Started by bobberdude, 2007-02-02T14:18:34-06:00 (Friday)
QuoteQ-Bit wrote:For purposes of the CS curriculum, it is highly recommended that you stick with a Windows machine, leaving explorations into the Mac and/or Linux worlds as a side-project.
Quoteamphoterous wrote:If you don't feel like living in the Engineering building labs using MSVS: get a windows machine.
QuoteWell, except for the fact that you can run VMs or use Apple's bootcamp to dual boot your machine. So, there is no reason to buy a machine that comes with Windows.
QuoteI know very little (next to nothing) about computers!
QuoteAlso, I've been using a non-Windows machine for years. I made it through CS...
QuotePLUS! Windows is only used in a few courses. Most courses required a Unix-like system or worked without trouble on Unix-like machines.
QuoteQ-bit wrote:And this to me just seems untrue; look at the required programming-intensive courses in the CS curriculum:CS140 - WindowsCS150 - WindowsCS240 - WindowsCS275 - WindowsCS312 - Windows, Linux (though not in my experience... )CS321 - WindowsCS330 - Windows, Linux (though not in my experience... )CS340 - Windows, Linux (for submission purposes only... )CS414 - Windows, Linux
QuoteHowever, I do not like people feeding other people misleading info about what's needed for a CS program. You always seemed to stick with professors that were using Windows in their courses, and that's fine, but plenty of the professors for the very same courses emphasize the use of Linux.
QuoteFurther, most of the courses don't require a professor to emphasize the use of any OS, because the C++ code can be made platform-independent (a skill everyone should learn anyway).
QuoteThanks for all the feed back,but I still have questions!I was told to "build whatever I want"!The problem is I don't know what I want!I need specs.alsoI thought that there were lots of problems working on Macs??
QuoteJust because you felt like you had to use Windows doesn't mean the rest of us had to use it. Telling someone that most of the classes require Windows is a misrepresentation of the curriculum.
QuoteYou always seemed to stick with professors that were using Windows in their courses
QuoteHowever, I do not like people feeding other people misleading info about what's needed for a CS program.
Quoteenhances your knowledge instead of making your focus narrow
Quotefollowing Apple's bootcamp wizards and Parallels Desktop wizards are a piece of cake