Viable Mac setup?
August 7, 2013 12:57 PM Subscribe
What I want to do is get a Macbook Air, partition one of my externals for Windows and at least 1 Linux distro so that I can play with all three systems. However, my only concern is that I'm not forseeing some possible issues with getting a mostly basic level 13 in Air. Before you ask, I don't want a Pro since my current laptop is a beast, portability really is
a concern for me for several months out of the year, and I want to experience the opposite end of the weight and ready-to-go spectrum.
posted by DisreputableDog to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to say that I have mid-level IT experience. At least, I know how to google the crap out of something before I try anything major, but I feel fairly confident that I could fix this craziness should something go wrong. I've always wanted to get a Mac and feel more than ready now that I'm pretty much moving all of my important data to ext TB drives and/or cloud storage anyway for the past few years. I also use Google Drive alot, so the loss of documents isn't too much of a concern for me.
Has anyone else done something like this? Should I just wait for another paycheck and max it out, or would that really matter with my wanted set up?
I'm going to have to be able to run Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe AIR, and be able to practice all around coding and I also play such games as Portal on occasion, so I was going to go for the i7 processor.