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    Need to replace my XP pro laptop
    I've been advised to consider a mac! So does anyone know of a good place to compare windows & mac OSX Tiger from a web developers point of view.

    I do small scale web dev. on my own and need all the packages. I would want to transfer my Studio 8 software. Is this feasible so I don't have to buy again?

    Mind's buzing with questions.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Specs:
    13" macbook C2D; 24" Imac, 8GB Iphone
    Windows software doesnt install on mac osx
    so if you dont want to purchase windows applications again you will either have to use bootcamp or paralells.

    Comparision site

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    Macbook Pro, 2.2Ghz, 4GB Memory, 120GB HDD, LCD Display, OS X Tiger
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyman View Post
    Windows software doesnt install on mac osx
    so if you dont want to purchase windows applications again you will either have to use bootcamp or paralells.

    Comparision site
    true, Windows software doesn't install on OS X but some discs (especially from Adobe) are hybrid discs allowing you to install on either Windows or OS X. I don't know for sure about Studio 8 but I know CS3 and a few older programs are hybrids.


    My opinion for web development is that Intel Macs are the perfect platform for web development. You have all the necessary tools available to you along with the ability to use BootCamp, Parallels, or VMWare Fusion to test cross OS compatibility. It's the perfect solution. I don't think for one second you'd regret getting a Mac for Web development. To actually be able to play on the machines side by side I think you'd have to find an Apple Authorized Retailer that also has Win boxes like a CompUSA.

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