Using Mac with VirtualPC - is it worth it?
Thread poster: Ruben Berrozpe
Ruben Berrozpe  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
Jun 27, 2003

Hi, I've noticed recently that the Mac community in Proz may be small but we don't give up to Windows! Well, not yet.
That's why I wanted to ask - I am in the need of a new computer. My 4 year old iMac is starting to lag behind when I use VirtualPC, and use of Trados with Virtual PC is just out of the question!
I don't want to buy a PC laptop just because I need to use a couple of CAT tools that might very well work within Virtual PC. But I'm not sure the new Macs are really fast enough to be compared with a PC in this matter.

Anybody has any experience about this? Mac users with brand new G4 processors: do you work with Virtual PC, and the most important, does it work for you?

Thank you, and long live the Mac!!

Ruben


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Virtual PC Jun 27, 2003

Can you be more precise about the applications you would be running on Virtual PC? Is Trados essential, for example? If Wordfast is an acceptable alternative, you can run that natively.

You might also ask the Lantra Mac User's Group on Yahoo! for advice:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LantraMUG

Marc (Long Live Linux)


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kbamert  Identity Verified
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Powerbook G3 (1998) with virtual PC is extremely slow Jun 27, 2003

Hello

Ruben Berrozpe wrote:

My 4 year old iMac is starting to lag behind when I use VirtualPC, and use of Trados with Virtual PC is just out of the question!

Anybody has any experience about this? Mac users with brand new G4 processors: do you work with Virtual PC, and the most important, does it work for you?

Ruben


G4 I have no experience...

Regards,

Kurt


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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I have some difficulties with VPC Jun 27, 2003

I could not manage to get my USB printer and CD-Rom writer to work on the IBook (MacOs9) next room.

So, as I do not have a floppy, I do not have any output for work made with virtual PC. Hence it is useless. Any suggestions?

Luca


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Ruben Berrozpe  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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Yes, I meant Trados. Jun 29, 2003

Thank you, Marc. Yes, I meant specifically Trados, that's what my client requests from me. I have not tried Wordfast, though.

Regards,
Ruben

MarcPrior wrote:

Can you be more precise about the applications you would be running on Virtual PC? Is Trados essential, for example? If Wordfast is an acceptable alternative, you can run that natively.

You might also ask the Lantra Mac User's Group on Yahoo! for advice:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LantraMUG

Marc (Long Live Linux)


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