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What do you like about Macs and Mac OS?
This video sums up a lot of why I use a Mac…
What I like about my Mac is that it brings the unix programming environment I need together with a nice and clean user interface. My MBA is super light, I can take it anywhere without hassle, and apart from some age showing (such as “30% is 0% now”) the battery also lasts quite long. I’m also a big fan of the built-in Terminal emulator, it’s lightweight, speedy, and has the features I need (tabs, colour scheme support (any love for gruvbox?)).
That said, this might be personal, but I have not been a fan of the recent MacBooks at all (ports, touch bar, all the stuff around the keyboard…), might just be a personal thing. I’m glad my old macbook is still working as well as it did on the first day
Started 12 years ago as a Ruby developer. Mac support was really good for Rails, also there was TextMate. This editor is so good, I still use it daily. Also for webdev I needed Adobe apps.
In general I think the quality and design of Mac apps is unbeatable. And also I‘m too invested now in Apple ecosystem to even think about switching.
Which MBA do you have? I love mine (11") and I need to replace the battery too, I think the last time I checked they cost about £50
It was actually DHH that got me to try an 11" MBA, I fell in love with it and it quickly replaced my Mac Pro as my main workstation
I love TextMate too! If I am editing a single file I will usually open in TM. I wish they had split windows like MacVim tho! They did say they were going to add them, but they never arrived
I have a mid-2015 15". I just got a recall notice for my battery but they want my laptop for a week which is a pain.
I actually recently moved all my dev to a remote server so I basically just use my laptop as a terminal thin client 90% of the time.
That sounds very interesting. Could you please share more details about your setup?
Nothing too exciting. I do all my coding in vim so I just rented a Digital ocean server and ssh into it to do my work. Looks the same as when I was developing locally with the benefit that when I roll up a dev server I can show it to other people more easily and if my laptop dies I can just grab another machine and have access to my dev environment. The DO box isn’t ideal and I’m currently looking for a colo server to replace it but it’s been effective.
It helps with streaming as well since OBS makes my laptop run slow so recompiling during development/test runs is painful.
Early 2014, 13’’. That sounds a bit cheaper than I expected, although you would probably need a special repair kit for it?
It doesn’t look too involved tbh:
It comes with the screwdrivers needed too:
This’ll make a lot of people happy - a new 16" MBP in Q3:
Apple’s widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro will be powered by Intel’s 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors, in line with the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in May, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin.
If accurate, this means the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be configurable with up to an 8-core Core i9 processor with a 2.4GHz base clock speed and a max Turbo Boost frequency of 5.0GHz. The lineup also includes 6-core Core i7 processors. All of the chips are 45W with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630.
Notably, this would mean that Apple isn’t yet ready to use Intel’s latest 10th-generation Ice Lake processors. These chips might not have been powerful enough for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, as there are currently no 6-core or 8-core options, and they have low TDPs ranging between 9W and 15W.
Rumors suggest the 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature an all-new design with narrower bezels and a more reliable scissor mechanism keyboard. In a research note obtained by Forbes, Lin said the 16-inch display will have 227 pixels per inch, in line with a previously rumored 3,072×1,920 resolution.
Not bad but will they just give up on the damn scissor switch keyboards already!
Butterfly switches are the problem ones. Scissor switches are the older more reliable style.
Judging by my mistake, you can just barely tell my frustration, right?
Thank you for the correction.
I’m still rocking a 2015 MBP so I’ve not experienced them yet. This one is looking really tempting for an upgrade though.
Exactly the same here but I tried the new ones in stores and through acquaintances and I’m never buying that, ever.
And yep, this one looks like the first tempting MBP in 4 years. I’ll wait to see reviews on potential cooling and throttling issues first though.
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That doesn’t look too involved indeed. I should give that a try. Thanks for the link!
I am bringing my 2017 MacBook Pro 13" to a service in a few days because of a faulty left cmd key (the keycap doesn’t stick to the keyboard itself). I hope it will be serviced for free. Luckily, I have new hexa-core Mac Mini in work, which I like very much.
Anyway, typing on the new keyboard is OK, you will get used to it in a few hours/days, but I consider keyboard to be one of the this which should be 100% bulletproof. This is a big fail for Apple.
Agreed. The keyboard in my 2011 macbook pro was much better.