Apple Student Developer connection

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  1. rightdownupleft

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    So I here about this developer connection through apple where a student pays $99.99 and he/she gets a hardware discount. I was going to purchase this happy shit if it were worth it...Does anyone know what the cost of a MacBook Pro would be?!?

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    You get a $100 discount just for being a student, and also a free iPod. But I've never heard of this.
     
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    Looks like the discount is 20%. Not a bad idea for a MBP.
     
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    If only it were worth its sticker price, though.

    I could buy a sick Lenovo for as much as a MBP costs, and I'd be able to run 95% of the software on the market.
     
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    But you suck, so you don't need *nix. What computer you use doesn't matter.
     
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    I can run *nix on the Lenovo, too. What I can't run on the Lenovo is OSX, but then I'm not really missing much.
     
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    ^^ to each his own. IMO my MBP has been the best and outright most stable developer machine i've owned.


    To the thread starter: rumor has it that newer MBP models and being released later this year. Might want to hold out.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    What are you developing, though?
     
  11. samm

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    the student developer discount is a one time deal, so use it wisely.
     
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    50% of my time goes into developing win32 apps under vmware (it's fast as shit) with sql server (various versions). Mostly .net. Not on the win32 side I do Cocoa apps, ruby, iphone, mysql, c/c++
     
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    So...you're not really running OSX. It's just the host machine for the VMs that you're running Windows on, and doing most of your work in.
     
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    Not really running OS X? He's using OS X to do all his desktop stuff, and windows when he has to develop on Windows, which is only half the time.
     
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    You know there is a MAC forum on this site... You might have some better luck over there... ;)
     
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    Yeah, you could compare desktops and take turns fantasy rimming Steve Jobs.
     
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    I'd rather it be there, then clog up this forum with MAC shit.
     
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    This forum isn't a PC forum. Its the computing forum. The mac forum sucks, so any actual questions not about blowing Steve have to go here.
     
  19. SLED

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    so you didn't really comprehend my post
     

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