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Comment Re: I hope Apple knows (Score 1) 175

Yep, I've seen one or two 64GB laptops, but they are beasts, and I'd question the quality and reliability of the hardware.  I don't think it's unreasonable to expect 32GB as an option - certainly relatively few people will require it, maybe more *want* it....  We've had 16GB in laptops for several years now.
As mentioned in my initial post, I've got more than enough hardware capable of handling this at home, but hopping on a plane a couple of times a week leaves me really wanting a nice reliable, light-weight, powerful laptop to be able to develop my software in a similar environment.

Comment Re: I hope Apple knows (Score 1) 175

I agree; most desktop users need 8GB.  This is supposed to be a "Pro" device though... I run at least two VMs at all times on my current MBP, even though I'm heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem (two 16GB Mac Minis, two iMacs), it's not looking like my next laptop will be from Apple unless they introduce a 32GB (at least) model in the next six months, will probably opt for a custom Linux laptop capable of at least 32GB and run OS X on one of my VMs.

Comment Re:Time to sell my Apple stock... (Score 1) 337

Actually, plenty.  if, like me, you run your VMs on SSDs over the Thunderbolt ports - which is just fine for performance as the two VMs I typically run are for developing applications running against systems with a *lot* of logging and network activity.  My SSD is 512GB, but the real limitation here is that the new devices still, unfathomably, max out at 16GB.  I've been invested in Mac HW/SW for several years now, but unless Apple announce a 32GB model within the next six months to a year, then my next laptop will not be an Apple.

Comment Programming on the C64 hardware (Score 2) 75

When I was programming commercial games on the C64 I eventually used a cross-development system, which was a piece of hardware attached to some cruddy PC clone, an Apricot iirc... Basically it used an interface card to the target computer (I also occasionally did Spectrum and Amstrad CPC/Schneider stuff, but mostly C64). It was horribly expensive, about £2000, and that was before purchasing a HDD... Would be interested to see if this show features that development system, but I'm highly unlikely to watch it, I still haven't watched Silicon Valley or Mr. Robot yet...

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