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Which computer to install Across on?

Discussion in 'Questions and Support' started by Stephen Fortner, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Stephen Fortner

    Stephen Fortner New Member

    Newbie here. I have two 27-inch iMacs side by side on my desk, a 2012 and 2017. The newer, faster model is for video editing and music production; the older one is now relegated to the business/office/writing machine. (I create content for the music products industry for a living.) Is there a best practice for which machine I should install Across on and use as the Across server? For example, if I use the slower iMac (which is where I normally keep everything but media creation apps), would anything about the communications affect the performance of the faster iMac? Thanks.
     
  2. Stephen Fortner

    Stephen Fortner New Member

    Whelp, I answered that one for myself. You install it on both and set one as the server and the other as the client. Like I said, newbie.
     
  3. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    Hi, Across consumes negligible CPU and memory usage, and therefore it works as light as a feather event in a fairly old Mac. (For example, my white Macbook with OSX 10.7)
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy New Member

    That being said, I have found that I have better luck with certain features running the server on my newer mac and client on the older. I was originally running server on my high sierra mac and client on my catalina mac and had a few bugs with mouse dragging and such. Switched the client server relationship and no issues since then.
     

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