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Re: [ARSCLIST] Software for Mac

Hello Craig,

It surprises me that you are being advised to use Parallels over Boot Camp to run Windows audio software on a Mac. Parallels, like VMWare Fusion, is a virtual machine that runs a layer of software between your operating system and the hardware. This allows you to "share" hardware between two or more guest operating systems. BootCamp on the other hand allows you to run Windows directly on Apple hardware. Although running Parallels might work fine for your needs, I don't understand why Boot Camp should be discounted.


Peter Alyea
Digital Conversion Specialist, Preservation Reformating Division
Library of Congress
(202) 707-5343
>>> Craig Breaden <breaden@xxxxxxx> 10/14/08 1:47 PM >>>
Hi all,

I'm deciding whether or not to move my audio transfer workflow to Mac.
 Pretty much everything else I do is on Mac, particularly since we do
a lot with video oral histories.  Right now I use both SoundForge and
WaveLab on a Windows machine, and have considered trying Boot Camp and
Parallels so I can run them on my Mac.  My systems guys warned me off
of Boot Camp, and so that leaves either Parallels ($79), so I can run
my software, or getting audio software that will run on a Mac.  I can
always stay with my Windows machine for audio, but it drives me a bit
bonkers with its wonkiness.  Any suggestions or sharing of experiences
using Parallels would be welcome.


Craig Breaden
Head, Media and Oral History
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Main Library
University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602-1641
(p) 706-542-5782
(f) 706-542-4144

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