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  • Okay so it's Software Development here in Ireland, it' just a programming degree.

    I currently have a 2020 Macbook Pro i5, 2.0Ghz, 16GB, 256GB of storage.

    I like the Mac OS for general browsing and what not but I know that 90% of my classmates will be using Windows.
    I also know that the computers in the labs are all Windows.

    I had a CS class before where I learned a bit of Java and having a Mac made it so much more difficult, half the software they used wasn't on Mac - not saying the same thing will happen this time round.

    I've been using Windows 10 through Bootcamp and I just find this laptop really slow, even though it's a good laptop..
    I mean when browsing the web and what not I find I'm not using half it's capabilities but even just running Eclipse and Chrome the fans are running double time and it's hot as s***..

    Should I get a Windows Laptop for college?
    If so, what?

  • Kr0niic ☘️
    Jul 14
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    Get a windows laptop for computer science

  • Kr0niic

    Get a windows laptop for computer science

    Yeah I think I might just sell this Mac, it's fine but I don't want to make college more difficult for myself..

  • Save you some money and get Parallels

  • Mac. Windows command prompt is garbage.

    Mac is a Unix OS, so the commands are going to be very much the same or almost the same as Linux. That in itself is enough to use Mac.

    The only time I’d even say Windows is worth it is if for some reason you’re college is a Microsoft shop using .NET languages like C#. Most larger companies when you leave college are going to provide you a MacBook to work on.

    What software that was running Java wasn’t on Mac? Java is a cross platform language so it shouldn’t be a problem compiling on Mac.

  • If you got the funds, go MacBook Air with a custom Windows PC build.

    Don't limit yourself to either OS if you can.

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    Stick with the Mac. It's Unix-based and has a way better terminal than Windows. Get Parallels if you need Windows. You can always run Windows on a Mac. It's much harder and a worse experience to run MacOS on a Windows-based device.

  • TheEPSD

    Stick with the Mac. It's Unix-based and has a way better terminal than Windows. Get Parallels if you need Windows. You can always run Windows on a Mac. It's much harder and a worse experience to run MacOS on a Windows-based device.

    there’s WSL for Windows but I agree.

    stay with the Mac if it still runs fine

  • Mac is way better for programming

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