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Preferred development OS (Desktop/Laptop).


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Heath    357
[quote name='ic0de' timestamp='1350001825' post='4989321']I break out DOS and Turbo C++ every once in a while[/quote]If you had stopped there, you would have won the thread. :P

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[quote name='Drakonka' timestamp='1349959260' post='4989078']
I work on my Mac (running Lion) and play on my Windows PC (currently waiting to be rebuilt after a move). But then, I work with JavaScript and HTML5 which allows plenty of flexibility in terms of what OS one prefers. I just prefer using OS X for most activities. Because the development environment isn't really hardware intensive I can work comfortably on a MacBook Air and carry it everywhere with me, working in coffee shops, parks, etc if I feel like it.
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Well safari is pretty sweet, and there are a lot of nice editors to write html and js in,
so i can understand you. For the web and creative stuff a macbook is ok for me too.
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I mostly use Chrome Canary until I'm testing browser compatibility, but yeah :) Canary + Sublime Text 2 + coffee shop.

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swiftcoder    18426
[quote name='derda4' timestamp='1350050203' post='4989463']
MacBook...baah, I could buy around 4 equally performant laptops and install OSX86 onto.[/quote]
I'd love to see some numbers to back that assertion up.

The cheapest "equally performant" laptop I can find is the HP DV7T at $900, but that comes with an anaemic 1600x900 display resolution - even though you could buy [b]two (and only 2)[/b] of those for the price of the Retina MacBook, I'd argue that the retina display is well worth the $1,300 price premium (and I'd never even consider a 17" laptop with less than 1080p resolution).

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RLS0812    3043
[quote name='swiftcoder' timestamp='1349009072' post='4985338']
[quote name='slicer4ever' timestamp='1348997827' post='4985303']
umm....how often do u buy windows?[/quote]
Once per machine, if you are doing things the legal way. You are also implicitly buying Windows every time you buy a PC.

I have quite a number of Windows licenses lying around. Boxed set of Windows 3.1, anyone?
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I'll take it, if you still have all the activation codes - you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get "vintage" games I grew up with to run on a modern OS.

The "programming environment" I use the most currently is Eclipse Indigo, how ever that is subject to change with whatever I happen to be doing.
The OS I prefer is Windows - mostly owing to it having so many more toys / tools I can work with, [b]AND[/b] compatibility with the most resources.
I very rarely use Mac, and only use Linux when forced to ( good gods, when will 1980's style computing die?! ). Edited by Shippou

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Bacterius    13165
[quote name='Shippou' timestamp='1350053087' post='4989479']
I'll take it, if you still have all the activation codes - you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get "vintage" games I grew up with to run on a modern OS.
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If the hardware is too modern note that you can always use a virtual machine, which (hopefully) has compatible drivers. I boot up Windows 95 in Virtualbox and indulge in some retro gaming every now and then. I had to get a third-party graphics driver but other than that, works well (as far as 95 goes, anyway).

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RLS0812    3043
[quote name='Bacterius' timestamp='1350053347' post='4989482']
[quote name='Shippou' timestamp='1350053087' post='4989479']
I'll take it, if you still have all the activation codes - you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get "vintage" games I grew up with to run on a modern OS.
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If the hardware is too modern note that you can always use a virtual machine, which (hopefully) has compatible drivers. I boot up Windows 95 in Virtualbox and indulge in some retro gaming every now and then. I had to get a third-party graphics driver but other than that, works well (as far as 95 goes, anyway).
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I use [url="http://www.dosbox.com"]DosBox[/url], however there are games that will not run even on that.
If I had the time ( and money ), there would be a computer for every major OS at my place - starting with the [url="http://computermuseum.50megs.com/brands/ti994a.htm"]TI-99[/url] and [url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oOS9kksMHmM/TGFArJt6S1I/AAAAAAAAAJw/6lWDrQY8QuA/s1600/atari1040st.jpg"]Atari SE[/url]

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derda4    148
[quote name='swiftcoder' timestamp='1350052829' post='4989477']
I'd argue that the retina display is well worth the $1,300 price premium
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I'll have a look at the local dealer...but hey it would need to be huge for me to support a patent troll.

[quote name='Shippou' timestamp='1350053087' post='4989479']
only use Linux when forced to ( good gods, when will 1980's style computing die
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Not possible...nobody cares if you buy stuff instead.

[quote name='Shippou' timestamp='1350056178' post='4989496']
I use DosBox, however there are games that will not run even on that.
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I run Rage, Wolfenstein, Photoshop etc. in Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu.

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swiftcoder    18426
[quote name='derda4' timestamp='1350107843' post='4989686']
but hey it would need to be huge for me to support a patent troll.[/quote]
What, and every other tech company doesn't do the same? It's how the game is played - if you don't like it, go back to using an abacus [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png[/img]

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TheChubu    9446
I made two OS for my personal use. For desktop I made one pretty much indistinguishable from Windows 7, and for my netbook, I made another indistinguishable from Debian.

I also had to remake Eclipse and a JRE for each OS too, it was such a chore but such is the price for having a custom development environment.

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