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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Good laptop for GR/USRP

From: Chris Albertson
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Good laptop for GR/USRP
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:35:30 -0700 (PDT)

One you may not have considered is Apple's Macbook Pro.
You can keep Mac OS X or dual boot to Linux.

USB performance is good but the MBP also has Firewire
so you can attach a huge RAID if you want and get quite
a lot of disk bandwidth without taking any from USB.

Mac OS X has some interesting features that allow use
of the graphics processor for computational taskes.
The core image dev kits makes this mostly painless
but of course this is not portable to other OSes.

Mac OS is really just BSD UNIX and the Mac's kernel
is open source.  Because you are buying the OS and
the hardware from one company you can be sure you
are getting drivers for all the hardware.

Latley I've been thinking that Apple makes the best
UNIX desktop system on the market.  

Chris Albertson
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