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SEO on a Macbook Pro? Anyone doing it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by poodeedy, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. poodeedy

    poodeedy Registered Member

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    I am picking up a new laptop and was curious if anyone was running their SEO with a Mac. In particular I'm going to setup Parallels so I can run Windows apps since some apps are not built for a Mac such as SE Nuke / Traffic Travis / Scrapebox and several other apps.

    Any feedback or apps that you know will not work on a Mac running Parallels Virtual Machine? I'm wondering if some applications will just not run properly even with Parallels installed
     
  2. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    get a mac....invest in a vps (windows) that you can rdc to and do all your seo within the vps..
     
  3. poodeedy

    poodeedy Registered Member

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    I have a windows machine at my office that I connect to with Logmein. I guess that can work fine but some apps I would just like to run on the Mac.
     
  4. sipser

    sipser Newbie

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    As much as I love Macs, I hate newly-turned-Mac-epiphany fanboys who just keep going on about how PCs suck.

    So, in other words, don't get a Mac. Plus they are overpriced now. If you want to get a macbook pro, wait until the new one comes out, should be within next 2-3 months, the current macbook pro lineup is at the end of the lifecycle.
     
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    SEOHolicc Newbie

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    I have been doing SEO professionally within an agency for the last 5 years and for the last 3 I've been using a Mac. I rarely use a Windows PC, unless I'm trying out a new software, such as Scrapebox, but I've installed Windows on my Mac using Bootcamp (comes with Mac and is exactly like running a Windows PC) if I absolutely need to use it. I've also installed Parallels which runs within the Mac OS to use my same Bootcamp installation, if I don't want to restart my computer. Parallels is a bit slower.

    Since Bootcamp is exactly like running Windows, there shouldn't be any reason why any of your programs won't run on it, unless you're trying to play games on it.

    As sipser has stated, Macbook Pros are at the end of their life cycle. I don't keep up with Mac enough to know that, but if it's true, I think when the new ones come out, it'll be the perfect time to buy a last generation refurb, which I've done twice.

    I know that a lot of people here also like to automate things and Mac also comes with an awesome program called Automater.
     
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  6. IntensE

    IntensE Power Member

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    I have macbook pro 15" doing everything from it.
    There are many things you can install on it but what you can't, just install VMWARE and run windows on it. Other stuff like scrapebox I run on a dedicated server and i connect with RDP.
     
  7. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I use a Macbook pro along with Remote Desktop Connection and VMWare fusion.
     
  8. terryuk

    terryuk Junior Member

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    I've used boot camp on a Mac but your basically running a Windows machine when you boot up.. now use some Windows app on the mac to connect to the servers.. just get another screen beside you if your worried about losing touch with the Windows apps.
     
  9. Dragn

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    Before I start talking please realize that my 9-5 is as a PC/mac technician, and I have been doing this professionally for years.

    do NOT get a mac for business. if you want something to be trendy with while you sit at a library or at school, or even if you just plan to listen to music and email / surf the web then fine, go trendy if you like. but if you plan to do ANY business work on it, DO NOT GO WITH A MAC.

    about once every 3-4 months I have some retarded business owner buy a mac to replace his dead desktop dispite me insisting he get another PC, and It's -always- gaurenteed within the next 4 weeks to have him call with one of 4 issues:

    1. he has purchased a paralel software that doesn't seem to function properly/at all, thus NOT allowing him to run windows based applications on his apple. I normally get to follow this up with "i told you so"

    2. he has purchased a parallel software that DOES function properly, but despite this, the primary software his company uses will not function. This is followd up with another "i told you so"

    3. he has a completely functional machine that -can- run all the stuff he needs it to. but hes so accustom to windows he becomes highly frustrated and hates the mac. (this probably isnt your case)

    then past that is the simple concept of price vs performance. yeah, that mac is stronger than any laptop you've had to date. but its also costing you 1500 where the last dell inspiron or HP pavilion you bought was 3-600 dollars. spend the same amount on a windows based computer as you would getting that mac and compare the hardware, i got money saying youd be floored if you actually look at the results, less apple has changed there setups in the past three months.
     
  10. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    or take what your going to spend on a mac and build your own fucking PC

    You will have WAAAAAAY more hardware that you chose yourself than what MAC puts in their shitty computers...Which isnt much :/
     
  11. smartalex4

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    I loved my Macbook Pro....unfortunately....he was stolen :(

    At least the good news, even though I had a 2010 model, I now have a great excuse to upgrade to a 2011 model when they come out.

    But you know something, I after having my laptop (among other things) stolen....I think I would switch companies in a heartbeat if a manufacturer offered real security protection. Say a GPS chip that can be activated remotely if the laptop is stolen...I mean seriously...its 2011 and laptops aren't cheap!
     
  12. goldfishy

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    I don't have a Macbook but I do have an iMac 27" I have been doing all my work on a MAC for 2 1/2 years, I love it and for the most part I can usually find the Mac equivalent of software. With that said I just had to install window through Bootcamp for a few thing I found here on BHW. But it is no big deal.

    As for VMWare be careful, use Bootcamp if you can, I have found many programs that won't run through VMWare Fusion.