Thread: Coding on a PowerBook
08-07-2006, 07:47 PM #1redone632GuestCoding on a PowerBook
Looking to buy a PowerBook, but I'm not sure how coding will go on it like C++, Java, LUA. Are there programs like Visual Basic and such that run on Mac? I'm going to be taking computer programming coarses but I want to buy a Mac.
08-07-2006, 07:52 PM #2Originally Posted by redone632
If you'll be doing a lot of Windows-based programming (i.e. Visual Basic, any Studio.net stuff, C++ Builder, etc...) you'll end up having to run windows on your mac, either via bootcamp or parallels.
Hope that helped.
Edit...Since I obviously missed that you're buying a "PowerBook" and not a "MacBook", you'll end up having to run Virtual PC as Menace noted, which is NOT a good thing. My suggestion would be to buy a PC laptop or a MacBook if you will need to do a lot of Windows development.
08-07-2006, 07:59 PM #3menace3054GuestOriginally Posted by Richie_Gecko
but since your saying powerbook, youll have to use virtual pc which is really very incredibly painfully slow
08-07-2006, 07:59 PM #4
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Figure out what you are going to be doing first before you buy anything.
08-07-2006, 07:59 PM #5Originally Posted by menace3054
08-07-2006, 08:34 PM #6Originally Posted by mynameis
You can always get a second-hand Mac from Craigslist or eBay later on if you want to delve into the world of Mac OS.
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