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A Flip-Flopper if you will. I just bought my first mac (well.. if you don't count the mac512 with a single floppy drive I had when I was a kid).

I got an iMac 24" 2.16ghz Core 2 Duo with 2gig ram and the nvidia7600GT card. The screen is amazing and it's silent as a mouse. Anyway.. could be a nice machine to run Houdini on.. anyone have any experience?

I found some older posts, but nothing too up to date. I'm ok installing winXp or ubuntu, whichever is more painless. I guess if I go with windows I have the extra bonus of doing some gaming (which, of course, I have zero time for).

Anyway.. I'm a bit gun-shy since I don't want to screwup my fresh, clean new mac.. so really only want to proceed if there isn't too much voodoo involved

thnx

Daniel

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Not that I know the first thing about macs (other than I'm also contemplating buying one)... but isn't bootcamp supposed to be pretty voodoo free? I mean it is designed to be used by the mac crowd who aren't the most technical... (no offense meant) :).

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Hey Dan,

I know Dave Johnson on the mailing list installed FC5 or CentOS on a similar iMac to run Houdini. You can search through the mailing list archive for his posts.

Personally, I think Boot Camp is what you need to get started.

Please let us know how it goes.

Cheers!

steven

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Hey Guys, Yea BootCamp is the ticket.. just curious if anyone had any good linux experiance. I think most people will install xp as the alternate os.

Anyway, I did end up trying out bootcamp and installed XP.. it was very easy and Apple provides you with a cd you can burn of all the XP drivers you'll need for your system.. very painless in fact.

I must say, it's a snappy machine.. probably only be dropping into XP for houdini dev work and a game or two if something good comes out.

So far I'm really impressed with this machine.. certainly the nicest computer I've ever owned.

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