[melbourne-pug] [offtopic] buying advice on a macbook air
mattbster at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 11:48:07 CEST 2012
I run a MacBook pro and its great. Though I primarily use Ubuntu as osx has
quirks that don't fit me. Python comes standard and its a bit annoying
having to install xcode (~4GB) to simply get gcc.
I would like to point out though that the MacBook pro line is due for a
refresh later this month. Rumor has it they are to be liter and thinner
like the air and also boast very high Res screens like the ipad3. Rumors
they may be though but there is nothing worse than buying last weeks tech.
On Apr 11, 2012 7:17 PM, "Tennessee Leeuwenburg" <tleeuwenburg at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> I notice that a good number of mpug'ers have Apple computers, and I was
> wondering how they go as Python development platforms. I'm considering
> getting a Macbook Air for my next laptop. I want something I can hack on,
> has a beautiful screen, which travels easily, but which I can also use in
> front of the telly of an evening, or on a desk for a few hours. I've also
> never owned an Apple, and I figure I need to try the third of the major
> environments at some stage :).
> So, some questions:
> -- Is the Macbook Air a nice laptop to use?
> -- Does OSX support development well for Python?
> -- What about other unix-like tools -- is there a decent C++ compiler,
> standard linux libraries etc for me to be able to compile linux programs?
> -- If not, how does open source development happen on a mac? Is everyone
> running linux inside a VM or what?
> -- How does it go with integration with MS office and Exchange (sigh)?
> -- What about other Apple laptops, is there a better choice?
> -- Is there anything I should watch out for when buying my first Apple?
> I'm not in a particular rush, and the pundits seem to think there will be
> a new model out later this year, so I might take my time before making a
> purchase. But any and all advice would be much appreciated!
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