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    I'm currently buying a laptop, both for personal reasons but also because I saw this on the Cambridge uni website (which is my first choice):

    "Therefore it may be useful to have a personal laptop. A basic laptop is sufficient since substantial computation can always be performed on University machines."

    However, I cannot find any information about the OS used for the degree. Will buying an OS X device versus Windows advantage/disadvantage me in any way? Also, a bit off-topic, but which do you (Current students) prefer?
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    (Original post by penguinsarefunny)
    I'm currently buying a laptop, both for personal reasons but also because I saw this on the Cambridge uni website (which is my first choice):

    "Therefore it may be useful to have a personal laptop. A basic laptop is sufficient since substantial computation can always be performed on University machines."

    However, I cannot find any information about the OS used for the degree. Will buying an OS X device versus Windows advantage/disadvantage me in any way? Also, a bit off-topic, but which do you (Current students) prefer?
    I'm somewhat undecided (also an offer holder). I think I'll go for a MacBook, dual boot Windows, and virtual machine Linux. Alternatively, I might get a decent Windows desktop, and a cheap Linux laptop (or something else entirely).
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    (Original post by penguinsarefunny)
    I'm currently buying a laptop, both for personal reasons but also because I saw this on the Cambridge uni website (which is my first choice):

    "Therefore it may be useful to have a personal laptop. A basic laptop is sufficient since substantial computation can always be performed on University machines."

    However, I cannot find any information about the OS used for the degree. Will buying an OS X device versus Windows advantage/disadvantage me in any way? Also, a bit off-topic, but which do you (Current students) prefer?
    Your personal laptop OS is not really relevant.

    And on a sample size of one, Jake Wright used a Mac (mostly)...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vz8gOKCCeU
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    I'm somewhat undecided (also an offer holder). I think I'll go for a MacBook, dual boot Windows, and virtual machine Linux. Alternatively, I might get a decent Windows desktop, and a cheap Linux laptop (or something else entirely).
    Just to play devil's advocate, it is possible to triple boot newer macbook's with little to no difficulty

    Outside of that, I may not have done it at Cambridge, but CompSci degrees have a tendency to be not reliant on one OS or another.
 
 
 
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