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Cusinger
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Virtual Mac - MacinCloud

Post by Cusinger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:13 am

Just to share my experience using a virtual mac (in my case MacinCloud): Don't do it. I messed around with it for 2 weeks, doing work-arounds because the return and backspace buttons don't work in Livecode... the screen layout was always off :cry: ... and at the end of this, I discovered that hidden characters were being added in the IOS upload process that made it fail.

I was able to upload one stack - but as soon as I changed the version numbers, it inserted hidden characters and uploads failed.

Sadly disappointed. I'm buying a cheap Mac (if it exists).

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Re: Virtual Mac - MacinCloud

Post by bogs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:39 am

Well, there is virtual like your talking about, and then there is virtual that doesn't do all that stuff to you heh. But yah, before I shelled out 20. a month on a cloud system like that, I'd have gotten a 2nd hander I could upgrade to what I needed it to be. I'm sure there are (more than) a few out there.
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Re: Virtual Mac - MacinCloud

Post by richmond62 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:41 am

If you are "really desperate" to use a Macintosh but cannot stump
up the vast amounts of money needed to actually own a new one
there ARE a number of alternatives of varying levels of legality:

1. Buy a second-hand Mac and max it up to the most recent version of
macOS it will run.

I have a number (well, 4) of Polycarbonate iMacs I bought for a range
of prices ($100 - $240) running 10.7.5. Apparently you can "fudge"
them up to Mac OS 10.11: but I have tried that and got nowhere.

2. Run macOS inside a VMWare container. I ran Mac OS 10.6 in one
of those until I had the chance to buy the old iMacs.

3. Hackintosh.

If I had vast amounts of money I don't think I would bother to buy
a new Macintosh as I don't think the difference in price between one
and a high-end PC (that would be about 40% of a Mac) is justifiable.

I will always run either Linux or UNIX on a PC because I don't like
Windows: mainly because Windows seems extremely resource-hungry
and, like Macintosh, it imposes Microsoft's vision of how you should
conduct your business on you.

I have just had a look at various online "Mac" offerings and think that they are
"half-cock jobs", as well as wondering who might be having a peek at my code
while I was programming.

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Re: Virtual Mac - MacinCloud

Post by bogs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:33 pm

Yup, if I wanted to have a mac for dev purposes, those are the ways I would go about it.
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