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Re: Laptops -dedicated to music only?

That shouldn't be a problem unless you're running Parallels while simultaneously trying to run the music stuff on the OS X side. If you normally have Parallels start when you log in, your best bet would probably be to have two users setup, one that launched Parallels at startup for your general/non-music stuff and a second user that would launch without Parallels. Then, Parallels isn't stealing resources when you want to do audio/music stuff. Of course, it might not even take all of that. You might just be able to quit Parallels and free up all the resources back to OS X. (I would hope so, but I'm not sure if Parallels leaves any background processes running when you quit.)


Jon Southwood

On 6/27/07, Qua Veda <qua@oregon.com> wrote:
This is what I expected,  I just thought I'd check to see.
I've been using a MacBookPro running WindowsXP in Parallels as part of a
pilot program at work. It occurred to me that if I bought my own MacBookPro,
perhaps personal stuff could be run in Windows(Parallels), and music stuff
on the MacOS.    But I think there would be a problem with memory allocation
etc so that you'd end up with neither OS taking full advantage of the


-----Original Message-----
From: Krispen Hartung [mailto:khartung@cableone.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:40 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Laptops -dedicated to music only?

Mine is music performance only as well, with the exception of accessing the
internet for software updates and a few key forums, like max/msp, etc. I
don't change anything with the settings, so my virus checkers, etc, are all

I did, however, optimize my configuration for music applications, it's on
Sweetwater's website and thier PC optimization guide.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Qua Veda" < qua@oregon.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:17 AM
Subject: Laptops -dedicated to music only?

> Question for those of you who use laptops.
> Do you dedicate/optimize the laptop for use with music/audio/video only?
> (i.e. ,  no email, finances, other personal apps that you might use on a
> personal computer)
> -Qua