I think I use macbooks and OS X because it's pretty. I haven't used Windows in a more serious manner for years, I don't know where it is right now. Linux isn't an option, as I need a few real programs. I like how my macbook looks and how it feels and I don't actually care about the price. Sure, I could have paid way less for a plastic shit machine with technically the same specs. But I don't want to have a plastic shit machine. I don't want to have the cheapest option. I don't care, honestly. I work and it's no big deal for me to spend 2000 EUR for a computer once every five years. Especially considering that this is the object I spend the most time with in my life. I might as well use something that feels good under my fingers.
Yes, I bought a computer for completely untechnical reasons. Just because I like how it looks and feels. I didn't even consider any alternatives, because I knew what I wanted. Judge me, I don't give a fuck.
>>47149257 This. If you're using OS X because you do development shit then your options are Linux and OS X, unless Microsoft gets serious about making a livable environment for developers. Linux is a great server operating system, and I remote into CentOS machines every day, but OS X is a better desktop OS that incidentally supports a real shell and everything else you need underneath.
You shouldn't have to do any serious server work on your MBP, but having a system vaguely consistent with whatever you're remoting into is really helpful.
>>47149231 This is pretty much every Mac user's reasoning, which isn't a terrible thought process. It's why I got my rMBP. I intend to use this for at least five years. I've loved every minute of it so far.
>>47149445 >This is pretty much every Mac user's reasoning, You giant horrific cunt. How fucking dare you make such grand sweeping generalizations. You made a choice based on banality. Outstanding. Don't fucking lump people like me into whatever faggot tribe you associate with.
>>47148952 >lag and stutter issues I run OS X 10.10.2 on a hackintosh and I've never had these issues. I've used OS X on this Dell Inspiron 13z since 10.8.3... So, my conclusion is that you have inferior hardware because I'm running on UNSUPPORTED hardware that's similar to a MacBook Air (with the obvious exception of i3) and I've not had the issues you speak of.
>>47150096 In Yosemite the system tries to use as much RAM as possible, with the idea that empty RAM is wasted RAM. The RAM usage you're seeing is not necessarily needed by your applications, it's just the OS trying to speed things up as much as possible
>>47150210 >15 is more geared toward development Kind of less than it used to be, now they don't have dedicated GPUs by default
Also I own the 15" and it seems uncomfortably large in meetings and on planes. I'm looking at moving to the 13" eventually, or maybe the new 12" Macbook, once it gets benchmarked, and as long as it isn't too huge a performance step down
>>47150210 I vote for 13. I have two friends with a 15" and I feel their workflow is not really suited for a large display. I mean it doesn't really hurt, but they almost exclusively use programs in full screen and quickly switch between them with the trackpad (which is also what I do). The days where you squeeze multiple apps on one workspace are kind of over. I hardly ever do that anymore. I guess to work like that efficiently you need something like 21"+. And 13" is just such a cozy size to carry around.
>>47150271 It's a Dell Inspiron 13z. I'm not saying it WON'T run. I'm saying I allocated around a third of my ram for virtualbox functions in Mavericks without a problem, and in Yosemite, I'm able to scale that back and get the same performance. But if I try to go over that 3rd, It feels sluggy. It could just be me. I'll run comparative benchmarks at a later date.
>>47150306 You haven't read anything I've posted, clearly, and are trying to troll me based on something that you know nothing about. I rebuke your statement, and add that you should fuck yourself.
>>47150240 Not going to be developing anything that uses OpenGL/OpenCL or anything. Will I really need that discrete graphics card?
I plan to be docked most of the time and used to think 15" was the way to go because of more ports, but now it seems the 13" and the 15" have the same number of ports and I'm wondering whether I really need those extra two CPU cores for development.
>>47150360 >You haven't read anything I've posted, clearly, and are trying to troll me based on something that you know nothing about. I rebuke your statement, and add that you should fuck yourself. I don't give a fuck. You're asking a question that just demonstrates incompetence. Cry more.
>>47150425 Erm... no. >You're asking a question No. I didn't ask a single thing. >demonstrates incompetence. Right. Except, I didn't. You did, though, when you elected to not read and assumed I was asking questions and unable to get virtualbox working. Neither of which were the case.
goddamnit I wish I had this picture in higher resolution
>>47148822 OSX is okay. Just, okay. Used pretty much every version from 10.1 to now extensively at some point, except for maybe 10.7/8/9. I still think 10.4 looks the absolute best out of all, aesthetically. I wish I still had my damn iBook that I ran it on, would have made a great netbook if it had a wifi card (it was from 2001).
I have a early 2014 MBA (kind of wish I waited a few more months before getting it, but my previous machines were on their way out, fucking Acer pieces of shit). Mostly run Windows on the thing.
OSX is nice, but I don't think it's better enough than Windows to bother with all the time. Linux is a nicer Unix experience, and Windows runs all the software I use. OSX does have a nice sense of polish though, even random freeware shit has a level of polish that seems to be completely absent on similar software for Windows or Linux (or even equal -- sometimes the OSX interface for some multiplatform programs is different and better overall, and it's not just because it adheres to Apple's HID)
also, OSX at least gets a bit better battery life than Windows (but not the 9 hours Apple said, more like 5-7 -- I get 4-6 in Windows)
>>47149257 powershell is actually pretty nice from what I've seen of it, but I haven't really bothered too much
I did what you're thinking. I bought a rMBP 15 first gen and then dropped down to a Haswell 13 rMBP and I went right back to the Haswell 13 rMBP.
Only in a plane or if you're going around to crowded places will its size make difference. Every other time, you're getting screwed out of running all the VMs and having a lot of tabs open and not having it be slow.
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