advice for buying a laptop

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Fri Jun 10 20:01:08 UTC 2016

On 06/10/16 11:32, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Murk Fletcher writes:
>> Hi!
>> You sound like a creative person. As am I, therefore nothing but the latest
>> MacBook Pro will do it for me. Product design-wise nothing even comes
>> close, and the clearness and beauty of the retina screen not only makes it
>> easier for your eyes, it also makes your work seem more appealing as you
>> get to see it in greater details.
>> I usually remove OS X, install Windows 10 with Classic Shell and other
>> simplifications, and then run FreeBSD/OpenBSD inside VirtualBox. I
>> therefore get the best of all worlds; all my Unix needs covered via PuTTY
>> to localhost, plus the ability to run Adobe, Ableton etc. applications
>> which Windows does a lot better than OS X.
> Putting aside how utterly insane this sounds, it should go without
> saying that if someone is asking what hardware to buy then they intend
> to run on bare metal, because if you're running in a VM it doesn't
> matter what hardware you buy.

*+1* !!!! Especially running a VM under M$FT .... *ick* ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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