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I've been a HUGE fan of Compu-Live for the past 10 8 or 9 years. However, I am at a crossroads. Our business is at the point where we are using 4 Lighting controllers at the same time (multiple separate events.) And I need to decide to continue using Compu-Live or maybe something different. I was wondering if you can provide some advice on which platform you prefer and why?

Im used to Compu-live and we use this program in a Live Event Application most of the time with a minimum of 8x moving head lights. The Moving Head Lights are programmed to be used as Followspots, etc.. I am very familiar with the Editing process and I often go in the backend and edit scenes frequently.

Concerns, we only own PC Laptop Computers for the sole purpose of running Compu-Live. Everything else is run a Macbook Pro. It's kind of a hard decision to purchase more PCs only for 1 application. If we did Purchase more PCs we would probably prefer to buy older PCs running the more reliable Windows XP OS.

Thanks for your input and valuable advice and experience.
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Hi, i would actually recommend you use boot camp or parallels depending on the Mac's specs, if you do not want to buy windows machines. Also i would recommend moving to Compu show interfaces and software. And i would not recommend XP anymore as, sure it is stable, but it is so very old and doesn't use much of the newer technologies we are using in our programs. In fact we've stopped support XP for compu show software.
I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

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