Has anyone out there used ArcView 10.1 on a Macbook? Is it even possible?
do you have a windows partition?
My laptop crashed and I'm thinking about replacing it with an Apple
product. Since I'll probably be running ArcView for a couple more
years, I can only consider Apple if I can run ArcView on it. So, in
short . . . No. What is that?
You can run ArcGIS on a windows partition... which effectively splits your computer into a mac and a pc
like Parallels I don't use apple products except for the iPad for general web toying around. You will need a copy of windows as well. Generally you have to decide what is more important and if you have any brand loyalties. Many on this site do use Apple products for a variety of reasons and run will bear the extra expenses to get ArcGIS up and running. IMHO if you need to use Arc*, then get a windows based machine ... (let the flames wars begin ... )
Thanks...that's what I needed to know. It is possible, and takes a
little work-around. That's something to work with as I made a decision.
Just so you have the 10.1 link (since they are harder to find online these days).
10.1 System Requirements
Thanks for the 'heads-up'
I had one of my students just install Windows 10 on a 2014 Mac Book Pro (16 GB of ram), using bootcamp. He then was able to install ArcGIS 10.3 (on the Windows OS not the Mac OS). Everything installed as it should and it seems to run great. On the plus side, you have Mac hardware and graphics. On the minus side, you end up paying for and maintaining two entire OS and have to switch back and forth if you want to use the Mac for most of your daily life and then switch over to Windows for your GIS work.
I'd be curious if anyone has done this with older versions of Mac Books and Windows. This all worked great, but it was a relatively new and quite robust laptop. I'd worry that the results would be much slower with older hardware and/or less ram.
Another thought.... a windows desktop and iPad combo ... one for work and one for play ... unless you have to gis in the field or don't have access to a desktop at work or school. You get more bang for your buck with a desktop compared to a laptop. You can also get iPad-like things that run windows now... some are cheap, some not but none will run arcgis except ArcGIS online
I don't use the laptop frequently...it's more of a back-up if the
desktop should go down (and that does happen every once in a while) and
once in a blue moon in the field.
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