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General Discussion

gregory gordon
gregory gordon
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,652 Points

professional front end webdevolopers mac/pc is it a good idea to use both?

Should i be able to understand how to operate the different OS. I understand that some company's use mac only and this would put me behind if i have only ever used windows/pc computers.

2 Answers

John Steer-Fowler
John Steer-Fowler
Courses Plus Student 11,734 Points

To be honest, the Mac OS X operating system is so well designed that it is really intuitive. I'm not going to tell you to go out and spend $1000+ on a Mac just so you can get some experience using one.

However, I would like to recommend using a Mac for front-end development anyway if you can afford to get one. After having a Macbook now since 2009 for developing, when I go back to my PC and start developing I then realise how beautiful and intuitive Mac's are for developing.

So to sum up. Don't go and buy a Mac purely if you just want to experience using one for a future potential job that hasn't happened yet.

Do buy a Mac if you want to invest in a better developing environment.

christopher walsh
christopher walsh
10,763 Points

once you go Mac, you never go back!

and don't but the new one "Macbook". they say its not good for heavy programs and software. Get a "Macbook Pro"