visual basic on apple?

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  1. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    can i run visual basic on an apple computer with OS 10.4.8? i realize visual basic is a windows development program, but i have to take a class on it next semester and i'd like to avoid having to find a windows computer to do my homework.
     
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    no sorry.

    if its an intel machine look at using bootcamp. if its a ppc maching try virtual pc.

    there is real basic for mac, which is similar, but not the same.
     
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    meh...i'm not going to install virtual PC on this thing. i hammer on the little bit of resources i have enough as it is without that system hog killing me. if i can find a free copy, i might give it a shot, but i'm sure as hell not paying msrp for it.

    and it's not intel so no bootcamp for me, though i should really man up and buy a MBP, i just want a motorcycle more.

    can you run VB in Linux? because i could partition off the HDD and install that.
     
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    Ah, its you..

    And no, it wont go under linux either. Its one of thoes microsoft things, its will stay windows only. Its all about windows APIs, DLLs, Controls and etc, you dont get that with any other OS. (thank god!)

    I do wish that they would make a decent MSN messenger though, instead of trying to hold that as leverage to keep young people running windows. :squint:
     
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    If you wanted to learn programming in general and are into macs/linux, I would suggest learning java or c. However if you are doing a course you may not have much choice (it is however a good starting point for data applications etc if you look past the windows only bit).

    Also if you need any help with the programming the Computers & Programming forum is pretty good, also feel free to ask me any questions via pm (I wasted 2 years of my life writing data applications in vb)
     
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    You can log in to a remote windows machine with VNC or RDC (terminal services). At LAN speeds, RDC is very nice and VNC is, well, bearable.
     
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    Yes, RDP is a good idea. You will still need a windows box.
     
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    what do you mean it's me?


    thanks for all the advice guys. i don't really know who i'm trying to kid thinking i'm going to get through this whole major of mine without some form of windows. i should just buy a shitty desktop or get a MBP. sigh.
     

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