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post #1 of 9
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So what have you guys done when using both platforms and accesing your data?

In other words do you have your PC just for gaming?
Did you move all your personal stuff to your mac?
Where do you handle your pictures, documents, spreadsheets, music, finances, e-mail, calendar, etc?
Or are you doing all this on the web now?

I think if adobe would have let me transfer my CS4 license to OSX then I probably wouldn't have upgraded my PC and just used the 2010 Macbook Pro 13" that I have. Then again I can't game on the laptop. But I also like the mail app on OSX instead of outlook 2007 as well as the thoughtless backup time machine provides.

I also have a NAS...and an iphone.

Any of you gone through this?
What's been your experience?

Thanks
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I have both a Macbook pro and PC desktop (in my sig rig) I mainly use my desktop for Gaming and movies, while the macbook pro is used for video editing, classes, etc. - word, excel, etc. work interchangeably between the systems, though again, i don't use my desktop for that type of item.
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post #3 of 9
My desktop is where I do most of my work. I have libreoffice installed on both my mac and desktop, and just export as PDF or .docx when I need to turn something in.

Gaming is all desktop, except for minecraft.

Trasnfering files is mostly through a 16GB USB. Not that much of a hassle IMO, but that depends on the person. Other less accessed files I keep on a 500GB external drive.

I would use Google Docs if it weren't so unreliable in China.

If you wanna use both, you're gonna have to deal with incompatibilities and the need to transfer data. You can use an online dropbox (I used to use Zumodrive), or just use a USB drive.
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post #4 of 9
I use my windows machine as a HTPC and it stays plugged in to my TV. My MBP is used for DJing and all of my personal stuff.

I have a few external hard drives and usb sticks that make transfering between computers quite easy but I would like to get a NAS to make it even easier.

I am hoping that Icloud and IOS5 make transferring between my mac and Iphone a fair bit easier.
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post #5 of 9
I use my Windows desktop for everything except school work; that task falls to my MBP.
    
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post #6 of 9
Desktop - Sig Rig everything.

MBP- When I don't feel like being at a desk. But I run windows as main OS on my MBP. I only boot to OSX when I have a feeling I'm going to be away from an outlet for the battery life features or doing something specifically only OSX can do. Other than that, I've been only seen in windows in the public.
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post #7 of 9
i use which ever when i feel like it. there really isn't any certain task that are OS bias, at least to me.
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I pretty much just use Windows for gaming. All of my schoolwork, productivity, web browsing, and that sort of thing is done on OS X.
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post #9 of 9
Macbook air for everything photo editing..light video rendering...
Snow leopard...like it more then lion...
Windows bootcamp for one game BadCompany 2 that is it lol...(ya it runs it but i know bf3 wont do at all well on this lol)

both a pc and mac are awesome..
My main rig that im parting out..is nice i liked it alot did everything i asked it to..gaming heavy on it..rendering although was not nice...
amd vs intel battle happens with this along with video cards..had two 5770s in it did good work (folding was fun) but video was not fun

macbook air
Aperture lightroom CS5 Photoshop...Final Cut..
( i dont shoot video right now but soon new camera for the macbook air and new lenses and what have you t2i (yup trading in xti for it )

Both are awesome machines and operating systems...
but building your own machine is so much funner get to take it to the next level with mac its set nothing more than graphics tune it with boot camp for games only...
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