Windows On MacBook Pro for Development
Posted on 2006-07-10
I use a mac (g4 ti powerbook) for personal use but I develop software exclusively for Windows platform. If BootCamp dual boots and so there should be no performance hits, what would you choose: a ThinkPad T60P (top-of-the-line model) or a MacBook pro (top-of-the-line model) for developing on windows?
I have to run SQL server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 Professional, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Photoshop for development purposes. That means at least 2GB of RAM (more is better); also, does mac have the option to upgrade the hardrive to 7200 rpm?
I am not really interested in virtualization: tried it a while ago and the performance was dismal; if I am using SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005, they will REALLY need to run native.