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

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  1. iRun26.2, Mar 29, 2015
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    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. iRun26.2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I plan to do that too (although I only have DVDs to rip).
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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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. ;)
     
  5. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. imoxja macrumors newbie

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    Final Cut Pro X, VMware Fusion, Xcode, and other random stuff.
     
  7. Pootan macrumors member

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    Parallels
    Win 7
    Visual studio 2013
    Xcode
    Eclipse
    Unity
    Dwarf fortress
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  9. CarreraGuy macrumors regular

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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
     
  10. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    WoW & D3 i think you should not count on that, especially WoW as it is very CPU dependant.
     
  11. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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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?
     
  12. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  13. Jobsian macrumors 6502a

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    Safari
    Garageband
    Word
    Keynote
    Powerpoint
    Handbrake
    Parallels
    iTunes
    Witcher 3 (max)
     
  14. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    McAfee
    MS Office w/ Clippy
    Norton Studio
    Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures
    HP ePrint
    Snapfish
    Oregon Trail
    Bing Bar
     
  15. paulopadopa macrumors regular

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    I like you.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 603

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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
     
  17. Nee412 macrumors 6502

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    Almost definitely:
    MS Office
    Photoshop
    Dropbox

    I'm sure I'll install more than that though.
     
  18. fisherking macrumors 603

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    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:
     
  19. Pootan macrumors member

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    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.
     
  20. Traverse macrumors 604

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    MS Office
    Chrome (instead of Flash)
    Scrivener
    Pages '09
    Notability
    MS OneNote
    Skype
    Moom
    Caffeine
    Better Touch Tool
    Dropbox
    OneDrive
    Reeder

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    And here I thought Safari came preinstalled! :cool:
     
  21. eifer macrumors regular

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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.
     
  22. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    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.

    You forgot this one
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  23. scottyy macrumors member

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    Illustrator CC

    Maybe dreamweaver and FileZilla if I need to edit my site away from the office.
     
  24. iRun26.2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's it?
     
  25. scottyy macrumors member

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    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.
     

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