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Old 6th February 2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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I have a MacBook OS X Version 10.4.11, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and would like to run David McBean's Hornresp program.

Anybody using a PC Emulator or vmware freeware program that works well, if so which one?

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Old 7th February 2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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1/ Go out and get yourself Snow Leopard (& max out your RAM if you haven't -- 2 or 3 GB depending on which MacBook you have))

2/ there are no emulators for Windoz that i know of

3/ VM Ware is probably the best of the virtual machines, with Parallels close behind, but Sun's Virtual Box is free for personal use. Or you could just run indoz in Boot Camp.

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Old 7th February 2011, 03:36 AM   #3
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1/ Go out and get yourself Snow Leopard (& max out your RAM if you haven't -- 2 or 3 GB depending on which MacBook you have))

2/ there are no emulators for Windoz that i know of

3/ VM Ware is probably the best of the virtual machines, with Parallels close behind, but Sun's Virtual Box is free for personal use. Or you could just run indoz in Boot Camp.

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Not looking to spend more money (and time) on a different OS, is Snow Leopard a requirement ?

I have 2 GB of Ram.

Have you run Hornresp on a Macbook with Sun's Virtual Box ?
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I bought a PC laptop for Horn Response, PSUD, Room EQ Wizard and all the other audio freeware out there. Probably the best $$ I've ever spent on an audio tool, maybe on audio period. You can get a plenty fast enough laptop for under $100, and I'd imagine a desktop could be had nearly free. Find something with Windows installed. Most everything else you need (browser, open office, audio stuff) is free. I had no idea what I was missing.

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Not looking to spend more money (and time) on a different OS, is Snow Leopard a requirement ?

I have 2 GB of Ram.

Have you run Hornresp on a Macbook with Sun's Virtual Box ?
Last question 1st... i wish i could afford an Intel Mac. The old ones* keep doing the job so it is hard to justify going deeper in debt to get one. The lust is there thou.

*(I have a dual G5 tower, a dual G4 Tower (used for testing speakers). 2 G5 iMacs (one for hifi use, and another for HiFi + Skype), and a G4 PowerBook. And a G4 tower as webserver.) + some backups when one of those breaks -- anyone want a G4 tower case to build an amp into (i'm hangin' on to the dead G5 towers)

2 GB is sufficient. Snow Leopard is being given away ($30). Tiger on an Intel really limits its performance. Ignore what it says on the box about being an upgrade from Leopars. It won't care that you are running Tiger. Apple has to say that, but really it is to their advantage that everyone with an Intel is running SL.

Lastly, if i had an Intel, i'd be more interested in running MJK for modeling horns.

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Old 7th February 2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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I used to run Bootcamp with XP on a Macbook and run a plethora of different windows software without a glitch. Bootcamp is a free Apple app. The only thing is that you have to have a copy of Windows and need to reboot when switchíng between OS. I think that I might have used 4GB memory on that one.

Now I'm using Paralells and XP, and that is quite something else..........

I think you will do fine with Bootcamp and whatever you choose to use to be able to run your windows apps.
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Old 7th February 2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Thanks Dave, Paul, buggson.

Having avoided DOS since about 1989, I missed what is obvious to you all, need a copy of Windows regardless of whether using Bootcamp or whatever.

Appreciate the help, all !
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Not looking to spend more money (and time) on a different OS, is Snow Leopard a requirement ?
Snow Leopard only costs 30 bucks and ~40min install time...

I just upgraded my gf's old white MacBook (2.13GHz, I think) from Tiger to Snow Leopard, and she's amazed at how much snappier everything is. We didn't even bother to run a backup first. Just put the SL disk in and went for it. (The AppleStore people said that would be fine, even though she was skipping a generation, and they were right.)
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Haven't tried Honresp yet, but I have Soundeasy, Arta, Protel and Autocad all running fine on my new Macbook pro with Bootcamp and XP. Oh, and Templot as well, but as that's for designing prototypical model railway pointwork for scratchbuilding I doubt it's of any interest to you fellows.
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Snow Leopard only costs 30 bucks and ~40min install time...

I just upgraded my gf's old white MacBook (2.13GHz, I think) from Tiger to Snow Leopard, and she's amazed at how much snappier everything is. We didn't even bother to run a backup first. Just put the SL disk in and went for it. (The AppleStore people said that would be fine, even though she was skipping a generation, and they were right.)
I'm up and running using my GF's Dell with Windows XP, it was just sitting in storage, working good once it thawed out.

As I said, didn't want to put any money into it.
Funny how you can get an old loaded PC machine for less money than software.
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