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    What does Lightwave 9.x UB mean?

    What does Lightwave 9.x UB mean? What is UB and what does it stand for?


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    Mac - Universal Binary, suitable for both PPC and Intel processor systems
    I bought a Mac Pro, and it was out of date before it arrived.

    I then bought a MacBook Pro. It, too, was out of date before it arrived.

    Wait a week after I've bought it if you want the latest.

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    If you use a PC, you don't want it. If you have a Mac, you might. Research whether or not you can use the Universal Binary Version because, as I understand it, it works more efficiently with (some) macs. To expand on tribbles comment.
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    I have a first generation G5, (about 4 years old) and I can testify that the UB has much better performance than the PPC version, even on my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian.coates
    I have a first generation G5, (about 4 years old) and I can testify that the UB has much better performance than the PPC version, even on my machine.
    If you're running on a a non-intel mac you might want to keep the non-ub versions around so you can run your old plug-ins (such as sas-light or fprime, etc) as they are not UB yet...

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    The same applies for Intel Macs. There's no reason not to keep both versions around as long as you need to.

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