I'm thinking of releasing some of my work as donationware and would like it to work on windows and mac. I have previously tried putting windows on my mac but it didn't run particularly well and for some reason I couldn't use my soundcard (focusrite saffire).
Anyway, I'd like to run Max/MSP on the machine and use it for building the applications and perhaps some platform specific tweaking. It might be handy to have a half decent graphics card too, as I envisage delving in to Jitter at some point.
Also, do I have to worry about operating systems? How does Max run on the XP/Vista/7? And do I want 32 or 64 bit?
Finally, I think I don't think I need a laptop as I've already got one, but is there any case for one in this instance?