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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:09 AM   #1
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Want to install PC app in a Mac

Hey guys I'm wondering if there is a way to install a PC app on a Mac. Now I know there is Virtual PC 7 and I've used it and it can't even run spider or solitare without bogging and I went under control panel to see my system spec and it was 256 Ram and 600 mhz processor, well my mac is 512 ram and 1.25 ghz processor. So the app I wanted to run on Virtual PC is a no. So is there another way to run Pinnacle Studio on a Mac?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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Hey guys I'm wondering if there is a way to install a PC app on a Mac. Now I know there is Virtual PC 7 and I've used it and it can't even run spider or solitare without bogging and I went under control panel to see my system spec and it was 256 Ram and 600 mhz processor, well my mac is 512 ram and 1.25 ghz processor. So the app I wanted to run on Virtual PC is a no. So is there another way to run Pinnacle Studio on a Mac?
Upping the RAM in your Mac is about the only thing you can do short of going out and buying a PC. Some people do advocate just that, BTW: if you really need a Windows app, then it's more cost-effective to just get a cheap Windows box than to mess with emulation. Since you already have VPC, though, I'd say you should up the RAM. 512 is not a whole lot for X, let alone an emulator on top.
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If you're on a G5 Mac, I agree with iMatt on the RAM thing, but, if your Mac is less than a G5, you might want to consider trying to find a copy of VPC 5. I'm running it on my mini (actually VPC5.04--the update makes a world of difference) and it runs almost as fast as it did on my old PIII 450. Certainly very useable. On the other hand, I have a gig of RAM in my mini, so lots of RAM is important either way
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Old May 11th, 2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'm running a G5 iMac with 1gig of ram. With Panther, VPC was painfully slow but now with Tiger...it's almost decent...I can actually play solitaire or pinball !!!
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Old May 11th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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Or you could just use the iMovie that probably came pre-installed on your Mac or you can buy the whole iLife package for $99 - cheaper than a PC and probably will do all that Pinnacle Studio does - and more!

Plus iLife gives you Garageband etc.

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I agree with winwintoo. Running a PC version of Pinnacle Studio on your Mac is counter-productive. Especially since there are so many other Mac-based software that can exceed Pinnacle. (Unless you have a dire reason...)

Get iMovie and you're better off...
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Old May 11th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #7
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Since it turns out that Pinnacle Studio is a video editing app, I'll join the chorus of people recommending you migrate to a native app (if iMovie isn't enough, you can get Final Cut Express or Pro). Video editing is such a resource pig that no amount of RAM will make emulation satisfactory on your G4. (Though you should probably increase it anyway.)
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Old May 11th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #8
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Agreed! There is no way you will be able to use Pinacle software effectively on any currently availble Mac no matter how much ram you squeeze in.
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