[Pauldotcom] mac vs pc (non-fanboy answers)
chris.blazek at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 22:40:03 UTC 2010
Has anybody tried hackintosh? You could load that up in a vm and play
with snow/leopard if you didn't want to commit spending money on a mac.
I've never installed it, but looks like an option for pc users.
On Apr 16, 2010, at 4:14 AM, Robin Wood <robin at digininja.org> wrote:
> On 16 April 2010 01:55, Jason Wood <tadaka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I like my mac because it's got a *nix shell underneath the hood, so
>> it makes
>> a great admin platform. It's also a good place to write/test
>> scripts and
>> then deploy them to a server with little modification.
> The problem I see is that it isn't *nix underneath it is BSD and I've
> seen some tools that work on Linux but don't mention BSD. I'm just a
> bit worried that I'll end up spending most of my time in a Linux VPN
> to get the tools. I can't think of anything specific so I suppose that
> is another question, are there any killer apps that don't work on the
> Mac that do work under Linux.
> How is wireless support for things like packet injection with aircrack
> and master mode for creating APs?
>> Besides every time I spec out a PC laptop with the video card and
>> stuff I want, it costs nearly as much. I bought a cheaper laptop
>> once and
>> hated it for the 3-4 years that I used it. When you use something
>> all day a
>> cheap feeling keyboard, clunky mouse pad and mediocre durability
>> becomes an
>> annoyance real fast.
>> Not sure if that would really justify it for anyone else.
>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Robin Wood <robin at digininja.org>
>>> I've been looking at getting a new laptop for a while and I'm trying
>>> to compare a PC and a Mac. I know that a lot of security people are
>>> moving to Macs and I'd like to know why. For half the price, or
>>> I can get an high spec PC so why are people moving? Is it OSX, is it
>>> availability of tools, hardware quality or what?
>>> I'm particularly looking at the Macbook Pros, probably the 15".
>>> I know this will probably start a fanboy fight but I've got to ask.
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