Windows development on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mcfly2, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. mcfly2 macrumors member

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    I plan on installing a 2nd hard drive on my Macbook Pro 15" i7 (via Optibay), installing Windows 7 via bootcamp on the 2nd drive, and doing Windows ASP.NET development with Visual Studio and IIS. Has anyone had any luck, good or bad, doing this?
     
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  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    That will certainly work. And the speed is more than adequate. A couple of issues I found though: Windows will cut the battery life in half, and the keyboard is a pain to use for development in Windows.

    I'm in the same position as you. I just went and bought an i3 laptop to use for my Windows development instead.
     
  4. mcfly2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, good point, I hadn't thought about the keyboard. I suppose an external keyboard doesn't help either?

    I also plan on running 3 monitors: the built-in display, an external monitor off the DisplayPort, and a 2nd external monitor off of this USB DVI adapter:
    http://www.amazon.com/IOGear-Extern...1_12?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285279466&sr=8-12

    I haven't tried any of this yet, but my Optibay is supposed to arrive today.
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    One of the newer Apple keyboards wouldn't be any help, no. A full-size wired one would be better (not perfect, but close). Hooking a PC keyboard to the machine would be ideal (and as far as I know, would remove the issue).
     

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