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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

Hey guys,

I recently posted here how I might get into computer science and the responses were very helpful, now I was wondering what kind of hardware and other resources I might need in order to make the most of my education in the field.

Basically what do I need computer wise? I know hardware pretty well but I am not sure whether the things I will be doing will lean towards being RAM intensive or need more threads etc.

I can build a powerful PC if needed but will avoid if something as basic as an up-to-date laptop will suffice. Any suggestions/opinions appreciated.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Most, if not all, modern machines will do fine. Multicore, 4gb+ RAM, and a decent hard drive are fine.
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

Oh, I forgot to include which Operating System is best? I have use Windows for as long as I have known computers, but I have heard that a "Hackintosh" or Linux RedHat or Ubuntu are all good for the task. I do understand that each has their advantages/disadvantages and some are better for writing certain applications or programs but I was wondering what the best all-rounder would be?

Also is there any one compiler that can be purchased/used for pretty much any language? or does each have it's own? :3

(Sorry about the double post, I hate it when I see it but I am unable to use the "edit" button until I hit 16 posts)
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

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I do understand that each has their advantages/disadvantages and some are better for writing certain applications or programs but I was wondering what the best all-rounder would be?

Then you don't know the first part of your statement and will try to incite a fanboi war.

With the advent of VM (virtual machines) you can have any number of operating systems, and (for the most part) any type.


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Also is there any one compiler that can be purchased/used for pretty much any language?

No.. there is not one master compiler.

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or does each have it's own? :3

A compiler doesn't go to a language for a language can have multiple IDE and compilers that use the language.
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