new macbooks

Has anyone tried out the new macbook? If so, how is it for recording compared to the powerbook?
What is the expected release date (approx) for Sibelius 5 or do you know?
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What is the expected release date (approx) for Sibelius 5 or do you know?
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I wish I knew... The only speculation I've heard of was next summer. That shocked me when I first heard it, but they (not Sibelius) did say it could come out earlier given that Finale has already announced they will release soon. It runs pretty close to how it would on a G4 and hasn't held me back in any way. I'm more anxious for VDL:2 to come out with an update (no rush) or Kontakt. Peace...
Cool.  Thanks for the info...
at this point, most audio software won't be updated with ";universal binaries"; yet.  It will still run, but a lot slower than it should.  In a few months most software companies should be done updating everything and then it will be smokin' fast. 
excuse my ignorance but what exactly is a ";macbook";?
the macbook is  the new laptop by apple that has the intel duocore chip set.
Does anyone have a Macbook Pro or Imac running the intel chip?

How does Finale/sibelius/VDL2 stack up under Rossetta? (translation software that lets users run software designed for the Powerpc processor on the intel processor until developers make an intel version)
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Does anyone have a Macbook Pro or Imac running the intel chip?

How does Finale/sibelius/VDL2 stack up under Rossetta? (translation software that lets users run software designed for the Powerpc processor on the intel processor until developers make an intel version)
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I've heard that Sibelius 4.1 is running OK in Rosetta, however if you're linking different midi programs (i.e. Sib/VDL2) this way, you may actually see slower performance than the current Powerbooks (G4). Apple has shyed away from using the term ";emulation"; with Rosetta, but the fact remains that programs that require heavy lifting with CPU/Memory (like VDL2), will not be supported officialy if using Rosetta. There are plans in the works to release a Universal version of VDL2 later this year.
sounds intereting....
Finale 2005 will load but you can't register it. This means you can't print or save after 30 days. From what I gathered on the phone with a guy at Finale, 2006 will still run under Rossette. And as for 2007, GPO and the Kontakt Player will also be restricted to Finale only again but is universal. Sibelius 4 runs fine for me under Rossette, but I'm still anxious for Sib 5 to come out. And as a side note: dang near everything that Finale is finally supporting (video, easy moving parts, etc.), Sibelius 4 could do years ago at it's release. Imagine what they're going to do this next go around... Peace...
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