Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by CompiledMonkey, Jun 19, 2006.
Title says it all.
I'd use Parallels or Boot Camp to run whatever I might need that's Windows based.
i used my powerbook for undergrad. 2 years later and i never had to do a system recovery, major system repair or suffer form major data loss/crashes. Most i ever did was upgrade to tiger.
mac powerbook/macbook FTMFW
Being a .NET developer doesn't help all that much in making that plunge. I'll need Windows so I can run Visual Studio 2005, SQL client, and modeling tools like Rational Rose. I'd probably just use both Boot Camp and Parallels because if I need Windows, I'd rather run it natively and get all of the powah!
well, if you do a lot of .NET then perhaps an Apple isn't your best choice. I'd say IBM or Asus.
However, if you like OSX, go for it. I just wouldn't buy an Apple to run bootcamp even close to most of the time.
I agree there. I have my work laptop that I do everything with right now. My personal laptop would be devoted to everything else, which is basic Internet stuff and school. I do some programming outside of work but not much anymore.
Considering graduate school won't have any* programming I'll only be using VS 2005 and the SQL client a very little bit. I imagine Rational will be a heavy requirement for a class or two but the major majority of my usage will be Firefox, IM, email (gmail anyway), financial stuff, blogging (wordpress), iTunes/iPod, and flickr. I'm mostly away from the desktop already.
* I say any and by that I mean no programming specific classes. Much more theory and high level than undergraduate.
Which discipline are you studying, may I ask?
edit: if you do it at Indiana University, the professors will love you but you'll be on the receiving end of many jokes from the undergraduate
and for what it's worth, I only needed to use Microsoft Project and Visio (in addition to Office) in my graduate work in IS. For java, we used eclipse
Just bought it online.
I'll be at VCU again.
Sure, go for it. I've used a 17" powerbook the last 3 years I've been in grad school. Never had to touch Windows.
Your courses sounded similar to mine (software engineering), minus a dearth of design and requirements courses. Hence my question.
Good choice. I bought one last week. My extra gig of memory gets here tomorrow!
I think about half the grad students I know in CS have powerbooks. They all love them.
All the best haxors I know have powerbooks/macbooks.
They look cool. Personally, I'd get a windows laptop.
Cuz mac has a ton of easily availble software for networking and cracking
Nah. They want a stable and portable Unix workstation with a good GUI.
Just as an alternate consideration:
But I got both for the price of one.