[Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro

Adrian Lee dryrainstudios at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 12:56:03 EDT 2007


There's a friend who loves the ibm think pad. not the most sexy but solid
and rugged and runs houdini and xsi ok

Jean-Claude you out there to give the skinny?

Ed



On 04/06/07, Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com> wrote:
>
> 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!!
>
> Jed-
>
>
> 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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