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Old 09-16-2012, 08:24 PM
ksqrd ksqrd is offline
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Coding using a MacBook Air

I have an F10 on order that is now about 10 days away that I definitely want to code. Only problem is my laptop is a 2011 MAcBook Air, with flash memory and therefore limited storage, as well as no Ethernet port. No flaming, please, as it's a great laptop for everything I need (until this rather unconventional use). I am a technophile so not afraid of the learning curve.

I'm wondering if others have coded using this setup. I realize I need to use Parallels or VMWare and then install XP, but I also wonder if I can install the files on an external (eg, USB) drive and also whether the Apple USB to ENet cable works for this. I'm a little wary, as by the time I buy the virtualization software, XP, USB/ENet cable and Coding cable, I will have spent a bunch. Before I consider that, I'd love to hear some feedback.

Otherwise if someone can point me to a coding solution in the Miami area, that would also be welcome so I can assess my options. Thanks in advance!
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