[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini on a Mac.. again

Jordi Bares jordibares at the-mill.com
Fri Jan 11 06:21:13 EST 2008


I tried to run on my laptop Xubuntu and finally went to Ubuntu 7.10 which
seems much better suited and documented.


Everything runs very well via bootcamp, I have not tried parallels so I
can't talk about that.

jb 


On 11/1/08 02:04, "Rangi Sutton" <rangi at kanuka.com.au> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> 
> I know this has been discussed, but figure it's worth asking fresh. How
> have people gone with running Houdini on their macs?
> 
> I've a MacPro at home now which is a beast, and I'd love to run
> apprentice on it. At the studio we're all kbuntu, so that's what I'd
> like to install on it.
> 
> Have people got good results from bootcamp / parallels / VMWare? From my
> understanding you only get all procs firing under bootcamp, is that correct?
> 
> It's mostly going to be running apps under OSX, with Apprentice used for
> quick experiments, maybe some shader coding, so I'd like to run a
> virtual machine, but haven't any experience in with them.
> 
> Is there a way to run the same system image for bootcamp and
> virtualised? so I could get the best of both worlds. ie. reboot if I
> need performance, but run virtualised if I just need to quickly jump
> into linux?
> 
> Is Parallels better than VMWare or the other way around?
> 
> Cheers,
> r.
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