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Curtis Murley
Curtis Murley
2,766 Points

Mac book pro/air. Worth the investment?

Hi everyone, and merry christmas :)

In Canada, we have a day called Boxing Day on December 26th. Boxing Day is very much like Black Friday and there are some pretty great deals that can be made.

I've been considering buying a mac book pro for my music, development and design work. How do you feel about developing in OSX?

2 Answers

Hi Curtis!

I would say go for it 100%! I used to be a devout Windows user but have since switched over to OS X for development and it is incredibly hard to go back. The only time I ever develop on Windows is when I am writing some Windows-only software using C#. Apart from that I am always developing on my MacBook Pro.

If you have only ever used Windows it will take a tiny while to get used to but it is well worth going through the transition period for.

I hope this helped you out.


No problem! If you have any more questions before you make your purchase then feel free to ask.

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

I'm still using my windows. Windows needs some TLC. I might switch to full blown linux because well most web servers are nix anyway.

Linux is also a good option if you are looking to work in a UNIX based environment. One of the only problems for me with Linux, however, is the lack of support for some fairly commonly used programs and also the fact that no distro feels anywhere near as polished as Apple's Mac OS X.