> The recent post reminded me of something that I'd like to ask...
> ...is there any really good reason why Apple Powerbooks seem to be the favourite of the electronic music lap-top set (if indeed this is the case)?
> I mean, is due to perceived superiority of Apple's hardware and OS?
> Or is there 'better' software available on Macs for composing electronic music?
I'm not sure there is a perceived superiority of Apple's hardware and OS
(except amongst the more partisan Mac user), but there does seem to be a
lot more software available that deals with the real time stuff - Lisa,
Super Collider etc. Maybe because the Mac's sound hardware is built-in
as standard it allows for easier software development rather than
allowing for a multitude of cards that may or may not have duplex
processing etc. (do the powerbook musos use external cards ?)