Apple and dual monitors

Lonnie Olson lists at
Mon Feb 13 11:39:08 MST 2012

2012/2/13 Jason Hall <jayce at>:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Tod Hansmann < at> wrote:
>> Tell them no.  There's no business case for spending 2-3x as much on the
>> hardware to run most likely the same software (or very, very similar).
>> None.  Let me emphasize that: "no business case."  If your devs prefer
>> working on a Mac, ok, more power to them and their own budgets.  If they
>> can't be productive on another platform with the same tools, they are
>> not developers, and are not worth your time (or the gobs of money
>> they're costing).
> Now, I love to play with machines, and *can* be productive even on
> cheap hardware. But I didn't spend years driving a beater car because
> I liked it, it was because I wanted to save up for something I liked.
> Then I moved up.

Agreed.  Any PC that is 1/2 or 1/3 the price of a Mac, is going to be
sub-par for developers, and will impact the productivity of the
developer.  Don't skimp on your developer's machines.

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