Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
March 2006 Archives
Historically, there has never been a true test to compare Macs with Intel based PCs. New data and benchmarks demonstrating that the Intel powered MacBook Pros and iMacs run Windows faster than today's PCs dismiss the myths that Macs are slower, behind the technology curve, and are more costly. The point I'd like to make is that the Intel based Macs were designed and engineered to be Macs that run OS X, not Windows. The fact that they run Windows XP faster than WinTel machines proves that Apple's hardware engineering, innovation, and quality surpasses its competitors.
Apple’s industry-leading video production suite Final Cut Studio, is now available as a Universal Binary. The new build provides native support for both PowerPC and Intel based Macs.
Final Cut Studio 5.1 packages four powerful and integrated professional products:
- Final Cut Pro 5 - Real-time editing for DV, SD, HD, and film
- Motion 2 - Advanced animation and special effects
- SoundTrack Pro - Audio editing and creation
- DVD Studio Pro 4 - Advanced DVD authoring
Apple's new Intel based Macs have recently been hacked to allow native installations of both Mac OS X and Windows XP. Following this development, a post at Gearlog outlines recent benchmarks demonstrating that Apple's MacBook Pro runs Photoshop faster than Windows based notebooks.
TVWeek reports that customers of Apple's iTunes have downloaded 4 million Disney movies and television shows. Disney CEO Bob Iger stated the following at his Monday keynote speech at the TelecomNext show in Las Vegas:
"That data point is indicative of the biggest change in the TV business"
Apple Computer responsed to the effort by French lawmakers aimed at forcing the company to open iPods and Tunes to work with competing digital media products. Did Apple's statement hint at a Movie download service?
Southwest Airlines has added OS X as a supported platform for their popular Ding! software that notifies customers of special airfare deals. Prior to the recent update, the software was only available on Windows. OS X version 10.3.9 or higher is required to use the software.