How programmer friendly is the mac / apple environment


bosky101

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Ive heard apple notebooks are great for the multimedia / designer environment . What bout for the coder / developer ?

Being on a win32 platform for most of the time , I use a lot of eclipse , wysisyg editors , code versioning tools , ftp utils , etc , and lotta cool tools that we take for granted .

So for the prospective coder thinkkking about the move to the apple rig , what should you look out for ,and how is the shift in general ? Any takers ?
 

KingKrool

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Generally good from what I hear. You have the entire GNU toolchain there for the most part, apart from Mac exclusive stuff.
 

sunbiz_3000

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Everything u mentioned is there for the OSX but if u have probs with finding tools that u use in win32... u can always have XP installed on the Mac. Infact, XP does work very well on the MacBook pros!
 

Vignesh

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I recently shifted to a Mac and very happy with the move. As KK pointed out, you have entire gnu toolset available plus you have XCode - apple's own ide/toolset. You have a binary distribution for the Mac for most, if not you can download source and compile :D
 

Troy

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Its based on unix filesystem, so there shldnt be any prob for coders.
 

KingKrool

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unix filesystem, so there shldnt be any prob for coders.
Unix filesystem????

If there is one thing about the Mac absolutely different from Unix, it is the filesystem.