Mac vs. PC choice for college.
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 14:14:13 -0400
I am a freshman CS major and I am looking for a computer to buy before going
to college. I've narrowed it down to these two notebook computers:
17" powerbook 1ghz
14.1" IBM t40
I can't decide which computer to get, so I have decided to compare operating
systems. My problem is, I love Linux, and I believe that the future of any
computer scientist will revolve around Linux. Therefore, I want a laptop
that will be most compatible with linux. On a PC, I know that I have a
dual-boot with XP and almost any linux distribution. I don't know how it
works for a mac though. Can I have a dual-boot with OS X and Linux? Or what
about a triple boot with XP, OS X, and Linux? Or do I have to stick with
Linux and XP emulators? OR, is the Unix backbone of OS X enough to give me a
platform for developing Unix apps. (I know, Linux is not Unix). Can you guys
explain this to me? Thanks alot, I appreciate anyone who answers.
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