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Is it just me or does Adobe applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign, etc) run better on macs in general? They run sluggish on my sig rig compared to the macs at school.
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What are the Macs specs?
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Well OSX is better optimized for productivity programs like the ones you mentioned.

Thats a big reason mac is so popular with artists and such. Not only because apple was marketed to them back in the 80s as the creators computer but because the OS is very oriented to ease of use and very optimized for editing software of various types.
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post #4 of 12
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Uhh, I'm not sure, but they are at least 3+ years old. Shouldn't be better than what my sig has to offer right?


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Well OSX is better optimized for productivity programs like the ones you mentioned.

Thats a big reason mac is so popular with artists and such. Not only because apple was marketed to them back in the 80s as the creators computer but because the OS is very oriented to ease of use and very optimized for editing software of various types.
Hmm.. I guess it's time to start that hackintosh build..
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post #5 of 12
Same for my school macs. They have 2 gb ram, core 2 duo CPU's. It runs Photoshop Smoothly.

My PC runs it smoother, however, things like premiere elements video editing lag like hell.

I would suggest duel booting Ubuntu or something. I put Ubuntu on my sluggish old laptop (3 gb ddr2, core 2 duo) and no lag at all. Compared to vista (Which uses so many resources as it is). It's similar to mac, and I don't see any lag on photo shop.
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Hmm.. I guess it's time to start that hackintosh build..
Well that would probably be a waste of money. Honestly, is a few seconds of startup time really that worth it? The programs are going to be no different on a Mac then they are on you Rig.

Again, pointless.

For Photoshop and what-not, you'd be better off just getting a bit more RAM.
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Well that would probably be a waste of money. Honestly, is a few seconds of startup time really that worth it? The programs are going to be no different on a Mac then they are on you Rig.

Again, pointless.

For Photoshop and what-not, you'd be better off just getting a bit more RAM.
^I second this.
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post #8 of 12
Honestly, I think it's about the same. I've used LR3 and PS:CS5 on both Macs and PCs, and with similar hardware they run pretty much the same on both platforms (with Windows 7).

Although with Vista, I'll definitely say Macs are faster.
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Quote:
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Well that would probably be a waste of money. Honestly, is a few seconds of startup time really that worth it? The programs are going to be no different on a Mac then they are on you Rig.

Again, pointless.

For Photoshop and what-not, you'd be better off just getting a bit more RAM.
Third.

And I would also agree that on similar hardware the performance ends up being almost identical.
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Alright. Thanks guys rep+ all around!
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