What Sofware Do You Hope to Install on Your New rMB?

iRun26.2

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Anyone have any advanced application software that they hope to use on their rMB? (Just curious)

For me:
1) Matlab
2) Parallels
3) OrCAD Schematic Capture and PCB Layout Tools (Windows)
4) Freescale Symphony Studio (Windows)
5) MS Office
6) Microchip MPLAB (Windows)
7) XCode
8) Handbrake
9) Windows 7
 
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PDFierro

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The most advanced thing I do is ripping Blu-rays to MKVs. :eek:

But I use a lot of OS X-exclusive writing apps that I have a strong attachment to.
 

iRun26.2

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The most advanced thing I do is ripping Blu-rays to MKVs. :eek:

But I use a lot of OS X-exclusive writing apps that I have a strong attachment to.
I plan to do that too (although I only have DVDs to rip).
 

Mrbobb

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U make it sounds like the new rMB runs a 256-core processor and can finally predict the weather with 99.9999% accuracy. ;)
 

pasadena

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Nothing really advanced. Mostly web development stuff, and the usual apps (All the big browsers*, Thunderbird, MS Office 2015, Kindle, Evernote...)

As for my dev environment, out of the top of my head :

- x-code
- ruby on rails
- apache
- sublime text
- coda
- dash
- codekit
- mySQL and MaxDB
- A couple of clients for work-related dev

So basically I do a LOT of writing in a basic text editor, bash, and a lot of reading. Nothing the rMB can't handle.

* I use FF for browsing, and the rest is for testing. But the new Force Touch thing may just be the thing that gets me to use Safari more.

Edit : oh, and Win10 in bootcamp.
 

Pootan

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Parallels
Win 7
Visual studio 2013
Xcode
Eclipse
Unity
Dwarf fortress
 

PDFierro

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I plan to do that too (although I only have DVDs to rip).
I'm going to have to cut down on that. Going from a 1TB SSD on my rMBP to a 512GB in the rMB will make me really think about how I use my free space. I actually have a huge iTunes library and prefer that method for my movie collection, but I started ripping Blu-rays for movies that are not available on iTunes. And then I got hooked.
 

CarreraGuy

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I'll be happy if it plays nice with these:
  • MySQL
  • Python/Django
  • Ember.js/Node.js
  • Eclipse
  • Xcode
  • Charles
  • VirtualBox
  • Safari,Chrome,Firefox
  • Pages
  • WoW and D3
  • VLC
 

bibyfok

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I'll be happy if it plays nice with these:
  • MySQL
  • Python/Django
  • Ember.js/Node.js
  • Eclipse
  • Xcode
  • Charles
  • VirtualBox
  • Safari,Chrome,Firefox
  • Pages
  • WoW and D3
  • VLC
WoW & D3 i think you should not count on that, especially WoW as it is very CPU dependant.
 

MagicBoy

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WoW & D3 i think you should not count on that, especially WoW as it is very CPU dependant.
My colleague plays WoW just fine on a 2010 15" MacBook Pro and the CPU benchmarks are in the same ballpark...

What's with all the critisism based on a spec sheet of a laptop that no-one has any actual hands-on experience of?
 

bibyfok

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My colleague plays WoW just fine on a 2010 15" MacBook Pro and the CPU benchmarks are in the same ballpark...

What's with all the critisism based on a spec sheet of a laptop that no-one has any actual hands-on experience of?
Chill out, if you check the post I made few hours ago, I was specifically talking on how the processor is capable.
However, by experience, I know that WoW will be really hard to play on a CPU that will not be able to stay on turbo boost, as its a game that is EXTREMELY CPU hungry (Each played and NPC has to be processed by the CPU. Every move). Yes he is playing fine on his 2010 MBP but he is not throttled by the TDP, the MacBook 12 will be.
 

Jobsian

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Safari
Garageband
Word
Keynote
Powerpoint
Handbrake
Parallels
iTunes
Witcher 3 (max)
 

newellj

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Likely suspects:

  • MS Office
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Evernote
  • Things
  • Fantastical
  • Duet
  • 12C Financial Calculator
  • Dropbox
  • Citrix Receiver
  • iStat Menus
  • Docktime
  • Adaware Medic
 

fisherking

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McAfee
MS Office w/ Clippy
Norton Studio
Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures
HP ePrint
Snapfish
Oregon Trail
Bing Bar
is that realistic? since we already know the new mb is underpowered. at least you can plug your usb floppy drive in to install those apps (with an adapter) :cool:
 

Pootan

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Chill out, if you check the post I made few hours ago, I was specifically talking on how the processor is capable.
However, by experience, I know that WoW will be really hard to play on a CPU that will not be able to stay on turbo boost, as its a game that is EXTREMELY CPU hungry (Each played and NPC has to be processed by the CPU. Every move). Yes he is playing fine on his 2010 MBP but he is not throttled by the TDP, the MacBook 12 will be.
I have a hp mini 311 with atom n270 that runs wow at 30 fps, so I think the mb may be okay, but who knows.
 

eifer

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I'll probably just install these:

DropBox
Skype
VLC
FileZilla

It's basically just going to be used for web browsing and watch video. I'll use it for some languard learning as well, but that's through safari & skype.
 

AustinIllini

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My colleague plays WoW just fine on a 2010 15" MacBook Pro and the CPU benchmarks are in the same ballpark...

What's with all the critisism based on a spec sheet of a laptop that no-one has any actual hands-on experience of?
If you went to the Apple Store and told people you wanted to do the things you listed, the Genius would be like "Oh! You need a Macbook Pro". I highly doubt that will be the case. I think the MB will be more than fine for the time being.

McAfee
MS Office w/ Clippy
Norton Studio
Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures
HP ePrint
Snapfish
Oregon Trail
Bing Bar
You forgot this one
 

scottyy

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Mar 24, 2015
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Illustrator CC

Maybe dreamweaver and FileZilla if I need to edit my site away from the office.
 

scottyy

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That's it?
Probably. I own a sign shop and will use it when I am away from the office. I only will be using it to put together a quick demo of what the sign can look like and or make quick edits on the fly of already created content.

The rest of the time I would be answering emails and sending invoices via quick books online if I am not using the air 2.