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Applications Programmer and Mac?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Nick8539, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. Nick8539

    Nick8539 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys I have a question. I'm in college now studying Applications Programming and was looking into buying a laptop. I'm still taking some core classes so I still dont know anything about programming :( . All I know is I'll be learning C++, VB Programming, Database Management, System Development and Design, UNIX or LINUX, and Object Oriented Design and Programming.

    My question is, will I be able to use a Macbook with this? What problems will I encounter? I am totally clueless when it comes to this so I want to make sure I make the right purchase. I've had an iBook before and loved it so I really want a Macbook now. I just dont want to buy and not be able to use it for any of my programming needs.:p

    Thanks
     
  2. Fyzbo

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    You may wish to discuss this with the head of your department, or any professor for that matter. At my college I could not program most of my assignments on mac. Most were either windows or linux and some were only for linux. The few times a mac could be used those trying to do it on a mac had more trouble as all in class example code was written on a windows machine.

    This is just my experience though, it is possible your college embraces the mac a lot more then mine did.
     
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