operating systems can only recognize up to 3.2 GB of RAM. So if you go for Windows 7 64 bit you can put as much RAM in it as it can handle and all of it will be available.

If you're used to Windows, and happy with it, I would stick with it.
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Old 2010-06-15, 03:40
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"the amount of RAM being used and/or recognized by the operating system has NOTHING do to with EFFICIENCY"


umm yes it does, in fact unix based operating systems handle memory allocation in a much more efficient way than Windows based systems. OSX is based on the BSD kernel and that is based on UNIX so yes OSX does USE memory more efficiently than windows. But I do agree if you like windows stick with it. But if you want to learn Logic get a Mac.
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Old 2010-06-15, 03:43
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"But if you want to learn Logic get a Mac.
Question, why is it better to learn logic on a mac?
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Old 2010-06-15, 05:39
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Question, why is it better to learn logic on a mac?

Isnt logic exclusive to mac?
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Old 2010-06-15, 06:28
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"Question, why is it better to learn logic on a mac?"

Logic is mac only. It is actually made by apple.
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Old 2010-06-15, 09:27
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logic is discontinuing its release for pc and now will only run on a mac
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Old 2010-06-15, 11:20
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as far as I know logic has only ever been available for mac
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Old 2010-06-15, 04:53
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"the amount of RAM being used and/or recognized by the operating system has NOTHING do to with EFFICIENCY"


umm yes it does, in fact unix based operating systems handle memory allocation in a much more efficient way than Windows based systems. OSX is based on the BSD kernel and that is based on UNIX so yes OSX does USE memory more efficiently than windows. But I do agree if you like windows stick with it. But if you want to learn Logic get a Mac.
I never said that *nix system DIDN'T handle memory more efficiently (however, Windows memory usage has certainly improved over the years), I just said that it didn't have anything to do with the AMOUNT of RAM. But let's not get sidetracked on such details and make all this overly complicated.
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Old 2010-06-15, 05:36
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I never said that *nix system DIDN'T handle memory more efficiently (however, Windows memory usage has certainly improved over the years), I just said that it didn't have anything to do with the AMOUNT of RAM. But let's not get sidetracked on such details and make all this overly complicated.


thx for the info. now im thinking windows 7 64 bit
 

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