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Level 44: Clearly Talented
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Registered: ‎18-09-2012

Cheap(Ish) mac?

Hello all its come to my attention Ill have to join the dark side of computing in order to finish my application.

I'm not after the best of the best by any means. Just need something capable of running osx mountain lion and Xcode. Post 2008 by the looks of things.

Anyone know a good place to buy a cheap or 2nd hand mac?

I'm not really too interested in a laptop if I'm honest. Unless someone can convince me why they're better than the desktop versions haha.

The mac pros seem to be my best bet but I'm struggling to find anySmiley Sad

Unfortunately my virtualisation days are over due to having a AMD pc I cannot run the latest osx needed for XcodeSmiley Sad
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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

Always been a pc man myself Smiley Happy

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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

Your not the only one but reached a time where I have too Smiley Sad
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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

CEX ?
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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

sad times Smiley Sad

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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

Very good point I hadn't thought of themSmiley Happy ill have a look.

As pcs go mines incredibly powerful yet apple yet again broke the osx so it can no longer be cracked to work on a amd pcSmiley Sad so when needs must. I even stuck an apple sticker on my case to make it legal Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

The cheek of 'em, eh? !!!!
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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

There I was just about to strongly suggest you use a real-man's coding interface: vi but then I read that you need Xcode to sign iPhone apps. So brings me to two quite possible suggestions: do what everyone else did for decades and still do by not bothering with Apple users or buy a Mac mini: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5768438/xcode-alternative

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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

Apple has some refurbished ones in their store, not much cheaper tho...

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Re: Cheap(Ish) mac?

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Quite the locked down world they have isnt it.

 

Looking around the cheapest i can get a mac pro for is £700 (with about as much power as a wasp). I am impressed at the prices for 2-5 year old hardware though Smiley Sad

 

I guess ill just have to suck it up and get a mini or investigate how much getting some other poor sod to do it for me haha.

 

Unfortunatly until apple lose more market share its not a platform I can afford to overlook.

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