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Joost Volunteer moderator says

looks nice, performs good, but sometimes difficult to switch from Windows especially then using matlab.

Just FYI: there’s an excellent open-source alternative in the form of Octave :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

You can also download Sublime Text for Linux if I am not mistaken

You are not mistaken :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

While my main machine is a Mac, I’m on Ubuntu nearly daily when I’m in one of the university’s computer rooms. For me, the unix ‘under the hood’ is what makes the difference. Firefox is quite the same, but the commandline is vastly different. I very much like how everything is right at your fingertips from the moment you install the system – from Python to SSH and from bash to netcat. It’s just there :)

I get that these are not reasons that might convince the average user, but for me that’s what tips the scales when the BIOS prompts me if I would like to boot into Windows or Ubuntu. ;)

As for your specific points: I agree that it’s a bit inconvenient that there’s no Adobe software available – you could consider to dualboot to Windows in those cases when you really do need Photoshop, though. It’s all a matter of getting used to it, I guess.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Heh, I seem to overlook stickies for some reason – I’m only noticing this one now..

Great work guys! Love it! As you’re much aware, this was quite a long-awaited and requested feature :) I really like the way you gave shape to it, too! I like this new style a lot.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Going Mac doesn’t mean you have to completely leave your PC citizenship behind either. If you install Windows, you should be able to do just about anything your could on a real PC.

Yeah, that’s how I pictured it as well. Within a few months I found myself rarely switching to Windows anymore, though. At the moment I really can’t imagine ever switching to a non-unix system as my main work station. It’s gotten to the point where I reboot a university PC to Ubuntu when it’s at the Windows 7 login screen.. :P

But yeah, if you do choose to switch to Mac, rest assured that there are plenty of virtualisation or dualboot options that run Windows just as smoothly, if not better. ;)

It really does depend on what you’re looking to do. If you’re developing on a large scale, I can imagine you’d want to be able to test on a native OSX machine too. If you’re just going to use it to fire up Safari though, you could consider getting a refurbished model as well to knock off a bit of the price :) A recent Mac Mini will only set you back several hundred USD – you don’t have to get a big retina Macbook ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I’ve been telling people not to buy ever since June, so surely it should be here any day now.. Or it could take another half a year :P

You never know. I guess it all depends on how much you need it at the moment – are you working reasonably fine on another machine with no purchase deadline coming up, or did your previous laptop break down on you all of a sudden?

..personally, I’d wait :chuckle:

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

mind blown, that service is epic!

How does one work in IT and not know about Wolfram alpha? :o It’s awesome! :P

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I’m moving this one to the Codecanyon forum :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Calin started a thread about this a few days ago, but it got sort-of overlooked I guess :P

Nice to read that you’re coming!

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

As I’m not really into Wordpress much, I’m not attending Word Camp as such, but as Leiden is only a trainride away I can probably make it there to meet up. It’s no definite yes from me (as it depends on my schedule at the time), but it’s quite likely ;)

Anyone else going?

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