Windows on a mac

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  1. NCS

    NCS Active Member

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    Hi guys.

    I'm very seriously considering getting a macbook pro as a development machine.

    I am not interested in running mac OS (blasphemy!) but am looking forward to fiddling with it, and who knows, i might like it.

    That being said, its going to be used for web development: IIS, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET etc

    Price for me is not an issue as i have discounts through my work that make buying a macbook pro or dell xps the same price

    soooo

    can you think of any reason to stay away from the mac in my situation?

    my reasons for liking it when compared to the top of the line dell or sony, for example.

    -looks
    -weight
    -extra OS i can tinker with
     
  2. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    No reason not to buy a mac. I bought one a year ago...haven't looked back. :)
     
  3. Ariez

    Ariez OT Supporter

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    If youre not going to run OSX...i dont see the point in getting a mac and running windows.
     
  4. NCS

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    same hardware, better packaging, extra trinket.
     
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  6. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    once you go osx, you're not going to want to go back to windows unless you have to.
     
  7. Ariez

    Ariez OT Supporter

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    If he wants to try OSX and maybe get used to it, then go MBP. If youre going to run windows as main OS, i would just get thinkpad.
     
  8. NCS

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    explain the logic in your second sentence.

    mac = more stuff, pc laptop = limited to windows

    even if i only use mac os 1 day a month, i still get more from the mac.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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  10. lancer

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  11. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Boot Camp allows you do customize your partitions, so you can have a really big Windows partition as your main OS.

    There is absolutely no reason not to get a MacBook as a Windows box, as I find they are built a bit better and when you use OSX you will see the light ;)
     
  12. NCS

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    ?

    Here's a brand new car.

    Here's the same car with a better bodystyle

    Which do you pick?
     
  13. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Oh, and two finger scrolling in Windows > *

    You'll never want to go back to anything else.
     
  14. lancer

    lancer OT Supporter

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    except that the macbook would cost more than just a pc with the same specs. trust me, if youre only going to use OSX for a day or two, minus whale get a pc and do the dual boot osx with fucked up drivers
     
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    please link the cheaper pc with the same specs. in my experience this never holds true
     
  16. dbman96

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    true.dat

    I bought a macbook pro with the same plan but now I only use windows through Fusion/Parallels
     
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    Thinkpad = better quality + better service.
    You CAN load OSX on thinkpad. Did it on dell and it worked perfectly. Made sure you read on the osx86wiki beforehand.

    ibmacfaggotsflameme.
     
  19. Ariez

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    Anyone that said you will have fucked up drivers running OSX never ran it before. OSX is getting more and more like windows in that its supporting more and more hardware. Sure its not perfect, but its pretty damn good.
     
  20. lancer

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    last I heard, which was like more than a year ago when they first started that shit, it was pretty bad. im sure its a whole lot better now
     
  21. NCS

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    i did a lot of reading and bootcamp still isnt plug and play. so fuck it, i dont want any wierd issues
     
  22. aex

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    I had bootcamp with xp for awhile. Never had any problems, other than the whole right-click thing, which was negated when I use an external mouse.

    A kid at my school has a MBP and ran bootcamp with vista. He's supernerdy, and not nothing but problems with it to the point of going back to going back to xp.

    If I ever get around to it, I'm all for parallels.
     
  23. Emanon

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    Thinkpad = better quality + better service? Based on what? Must be just your personal opinion. :mamoru:

    Plus loading Windows on an Apple laptop is MUCH easier than putting OS X on a Thinkpad.
     
  24. R.A.P

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    Personally, I'd say go for it! Bootcamp may still be in a beta stage but I've had no problems with it when I used it. There are quite a few out there that have bough Mac Pro just to run Windows because of the Price:performance ratio. Haven't heard too many problems with those people.

    As many have said. Once you go Mac you won't go back. And if you need Windows for something. Their is always VMWare Fusion. I've been using the Beta version and it is GREAT! Allows you to run Windows in a Mac window. I think the release version has a few extra features too.
     
  25. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    is this a fucking joke?
     

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