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That's one of those things that are very relative.
W∴ Balboos wrote:
sentience isn't all it's cracked up to be
Yes, the last thing you lose here is the ability to fee. Some people even like to suffer so much that they get angry at everyone who is not a masochist.
Still, the word 'sentience' really is usually used wrong. Look it up and you will see. I guess it's one of the advantages when not using your native language: you sometimes look things up and get surprised.
Daum PotPlayer[^] is the best freeware alternative to the classic Groove Music for Windows 10. Since Groove has the number of bugs that makes it not so much convenient to use it, amount all other alternatives, the Daum PotPlayer 32/64-bit, supporting hardware acceleration, multiple codecs available for download, *IS* apparently the *BEST alternative at this time.
Yes it's true, the following player supports various principally new multimedia formats such as mp4 format as well as a bunch of proprietary video formats currently supported by many multimedia devices.
I am so, so fed up with having to reboot the machine every single time I unplug it, or resume from sleep or hibernate
Unless you actually boot up with the external screen plugged in you will not have a screen that works. I've tried literally dozens of dongles, adapters, docks. I've tried plugging in using a screen's DVI, VGA, HDMI, and Display port option.
I'm even tried Apple's own (and old) Thunderbolt display.
I've tried 5K screens, 4K screens. crappy old 19" LCDs.
There's zero hotswap support for displays from Macbooks with USB C when you run bootcamp.
I would love to do that. I tried running Parallels and I found that there was too much of a performance cost. Are you running Visual Studio? Any comparisons of compile time between the two?
Having access to stuff like Handoff would be great. I briefly flirted with the idea of rewriting our entire 10 years worth of code in .NET Core so I could run Visual Studio for Mac but...sanity and basic economics prevailed. Not to mention that .NET Core isn't prime time ready yet.
I am running W10 on a 2.5 year old MBP, Fusion, Thunderbolt (1.0) attached SSD and I think performance is good.
No compile times to share though, mostly doing Outlook/Excel add ins so small stuff. I have run with projector attached but no second display. VS 2015 only, have not loaded 2017.
Have run W7 and W10 via USB 3.0 and it is OK but no VS, only some program testing.
Arguing with a woman is like reading the Software License Agreement. In the end, you ignore everything and click "I agree".
Hi, yes I'm on VS2015 and it works fine inside Fusion, faster than Xcode for sure.
Bootcamp is preferred when you're into video editing and games etc, but for a developer I think Fusion is swell.
I also have lots of legacy code, mostly C++/MFC and it can be nerve-racking to compile those old projects when perhaps 50 Windows updates has discombobulated my Visual Studio 2010 into smithereens.
Solution: your Windows VM inside Fusion is just a folder, back it up often, that way you can time travel back to 2010 if needed.
To further keep my sanity intact I switched to Qt a few years ago, but that's another story
As far as I'm concerned, believing that it's the most suitable to install and use VMWare Fusion/Workstation virtual machine that allows to boot a guest VM's OS from the physical partition on your Mac's HDD:
<a href="https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion.html">Fusion | Running Windows On Mac Virtual Machine | VMware</a>[<a href="https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion.html" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]
In practice I've seen VMs to be slow and cumbersome when it comes to CPU or GPU intensive tasks.
[Aside: Arthur - it seems you have the "reat my content as plain text, not as HTML " checkbox checked whenever you post messages. You may want to consider unchecking it if you want to include live hyperlinks and emoticons]
Thanks for your interest to my reply. As for VM's usage, to avoid system to slow down and cumbersomeness it's recommended to use powerful hi-end iMac PCs. As far as I know, the currently up-to-date latest iMac PCs are based on such high performance hardware as Intel Xeon E5 processors, ultra-speed DDR4-3200 RAM, hi-end models of AMD Radeon GPUs, fast SSD HDDs with a high capacity, etc. The using of VM's as a software-level solution provides a flexibility solution to the problem you've just previously introduced. Since, then, for example, you'll no longer need to try out different displays and other legacy hardware, etc.
In advance, I'll keep that in mind not to use "Treat my content as plain text, not as HTML" option. By the way, previously this option had a slightly different behavior.
Because I travel a lot I'm limited to laptops, and it's always a trade off between power and weight. I figured the latest MacBook Pro would be a good upgrade from my 3 year old MacBook Air but I'm wishing I'd kept the Air.
In the end the Pro is only about 5-10% faster than the Air for tasks such as compiling. It's a little disappointing.
As far as I know, the currently up-to-date latest iMac PCs are based on such high performance hardware as Intel Xeon E5 processors, ultra-speed DDR4-3200 RAM, hi-end models of AMD Radeon GPUs, fast SSD HDDs with a high capacity, etc. The using of VM's as a software-level solution provides a flexibility solution to the problem you've just previously introduced. Since, then, for example, you'll no longer need to try out different displays and other legacy hardware, etc. Smile |
As I have already explained, just for your interest, there're Apple iMac laptops built based on similar performance hi-end components as well as the desktop PC such as iMac Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro is a rather good alternative that would exactly satisfy your needs in a perfect PC that would allow to setup and use the either Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows by using Bootcamp or VMware Fusion VMs, or whatsoever.