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Interested in OS X/iOS Development, algorithmic, and competitive programming.


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comment Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)
Absolutely. I'm glad this solves your question.
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comment Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)
Lastly, the quad-core CPU does offer more cores for you to scale, or for you to test your application on more than just a few cores, see if your app can be threaded well. You should also notice that by going with a model without discrete graphics, the integrated graphics will take some memory away, more than what a model with discrete will(it still will, but less as you will switch to discrete when running VM.) I've ran a bunch of VMs on my home/school server. I'm more bounded by RAM always. But for development work, I would consider the 15" to more suitable.
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comment Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)
Also, you're not specific about how many VMs there will be, obviously the ideal situation will be 1 to 1, one virtual core to a physical core/thread. That would offer the best performance. I once ran 8 VMs at the same time, all doing intensive I/O on an external drive. The performance is quite limited by the amount of RAM, and the CPU seems fine. I'm using a 1st generation 15" Retina MacBook Pro but with 8 GB of memory.
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comment Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)
The dual core i7 can do virtualization just fine. In a development environment, your not going to get a lot of queries on both your IIS and SQL Server. You're looking at near instant performance there. What you should be concerned about is what takes time, for example, compiling and indexing symbol in Visual Studio. Is your project going to be so big that dual core would take too much time to compile?
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answered Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)
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comment Tunnel all traffic over HTTP
I don't think it's possible. But I would setup server-side terminal web app. So you can have terminal access to all of your servers, at least.
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comment How can I use Audio Midi Setup utility to create a multi-output device with multiple AirPlay speakers?
I think airfoil can do this. But that would be using a third-party app.
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comment Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour
Well, if it does stop to respond. You have no choice but to do it all over again it seems. Although use Dusk Utility to check for disk failure, for both source and destination, and put the log window up front when installing do you can see logs if something does happen again. (Remember to choose "Show All Log" and not just errors.)
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comment Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour
I should ask this first. You're booting from the USB drive or the hard drive in your MacBook? Now that I read more carefully, you're still in OS X, correct? You can check Console.app and see if the installer that should copy files to your SSD is spitting out messages. And if you're booting from the installer, there's a Log menu item.(command + L)
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comment Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows
I take it that you know option+click does return it to the previous behavior. But yes, this should be an option for the user.
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comment Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour
Check the log! It's your friend.
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comment if both data and wi-fi are enabled, will iPhone use both?
This might not be entirely correct. In iOS 7, a new feature called Multipath TCP Is introduced. (support.apple.com/kb/HT5977) This might be an exception to the above rule. I personally have not seen this behavior though.
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