Question by Brett H: Indie filmmaker – what type of computer will work best?
Im looking for a computer that has 250-500gig hard drive and I can make a single DVD with the most quality possible. Please help.
I would prefer 500gig if possible.
Laptops or desktops
Answer by Liz
If the this a serious passion, then here is your serious answer:
Now. It’s Mac. I LOVE MY MAC. Love it. couldn’t do what I do without it, but to be honest, they are WAY WAY over priced. Now true that thing up there is basically a server quality computer masquerading as a desktop, but it’s still only a $ 2500 machine for $ 3400.
You do get OSX Leopard, and boy oh boy what an OS.
Now. Linux has come in to it’s own for this kind of thing. In fact many of the major motion picture companies are using it. You could build a media box with double the specs of that mac pro for the same price, and do it up with maybe Ubuntu Studio 8.10
There will be a learning curve, but you will be getting the jump on an emerging standard, and you can do anything you can do with a Mac on a Linux box, just not the same way.
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