Has anybody tried running Podium off one of the new Intel Macs with Apple Boot Camp and WinXP? I am looking to purchase a new computer (to be used mainly in a media context in our family room) and I have been considering the Mac Mini, but I would still like to be able to use Podium on occasion.
If bootcamp really can be used for a full Windows install, then since Podium does of course run on XP it should run OK in boot camp, I would have thought.
I don’t have a MAC so I am not giving you user experience (sorry) but I guess it should work. 😐
If you have not tried this already a Google search should bring up some Windows user experiences on a Mac using bootcamp.
I have used a MacPro with students last week and have made demos with some audio softwares in WindowsXP, including Podium, with no problem.
Don’t forget that Apple computer ARE now PC, with just the difference that Steve Jobs actually doesn’t give us the authorization to install OS X on computers from other manufacturers…
I have an old MacMini G4 and I am waiting for Apple to update them to Core2Duo to change it.
I am waiting for Apple to update them to Core2Duo to change it.
So, the current Mini’s are Core Duo – not Core2 Duo ?
I’m looking into the mac seen for my mum who need a new computer. I think a Mac Mini might be a good choice for her because it will be pretty easy for her to use.
I think a Mac Mini update is due soon from what I’m reading?
CoreDuo or Core2Duo doesn’t make a big difference…
A 1,8 GHz CoreDuo is already faster that a 3 GHz Pentium D !
Minis are very nice boxes and OS X is clean for beginners. You will have also all the Apple’s iLife softwares bundled with it.
They have no interest for me, but it will certainly be useful for your mother 🙂
There were a rumor for the update, and a lower price, before the Mac World last month, but the only news were the iPhone and other Pods… 🙁
Logically, the Core2 versions might be already here…
Ok, that’s what I thought I had heard.
I’m not really interested in it either, I think it would be too underpowered for music, and I use a PC anyway (my main host is FL and then I use Podium too). I think it’s prefect for my mother though! Actually, I shouldn’t say I’m not interested, because I am, I just don’t think it would be a good solution for me (unless I could learn Logic and get a more powerful machine)
So I bought myself a new 2 gHz Core 2 Duo Macbook on the weekend. I went out on the weekend to spend some money and unfortunately there are very few machines left with WinXP pre-installed and there was no way I was going the vista route at this time.
I’ll be loading up winXP via boot camp later this week and I’ll let you know how it works.
So installed Boot Camp and WinXP last night and I have to say it’s pretty slick. Boot Camp helps you set up a Windows partition and then creates a driver disk to load all the windows versions of the mac hardware. This had to have been one of the easiest windows installs I have done.
Did a quick install of Podium and it works just fine. I will be installing my suite of plugins and transfer a couple of projects I’m working on.
From there I want to install MacDrive which will let me access the Mac disks from the windows partition and then give Parallels a try.. With Parallel’s I should be able to run Windows apps direct from OSX without having to reboot. I am curious to see what the overhead will be and how usable an app like Podium will be from it (ie drivers might be an issue).
Thanks for the report Darcy. I’m curious to hear how well Podium performs emulated within OSX. I have not kept up with the OSX development in the last couple of years. Is “Parallels” something that is built into MacIntel OSX? It would be sweet if Podium could run “emulated” directly from a standard OSX installation.
Parallels is an addon ($80us) that allows the creation of a virtual machine while in OSX so you can run windows as a virtual session while running OSX. The current version requires you to have a seperate instance of WinXP from the Boot Camp instance but I understand the next release will eliminate this. So today if you are running both Parallels and Boot Camp you require 2 WinXP licenses. Wuth the next release you will require only the one. I will wait for this release to come out.
With Parallels memory becomes an issue and I’ve heard that there are some issues with conflict between the Windows and OSX audio drivers.