Livecode on a rent-a-MAC

Robert Sneidar slylabs13 at me.com
Sun Dec 8 20:53:45 EST 2013


A wise sage once said, “It’s all about the pentium!”

On Dec 8, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>> 
>> https://www.macincloud.com/features/tools/tools
>> 
>> 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 all:
> 
> 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 Lish.net
>> 240.449.8270
>> 
>> Sent from MyPhone
>> _______________________________________________
>> 
> 
> Sent from a machine cobbled together from second-hand spare parts.
> 
> Richmond.
> 
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