March 02, 2007

I want a laptop

A laptop would make going home/coming back easier. It would also be useful for VGDSoc stuff like competitions and coding sessions. I’d probably install Windows on it for game-making, but since it would probably become my main computer, I’d have to have another OS for general use.

If that were Linux, I’d have to make sure I got a laptop that was mostly compatible. Wireless is meant to be especially problematic.

Or I could get a Mac, which would mean I wouldn’t have to worry about compatibility. But I haven’t really used OS X at all, so it would be a bit annoying if I didn’t like it. And I’d have to find and install Windows myself.

I think I’m leaning towards getting a Mac at the moment. But even if I do decide to do that, do I buy one soonish or wait until a new version of OS X comes out?

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  1. Get the Mac, it’s a nice operating system with sensible security, you can dual boot to Windows or Linux too soon, certainly you can if you use Paralells not Boot Camp. I’d wait until Leopard is released in a few months or so though.

    02 Mar 2007, 06:18

  2. Ditto

    02 Mar 2007, 13:50

  3. I got Ubuntu Edgy working on my Dell Inspiron laptop with only a couple of hours of fiddling – WiFi and all.

    02 Mar 2007, 19:48

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