My wife just talked me out of buying a 3rd gen carbon w/ dual core i7 and 26g of ram. It was 2800 and I was going to run Linux so I'd have something to develop on. Did I do the right thing by listening to her? I'm currently running a mbpro and I'm sick of osx.
what are you developing that needs those specs? just build a pc for half that if you really need that performance, you can keep the mbp (running loonix if that really tickles your fancy) for making shitposts like this
>I'm sick of osx
In what ways? Please elaborate, many of us (including myself) are actually considering mbp because of the build quality and unix memes.
>oh no! someone doesn't like my meme os
>tell me why RIGHT NOW so i can call you retarded!
I agree with the filesystem being shit
Like what? I'd have to say if anything Finder's improved in the last few years.
Fuck off you piece of shit some people actually try to help.
>The performance of the Macbook was much better under OS X
>actually benchmarking the Macbook under Windows
Who are you quoting? I don't even use OS X neither am I defending it, I just asked OP why is he sick of it.
Care to elaborate?
>wahhh someone insulted apple
>i must defend them with my life because apple is the gratest companee in the wurld
i don't use OSX but my dad (long-time software engineer who turned manager) has a MBP, which he always complains about yet claims it's a great OS. The other day he was trying to find where iTunes imported some music I gave him, so he searched for it in (I assume) Finder, it found the files instantly but then he spent minutes trying to figure out how to get the full path of the file.
"But look how fast it found the file!"
and that's why OSX is not Unix
It's more like
>oh someone ripping on OS X again
>let's see what bullshit reason they have this time
And then occasionally someone gives a legitimate reason, to which the argument ends on agreement, steps to solve the issue, or on a to each his own note
>if anything Finder's improved in the last few years.
Finder is pure refined and filtered and condensed shit.
Your dad not knowing how to use his OS doesn't mean that it's anything.
More like mediocre. It's not terrible, but file managers are definitely something Apple needs practice with.
The ui changed, and its not even subtle. And I can't even change it back. And that what pisses me off. I liked it the way I had it setup and they slipped in this goddamn change. Its irritating. Also case insensitive fs, ds_store files everywhere, hiding ~/library and /, plists, the EULA, having to sign said EULA to run got the first time, no command line interface to the app store(I use boxen so that matters)
>literally the only OS on the planet that goes completely out of its way to hide every single element of the filesystem from the user, because their braindead customer base finds it scary
Kill yourself shit eater.
that they make it not obvious to display the full path is anything
even windows search (iirc) has the full path as one of the default columns in search results. at least it did back when i was using windows
osx has clear priorities with regard to ui/ux/system design and layout, and one of those priorities is to keep complicated things like hierarchical file management out of their users' soft and delicate brains
on a gnu system, locate/slocate/mlocate performs very fast searches against an indexed database of the file system and outputs one file per line (with the full path) to stdout, where it can be redirected or piped for further processing. this is unix.
Just get a cheap, decent laptop.
Go for an x220 or some shit like that.
For me its a lot easier to convince my husband about buying cheap used shit that's solid, than medium priced used shit.
Pic related should be able to do everything you need, OP. You can get a snazzy T420 with an i7, 8 gigs of RAM, and a 1600X900 screen for about 300$ on Ebay. Buy an SSD and move the HDD into the Ultrabay and you're all set.
Of all /g/'s memes, the Thinkpad is the one that lives up to the hype. Best tech related purchase I ever made.
>OP needs 24gb ram
>thinktards suggest used $300 stinkpads with 1/3 the power OP wanted
>mactard zealots religiously try to get op to stay with mac and osx and call any faults of the mac the op's own fault
I don't even know who's more cancer.
In any case, if OP is even still here, you'll be far better served with a desktop. If you really need portability, a Clevo with your own parts will be much better as you can stuff 3x SSDs in it so your drives aren't choking for lack of bandwidth.
He never said he needed the high specs. He just said he wanted a laptop to run Linux on for development purposes. The T420 (or any old business-grade laptop) should be able to do that for much, much cheaper than a new laptop.
Running the tests under Windows probably artificially inflated its performance.
>I'm currently running a mbpro
>not smart enough or skilled enough to install Linux on that MBP bare metal
Man you must be one shitty fucking software developer, I mean really.
I have a third gen Carbon X1 (1440p), its fantastic in every way, almsot perfect. The only meh thing is the speakers, also make sure to take off the crappy anti-glare coating it makes the screen fuzzy and dim
>those minimal differences
Anyway, you're a fucking idiot.
You think the minor advantage one OS or the other has could be reflected in Prime95 scores? No, no it couldn't.
But heat management? Sub-optimal heat management thanks to shitty BootCamp drivers? Yeah, maybe.
Don't try to participate in the conversation anymore. You don't belong here.
And OSX has only gotten more and more bloated while W10 has actually become even more lean than 8. Any benchmarks now would be even more embarassing for OSX. To say nothing of linux performance.
I'm not defending anything. I'm calling out vague, hand-wavy screenshots as being the shit that they are.
What do you want to bet in that Windows vs. OS X comparison that they didn't even turn off whatever that hybrid-sleep fastboot bullshit is called?
>That's like saying if you hate Spanish as a language, youll hate French too.
Uh. That's probably true though.
I'm not GP, but Linux and OS X are extremely similar. OS X + GNU toolchain is pretty much most of what you want out of Linux, but with a better, less buggy UI layer.