I am thinking of getting a new laptop. I noticed the cheapest mac was
about $1000, whereas I can get a cheap HP for about $550. The cheaper
machine is kind of appealing, but the idea of a linux type system for
a mac appeals to me however. I’ve always liked working on unix/linux
at various companies, but I’ve always owned IBM clone PC and have
never owned a mac.
I have a HP laptop that is not quite 3 years old. I’ve downloaded
alot of stuff, and the machine seems to run alot slower than it used
to. It takes along time to boot, and it’s gotten really bad, though I
do have AVG. I get the impression that spyware on a mac would be less
of a problem and that type of degradation might not happen as fast on
a mac or that I could more easily figure out what the heck was running
on the machine ?
I also hear that there is less software for macs, I might like to use
winscp, a graphical SVN or such that is not to hard to install. I’m
not sure what else ofhand … OpenOffice must work on a mac I might
Right now my ITunes library is on an external USB drive, I assume if
I started up ITunes on a mac it would import stuff from my IPod to
itself as this happened when I first moved my lib to an external
I get the impression that Rails development on a mac might be
somewhat better, but I’m curious what people have to say on that ?