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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1230 on: August 08, 2017, 04:05:26 pm »
It isn't. I confirmed with all of my staff. :blurgh:

#fuckapple

So both of you think the same, big deal.

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1231 on: August 08, 2017, 04:16:55 pm »
It isn't. I confirmed with all of my staff. :blurgh:

#fuckapple

"do you guys agree with me? I have to prove a point to this Mexican guy on the internet. Btw you're fired if you don't agree with me"

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1232 on: August 08, 2017, 04:18:31 pm »
It isn't. I confirmed with all of my staff. :blurgh:

#fuckapple

"do you guys agree with me? I have to prove a point to this Mexican guy on the internet. Btw you're fired if you don't agree with me"

:P I have a 7, seems fine to me, though it took a while to get used to the non-mechanical home.

I don't threaten to fire anyone. I've already done that so its just baked into everything I say. -_-
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1234 on: August 09, 2017, 01:55:43 am »
you'll get used to it soon. i prefer it now to the old button which feels clunky when i use a 6
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1235 on: August 19, 2017, 11:55:16 am »
I finally got to play around with a Macbook Pro w/ touchbar last week.  It does some pretty cool things, but I couldn't help but feel like it would just be faster to just use the pointer and click on something like normal instead.  I dug the Safari tabs being on there, for example, but....why would I poke the touchbar when I can just click the tab using the trackpad?  Can those actions be changed, or are they fixed? 

Basically I'm trying to talk myself out of trading in my old (2014) Pro for the new hotness.  :P

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1236 on: September 12, 2017, 04:52:45 pm »
New toys, iPhone X with Face ID and a bigger screen in a smaller body. $999 for the basic configuration though and that's probably well over €1100 here. :hmm:

I might finally try out the apple watch though, seems like a fun toy now that it has LTE.
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1237 on: September 17, 2017, 07:40:44 am »
Let's tinker for the sake of tinkering!

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1238 on: September 30, 2017, 06:29:59 am »
So  my new job is contemplating switching from Lenovo laptops over to Macs.

I have been tasked with deciding which macbook should be the "standard" developers machine.

Thoughts?
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1239 on: September 30, 2017, 07:05:50 am »
So  my new job is contemplating switching from Lenovo laptops over to Macs.

I have been tasked with deciding which macbook should be the "standard" developers machine.

Thoughts?

The tiniest.
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1240 on: October 02, 2017, 11:21:50 pm »
So  my new job is contemplating switching from Lenovo laptops over to Macs.

I have been tasked with deciding which macbook should be the "standard" developers machine.

Thoughts?

One of the 13" Pros. Preferably with an i7 if there's a lot of compiling or VHDL stuff to do.

The 15" with four cores if there's a lot of virtual machining to do.
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1241 on: October 03, 2017, 07:21:28 am »
Most of our work is pretty straightforward, and not at all processor intensive.

I am mostly concerned with the ancillary stuff, like how do I estimate costs of accessories, how do I get reasonably priced support if needed, how do I estimate the cost of software we need, like Fuision Ware?
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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1242 on: October 03, 2017, 07:44:15 am »
Most of our work is pretty straightforward, and not at all processor intensive.

I am mostly concerned with the ancillary stuff, like how do I estimate costs of accessories, how do I get reasonably priced support if needed, how do I estimate the cost of software we need, like Fuision Ware?

Use this as illustration:

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1243 on: October 03, 2017, 11:25:02 am »
Most of our work is pretty straightforward, and not at all processor intensive.

I am mostly concerned with the ancillary stuff, like how do I estimate costs of accessories, how do I get reasonably priced support if needed, how do I estimate the cost of software we need, like Fuision Ware?

You can get Applecare with the computers you buy for support.  I don't know if there's something special they do here when they order it (I don't know if there's a special type they get for organizations, for example, but I do know they can all go to the Apple Store if I were ever so inclined to take them, which....I'm not :P) or if you would consider that reasonably priced or not though.   You might want to give Apple a call and talk to them about pricing for organizations.

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Re: The Wide, Wide World of Apple
« Reply #1244 on: October 04, 2017, 04:07:30 pm »
I will point out that my MacBook has been the best laptop ever issued to me by any company I've worked for.  I've had mine for 4 years (and it is a mid-2012 model) that is still rocking solid and fully up to everything I throw at it (full IntelliJ IDE running, multiple chrome windows, running multiple application servers for debugging, plus local postgres, etc)

I can check with our ops team to see what they do for support (applecare, something else?).

Since we have a lot of the older, pre-usb-c devices, we have loads of extra adaptors, dongles, etc available.  I can't speak to the costs of corresponding usb-c devices.

If you go with the newer USB-C MacBooks, make sure you get the ones that come with 4 USB-C ports, not the low-end 13" ones that only have 2.