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I am thinking about buying Avid Media Composer, my only question is "does it run better on windows?" I heard that from a friend but was wondering if any of you have had any experience on the subject.

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Hi, that's what i found in website, hoping that would help for you
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* Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer or laptop (see details)
* OS: Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista Business SP2 (64-bit), Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 (64-bit)
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
* Memory: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM recommended; Windows Vista requires 4 GB of RAM)
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family** (FX 560 or higher)
* Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
* Optical Drive: DVD drive for disc-based software installation

** Only NVIDIA cards are supported; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
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Here's the Mac requirements for comparison:
  • Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer or laptop* (see details)
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard)
  • Processor: Intel Dual or Intel Dual Core 2.66 GHz Xeon processor or faster, or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster (laptops)
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM recommended)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce family**
  • Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
  • Optical Drive: DVD drive for disc-based software installation
** Full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
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