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Switching to OS X for web development ?

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I'm slowly considering moveing back to Mac and OS X.

How are the iMacs lately ?

I had an iMac for a few years-, it was the late 2009 model. The first big 27 inch screen I'm not sure? I loved it!! I loved how easy it was to install and dual boot with Windows. So I could game decently on it from the Windows partition where I could install tools to overclock the M GPU and fans.

Nowadays though I feel like AAA gaming for me is not important. What I'm eyeing on is:


- stop using a Ubuntu VM. Native Ubuntu / Linux is out of question because I need Photoshop. There is no alternative to it, and only non designers would suggest so. Photoshop is required for pixel precise work and while you can go dome way with Inkscape perhaps it's still hugely cumbersome for me to use. I also couldn't make Photoshop-inside-a-VM work. It just doesn't work. Stuck to old versions, it's slow and even more cumbersome for moving PSD files. Photoshop in Windows + Ubuntu VM is the most usable solution I have atm.

- OS X now has a successor to Photoshop for web design it seems very popular with designers these days called "Sketch".

- OS X has the builtin Terminal, so you can do all the LAMP stuff, mysql, node, php , etc.

The downsides that come to mind:

- iMacs are now stuck with HI DPI screens that means the GPU is even less of a competent solution for current games (I am guessing?) but then again it's not important to me anymore



So hmm.. the main question for me atm is what is the lifetime of the last iMac models? What put me off my last iMac is when I had a problem with the fans and I realized I could'nt tear it apart easily. And when you're a developer, especially looking after a website like I do, to turn your PC to a repair shop for days, likely for a week or two, is CRAZY.

And if I wanted to upgrade I had to basically buy a new one and go through reinstalling everything. At first I thought 'bah it's only every 2-3 years'.. but then when the time comes it's massive PITA.

But .. if it looks like a newer iMac could last me for 4-5 years I am tempted to take the plunge...
Edited: 2017-03-28, 7:53 am
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Switching to OS X for web development ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-09, 7:03 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-09, 2:11 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-09, 2:39 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-09, 3:34 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by vix86 - 2017-02-09, 4:13 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-09, 5:36 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by faneca - 2017-02-09, 9:41 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by wahnfrieden - 2017-02-10, 9:03 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-10, 9:06 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by codex - 2017-02-10, 11:11 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by mercury - 2017-02-10, 11:59 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-11, 5:02 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by mercury - 2017-02-11, 3:41 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by vix86 - 2017-02-11, 8:13 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by Stansfield123 - 2017-02-11, 10:49 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by Irixmark - 2017-02-11, 10:10 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-12, 6:05 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-12, 5:55 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-12, 6:17 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by vix86 - 2017-02-12, 9:43 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by FooSoft - 2017-02-12, 1:53 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by tanaquil - 2017-02-12, 10:13 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by chamcham - 2017-02-12, 11:53 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-13, 6:52 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-13, 7:03 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-13, 10:26 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-13, 9:25 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-14, 3:49 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-14, 6:34 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-13, 10:34 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by vix86 - 2017-02-13, 3:35 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-14, 3:39 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-13, 5:17 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by vix86 - 2017-02-14, 6:35 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-14, 4:08 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by Irixmark - 2017-02-14, 12:33 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-02-14, 2:11 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-15, 6:15 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-02-15, 11:04 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-04, 8:15 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by faneca - 2017-03-05, 2:13 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-05, 5:46 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by faneca - 2017-03-05, 10:25 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-14, 6:59 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by pm215 - 2017-03-14, 7:43 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-14, 7:56 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by pm215 - 2017-03-14, 8:18 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-14, 11:56 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by yogert909 - 2017-03-14, 1:41 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-26, 6:13 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by fkb9g - 2017-03-26, 9:41 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by tanaquil - 2017-03-26, 9:41 am
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-26, 2:40 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-26, 2:57 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by fkb9g - 2017-03-26, 4:30 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by tanaquil - 2017-03-26, 5:25 pm
RE: Moving back to OS X ? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-26, 5:26 pm