The dream gets closer... 14 Mar, 2006
I don’t imagine for a second that this will ever become a serious option at my current workplace, but the idea of using a Macbook as one’s day-to-day development machine is just… ooooh! In this post, Scott Walter discusses using Windoze emulation to run the remaining work-related apps that don’t have an OS X counterpart. In my case I would add Domino Designer to his list (Scott discusses MS Visio and MS Project), but that’s pretty much it I think.
Looking at Scott’s list, I avoid MS Project whenever possible (a bunch of arse so it is!), and I would run Omnigraffle Pro as a brilliant alternative to Visio. In fact, don’t tell anyone, but when working at home I’ve done a few work-related application diagrams in Omnigraffle already. No-one knew! Guffaw!
Anyway, Scott’s post is worth a read. He does a quick side-by-side on his new Macbook versus a Dell D600. It’s not a scientific comparison, not by a long-shot, but interesting to see nonetheless, especially for the Java developer.
Oh well, back to the dreams…