[Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Mon Jun 4 12:44:55 EDT 2007

Not what I was hoping to hear, but your feedback is exactly what I  
was looking for. We'll stick with PCs for now--

Thanks Chip!!


On Jun 4, 2007, at 12:12 PM, Chip Collier wrote:

> It's not *ideal* and I wouldn't recommend it for any reason other  
> than curiosity. Getting things setup is fairly painless but there  
> are the inevitable tweaks. The mac book will run really hot (I've  
> only tried Ubuntu Dapper on it so far, your mileage will vary  
> depending on distro) with linux (and you'll get to hear that fan  
> that apple hates to admit it needs in it's laptops). You'll also  
> want to be sure that beagle or kerry don't get installed. They'll  
> beat the machine senseless.
> Ati 3d drivers aren't as good as nvidia's, and under windows you  
> have to force it to use desktop drivers to get any kind of positive  
> experience.
> Also twice now my bootcamp partition (randomly, not after the  
> installation of new drivers, software, etc..) has stopped booting.  
> Drive appears fine from a rescue cd, nothing happens but a blank  
> screen when I try to boot the partition. I don't consider this to  
> be a dependable solution. But it isn't like they didn't warn me a  
> million times that bootcamp is beta.
> Aside from that, the OSX side of things behave fine and when booted  
> into linux it's performs well enough and you'll dig it I'm sure.
> I think if you're looking for a laptop for 3d work stay with a PC  
> for now. Maybe Apple will have a better offering in a couple of  
> years, but you could put your money someplace that will be a better  
> value if you're going to do more than check your email and video chat.
> _chip
> On 6/4/07, zoran arizanovic <zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also wanted to do this but mac doesn't come with nvidia quadro:(
> thats why I am not sure anymore
> z
> On 6/4/07, Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm looking to replace an older laptop and considering getting a
> > MacBook Pro to set  up for dual boot OSx and linux- If anyone has
> > positive or negative experiences with this I'd really appreciate the
> > feedback-
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jed-
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