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Cheap Laptop For Notetaking

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i dont know much about macs but is it easy to code in it? or is it like a pain to install a compiler (or whatever the language dmemands) on it.. oh and is it cheap to get one? coz i was thinkikng of getting a cheap laptop to take notes in class and/or probably code with it if i have to
 

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Re: [iBook] I'll miss you for 1.5 weeks

FishBoy said:
i dont know much about macs but is it easy to code in it? or is it like a pain to install a compiler (or whatever the language dmemands) on it.. oh and is it cheap to get one? coz i was thinkikng of getting a cheap laptop to take notes in class and/or probably code with it if i have to

Compiler comes installed with it, install the BSD tools, and get yourself Xcode installed, and it is an awesome machine.

For the rest, gcc is installed, standard version, Tiger comes with GCC 4.0, and it is awesome. c++, and c work perfectly, so writing a cc file, and compiling it with C++ just works.

Other programming langauges installed standard:

python
perl
php
tcl
Objective-C

It is an all around good machine for development.
 

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Re: [iBook] I'll miss you for 1.5 weeks

X-Istence said:
It is an all around good machine for development.
As X said it is a good choice, as is the case with *nix in general. :)

Oh and X, I hope they get it to you sooner then 1.5wks. If they are just going to replace it instead of fixing it then seems it should be much speedier.

*cough*<@X-Istence> I don't have my iBook you insensitive clod*cough* :p
 
#4
Re: [iBook] I'll miss you for 1.5 weeks

X-Istence said:
Compiler comes installed with it, install the BSD tools, and get yourself Xcode installed, and it is an awesome machine.

For the rest, gcc is installed, standard version, Tiger comes with GCC 4.0, and it is awesome. c++, and c work perfectly, so writing a cc file, and compiling it with C++ just works.

Other programming langauges installed standard:

python
perl
php
tcl
Objective-C

It is an all around good machine for development.
oh that's pretty cool, yea i forogt about the tiger os they have
are the iBooks expensive though?
 
#8
Re: [iBook] I'll miss you for 1.5 weeks

[off topic i guess] so since ibooks cost that much which laptops could i get for a cheap price, just for note taking
 
#9
Re: [iBook] I'll miss you for 1.5 weeks

FishBoy said:
[off topic i guess] so since ibooks cost that much which laptops could i get for a cheap price, just for note taking
You should probably start a new thread for that.
 
#15
oh cool i didn't know the mac mini was so cheap
ok well... umm yea im gonna try and look at something other than apple since they like to keep their product cheap
im gonna take a look around here at shops and see if they got cheap laptops
ps: im not trying to be cheap i just dont wanna make big use of it i already have a desktop in canada that's why lol
 
#18
well i guess $500 cad max, i just emailed dell asking them if i could get the inspiron for cheaper, which was 799, and put nothing on it but the hardware if it's a good price then i'll get that if it's not then i'll go to ebay
 
#20
yea i know i'm gonna take a look at ebay next after someone [dell] emails me back with an answer if they dont i'll email them saying thx for the quick answer and look on ebay
 

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