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Old July 18th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #61
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Re: To Mac or not to Mac: The Future for Mac-based editors

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Actually, we had problems with crossgrading with Adobe, ie. we were told that it is not possible to update a suite to a version on a different operating system (from Mac to PC), and that we have to buy a new full version. It was about 2 years ago, and in Poland, so the policies could have changed, especially if Mac Pro gets abandoned, but still it was kind of disappointing.
From reading online, it appears to be possible to do it now. Obviously your Mac copies have to be deactivated and you will need to pay for the PC media.

Can anyone vouch for this?
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #62
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Marcus,

I don't think Apple will abandon computers for many, many years to come.

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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #63
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I don't think Apple will abandon computers for many, many years to come.

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I'm afraid I don't have your faith. In terms of their professional software, Apple have either axed packages or dumbed them down. The server line has gone, ports have gone missing from lower end Mac Pro's and E-SATA has not been embraced (Thunderbolt is all very well and good but SATA is useful and cheap because it talks directly to the drive interface).

All these things indicate to me that just like FCP-X, the hardware line will be further dumbed down over time. Even Lion is supposed to be closer to iOS.

If you'll pardon the pun, a leopard doesn't change its spots.
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The server market was too niche for Apple, not enough customers to justify it. They still offer the software, and I believe another company is going to provide the hardware. Apple still makes a lot of money selling MacBook Pros, iMacs and MacBook Airs.

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