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Computer requirements?

asherman13asherman13 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
Does anybody know if any of the UC (specifically Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Davis) engineering schools/departments require a specific computer or type of computer? I was going to buy a nice MacBook Pro, but my parents just asked if I might need a PC (I hope not...) and so I thought I'd check here.

Thanks!
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Replies to: Computer requirements?

  • BenedictChanBenedictChan Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    I you're electrical engineering and you need to take computer science, then yes, you do need a PC so that you can run a compiler. I don't think there's any compilers on osx that i know of.

    Never mind, on second thought, there are a few out there.
  • asherman13asherman13 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Thanks for the info!
  • The MaverickThe Maverick Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    For the love of God... don't get a mac. PC FTW
  • YenYen Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    Any will do with decent specs. Even if you don't bring one, they have labs with PCs/Macs/Linux boxes set up around campus that even provide a programming IDE to work with.

    OSX obviously will have a compiler -- c'mon, it's based off bsd.
    For the love of God... don't get a mac. PC FTW
    I'm not speaking as a mac buff, i've been programming/developing on a PC for many years now. However, it may be possible that Mac's new intel based architecture systems will let users run os-x and windows. Mac may be "ftw" afterall.
  • klp141klp141 Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    "I don't think there's any compilers on osx that i know of."

    w.t.f?

    Your mac should be fine.
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