Livecode on a rent-a-MAC

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Dec 8 16:55:05 EST 2013

On 08/12/13 21:41, Ethan Lish wrote:
> The new rent-a-MAC in the cloud service now comes with an installed livecode IDE instance.  Not sure if it's a commercial or community license.
> At a $1 per hour, it seems like a quick low cost way to get started.

"a quick low cost way to get started"  started with what?

Possibly as a way of using a Macintosh without having a Macintosh machine

[ although I manage that quite adequately, and have recently been 
fooling around with Mac OS 10.9 and
VMware ]

but as a way of getting started with Livecode this doesn't make sense at 

A kid who was doing some stuff with Livecode with me this Summer turned 
out to have no computer
at home and no money worth talking about.

We got hold of a Pentium 4 with 512 MB RAM, keyboard, monitor 
(cathode-ray tube) and a mouse for the
princely sum of about $40, installed Xubuntu 12.04 and Livecode.

[ I also dug a DVD burner, an additional 512 Megs of RAM and an 80 Gig 
PATA HD out of my "graveyard" ]

Works a charm!


The "$1 per hour" sidesteps the cost of paying for internet as well.

It also sidesteps the privacy question.

> Has anyone tried this service?

Why would one want to do this?

> E
> Ethan at
> 240.449.8270
> Sent from MyPhone
> _______________________________________________

Sent from a machine cobbled together from second-hand spare parts.


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