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Sep 2014
Ivan Storck
@ivanoats
Sep 04 2014 02:08
yeah but also if you’re on a budget the 11” base mba is totally fine. esp. if you stash an external monitor upstairs. better to get a mac you can afford than deal with linux on the desktop (/me ducks as @toastynerd blows his top at me)
Mandi Grant
@MJGrant
Sep 04 2014 02:15
+1 the mac recommendation, switching to a mac simplified a lot (like a LOT) of installation problems I encountered on my linux laptop and made it easier to find help from a community of people with near-identical machines
Joe Elsey
@joeelsey
Sep 04 2014 04:08
Sounds good. I think I may have some options as well with refurbished macs. Didn't know I had the option of bringing a second monitor... That could be sweet. Thanks everyone.
Mandi Grant
@MJGrant
Sep 04 2014 04:12
My Mac is a refurb from apple.com, it's a 2012 model and saved me several hundred dollars. I can't tell the difference, it came packaged as if it were new.
John Fahey
@faheydesign
Sep 04 2014 16:56
@joeelsey Yeah my macbook is two years old. It works fine for the accelerator. I do recommend getting the maximum of ram. Since you can’t upgrade it later.
Stephanie Lingwood
@stephanielingwood
Sep 04 2014 17:26
Okay, I'll touch off the Linux vs. Mac debate. Will I be at a disadvantage if I'm on Linux for the October accelerator? If not, what distribution would you recommend? (Recently got a Dell with a Core i7 and 8gb ram, and the Mac prices are a lot to stomach.)
Ivan Storck
@ivanoats
Sep 04 2014 17:27
I really like ElementaryOS, it has a nice UI http://elementaryos.org/
although Ubuntu 14 is a bit more up to date
whoops wrong room
Joaquin Guardado
@macikokoro
Sep 04 2014 17:57
My macbook is six years old and is working great. I got it for $300 on ebay. I did upgrade to 4gigs of ram and a solid state hard drive for an extra $150.
I can't believe this room still alive.
One thing I have to point out: get air parrot to be able to airdisplay for presentations if your mac is too old.
Ivan Storck
@ivanoats
Sep 04 2014 18:04
@stephanielingwood you won’t be at a disadvantage, unless you install Linux and don’t familiarize yourself with it first (if you are switching from windows)
Stephanie Lingwood
@stephanielingwood
Sep 04 2014 19:25
@ivanoats Thanks. I'm not familiar with Mac or Linux at this point, but that's what the next few weeks are for. I'll go check out ElementaryOS and Ubuntu 14.
Joaquin Guardado
@macikokoro
Sep 04 2014 19:54
In my own experience Mac OS is a lot easier to get familiar with
CTownsdin
@CTownsdin
Sep 04 2014 21:14
Hey I just found Emmet, it's super cool, check it out at these links...
Type your HTML super fast with Emmet for sublime text, video demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfrqtMmmb0k
Where to get it:
https://github.com/sergeche/emmet-sublime
Other cool sublime tricks:
http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/essential-sublime-text-2-plugins-and-extensions--net-24173
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