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comment Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
Thanks for the comprehensive answer. I need to think about that XCode use case, and I think that will make the decision for me between this MacBook and a Mini.
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comment Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
Thanks for the comment - I don't think this is an aluminum and I see that is kind of the cutoff for ML.
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comment Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
All of these were great answers - thanks. I think the main point I got was that this laptop would be fine for 3 out of the 4 use cases I have (4th being XCode). For the 4th, because of likely incompatibilities running future versions of Mac OS, I would likely be more future-proof buying a Mini.
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comment Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
Now I see according to buyersguide.macrumors.com I should wait to look into buying a Mac Mini anyway because the new ones are about to come out and prices may drop...
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comment Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
Thanks - when you say useful, do you mean for XCode? And 4 years old last year was '07...from what I've read the pre-08 Macs were not user-upgradeable.
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revised Request for Comment - late 2008 MacBook as starter Mac
Retitled my question to better reflect what I'm asking.
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