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The Unix part is definitely true. One of my professors has a Mac simply because its POSIX compliant and is designed from the ground up to work with the hardware its running on, unlike Linux.

For any kind of programming work having a *nix terminal is way better than dealing with Microsoft's primitive Command Prompt.

Its terribly unproductive though. It takes him 3 times as long to navigate to the slides/demos he shows in class as it would on Windows or KDE, since the complete lack of window management in OSX means his desktop is always cluttered.
As "poopascoopa" mentioned, I have no idea what is wrong with the window management system in OSX, I set up my linux box to pretty much copy expose.

Although, I will certainly say that most of my professors have no idea how to keep their workspace tidy (Desktop has 100 icons, have windows open from programs they were running a year ago, 8 virtual desktops all with a firefox instance running, etc...)
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People that can't manage workspaces shouldn't be told about virtual desktops. It'd be like moving a hoarder to a warehouse.
 
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IMO, thinner matters less than lighter. I'd consider a macbookX if they can fit an i3 and 13"+ screen into something that weighs no more than a 11" Eee (~2.5lbs).
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IMO, thinner matters less than lighter. I'd consider a macbookX if they can fit an i3 and 13"+ screen into something that weighs no more than a 11" Eee (~2.5lbs).
So in other words, a 13" Air? It does weight 2.96 though.
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So in other words, a 13" Air? It does weight 2.96 though.
Lol, that shows you how close attention I pay to what Apple is selling

I thought they were still using C2D's.

Checking out their marketing propaganda right now...

*edit*

Apparently they are all clocked under 2GHz. I need more power than that for the $. The Pro version has the processor I want, but it weighs just as much as equally powerful laptops that sell for half the price.
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Except when installing windows and, you know, motherboard drivers.

EDIT: And having a Degree has nothing to do with knowledge. It means you paid out the arse for college, completed it, and have a near-worthless piece of paper as you still can't get a job

Interesting. Wasn't aware anyone installed Windows from DVD anymore. I think it would be faster to use snail mail to ship my sig rig somewhere to get it installed and shipped back then using the dvd.

I took my DVD drive out of my sig rig years ago. If you installed motherboard drivers from a disk, then your doing it wrong.
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I think this is their answer to the Chrome book by google
No its the answer to Razer gaming notebook which is thinner than MacBook pro and it has lot of power.


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