Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Nov 2010 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "As expected, Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.5, the fifth update to its Snow Leopard operating system. The update brings a number of fixes for a wide variety of issues, including printing problems, Exchange compatibility, and improved graphics drivers that 'address stability and performance of graphics applications and games'." For the first time in a long time, I get to install a new Mac OS X update. My new MacBook Air 11.6" arrived two days ago!
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RE[4]: Apple suck
by fanboi_fanboi on Thu 11th Nov 2010 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Apple suck"
fanboi_fanboi
Member since:
2010-04-21

// My MacBook dual triple boots (10.5 (for a few legacy audio apps), 10.6 and Win 7.) ///

Oh, so Mac OS X doesn't serve your needs. You still need to boot Windows 7.

Let me run out and by that OS that almost does what I need.

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RE[5]: Apple suck
by henderson101 on Fri 12th Nov 2010 00:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Apple suck"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I'm a Windows developer. A necessary evil. I don't want to use virtualization - though I could have. Running an OS on real hardware is a more pleasant experience for me. Again - every tool has a use. If all you do is hate, it's hard to see the benefits.

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RE[6]: Apple suck
by thavith_osn on Fri 12th Nov 2010 09:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Apple suck"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

Don't worry, I'm not about to try and sell you a Mac, but I just want to make a point.

I used to think VM's for dev was not a good thing (or VM's in general), but Parallels running on a newish Mac isn't bad at all, esp. for dev (probably not the latest games). Well, I should say, esp. for dev in Visual Studio, Delphi (latest) and various other IDE's I have tried.

I was developing Windows FileSys drivers, and found it no hassle at all to use a VM. Also lots of Delphi application coding too. I currently just use Windows to check compatibility between browsers so don't use Windows all that much anymore.

Actually, I could backup the VM at various points, so that is a bonus, as well as have it on an external USB drive and running it on my Mac at home or at work.

I just had Windows 7 running on a mates new MacBook Pro (i5) maybe 3 hours ago. I gave Windows 7 2Gb of mem and access to 2 of the 4 cores, and it ran like a bought one. WEI scored 4.9 which isn't mind blowing, but not bad either.

Anyway, just a comment...

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