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    Hi everyone. Second post here, First post about lappys can be found here: http://www.appletalk.com.au/forums/index.p...ct=ST&f=3&t=592 (it may be relevant)

    and I'm a bit of a mac noob.

    Actually I am a complete mac noob!

    Anyways more to the point. I am currently looking at getting a laptop. Normally I would go straight for a PC based one. But I really like the size and look of the mac 12" lappy's. And added to the fact that OSX is based around unix, I think I should be sweet for what I want to do. Also having another type of architecture to play around with would be fun. Already got a windows box, and a linux server. A mac would be new ground to play on.

    I want it for uni. I am doing a computer science course. Which means lots of programming and messing around. Most of it is done on unix machines.

    So my question is this. Who here programs on a mac? Are there any good IDE's available? I know I could use gcc, but is there anything along the lines of MS's IDE's?
    garethtownsend.info

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    Apple provides a wide range of developer tools for free with a new Mac or for download. You should look in to Xcode on Apples website. The only programming I do on my Mac is Perl and Javascript nothing special. Apple also have their own scripting language which can do an awful lot on a Mac.
    2.5 GHz 15" MacBook Pro, 27" iMac, G4 Cube, 2 x Colour Classic, 840AV, iPhone, iPad

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    http://developer.apple.com will be your bible for the next 3 years :P

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    Thanks for the link. I am checking it out right now.
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