Right now I have a Dell inspiron 15 3521 with a 3rd gen i3, 12gb ram, 256gb ssd.
Everything works fine here except I can’t upgrade that cpu and it’s starting to slow down my development process plus the battery is awful.
I mostly do my development in Ubuntu (Elementary OS freya) but I am wondering how well will windows work if I do develop mainly in a windows environment since I would be spending around 1.7k on the computer.
Have to agree with the above. If money wasn’t an object, I’d think about a Macbook Pro. Otherwise, you can get an i7 with great specs and run Ubuntu for under a grand easy. Also, could be me but there is some weird comfort about running the same OS locally as you do on 95% of your servers.
If you want to use windows, just use WebStorm for your IDE. All of a sudden, all the annoyances/inefficiencies of running Meteor on windows are gone, and you can focus 100% on development (and it works fine). Our work PC’s are windows, and even on the older/slower ones, Meteor/WebStorm with our full large project run at least 100% faster than Visual Studio on a brand new project.
ConEmu - https://conemu.github.io/
First you hate when you swap Mac to Windows is terminal. Windows.Teminal.Sucks.
That thing replaces regular one with much better one. Even better than standart Mac terminal…
Linux superpower are things like apt-get, and various handy pre-installs like SSH.
On Windows you have to setup everything your own. And not always successful…
Meteor likes to install itself into weird hidden user folders.
You just cannot(could not? idk for now) install it into different directory or HDD without overhead.
So far, regardless of what many ppl here say.
I had no troubles with any of 3 Windows computers I used to work with.
I’ve bought a Dell Chromebook 13 (8GB ram, 32GB SSD - replaced SSD) Could not be more happy. Put Chromium OS on it, runs really quick. No privacy-issues like with Win 10, no M$ tax, no strange keyboard shortcuts like OS X
No; Chromium is a really smooth linux distro for chromebooks. That’s what I installed on it, and now it is just a full-blown linux-laptop.
I’m not to much of a OS-hacker (as in: totally not) but installation was really easy. I am very happy with it!
I got a surface book recently and windows 10 + the linux subsystem is awesome. Just follow this guide to get it up and running:
I’ve since decided to port my app away from meteor but have been doing development in node/express/react without any issues using bash in windows 10. I imagine meteor would be the same as long as you’re using the linux installer.
You do NOT need a Mac to develop in Meteor. I’m a Libertarian on this, like most other things, if you want someone who has considered the nuance, it’s me. I think if you really like that laptop, then get it, it’ll work just fine.
I develop on Mac at work, my gaming rig, Windows 10 at home (I have both native and the new Ubuntu libs all working great with Meteor 1.4.x), and we deploy on Centos on AWS. I am lead dev for Inrix Analytics UI, and I am the reason we use Meteor and its ability to be agnostic was a primary variable in that decision. Get whatever hardware you want and think is cool.