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Computer Purchasing Question

I need to get a new computer. I currently have a 2015 15" Macbook. I am out of storage and don't have much more I can get rid of on here. It's also pooping out on me more frequently and gets VERY hot often. I need to get a PC to install and run some software for academic purposes, and Linux appeals to me for many reasons. I also like to make a lot of music. I am completely foreign to the linux world so I really don't know how to dissect through all the different considerations on my own.

Does anybody have a good, cost effective suggestion for me?

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Re: Computer Purchasing Question

Do you have a set budget in mind? 

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Re: Computer Purchasing Question

Welcome to the Community Forums albstaten! We are happy to have you join us!


Purchasing a new computer can be very exciting. I would be happy to help anyway I can. 


To start, please send me a private message including your full name, email, and phone number. You can find the blue option to message me to the right of my name below.



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Re: Computer Purchasing Question

Before you go to far down the Linux path you should see if the software you want to use is available on Linux. 


While I do feel Linux is a superior operating system, it would not be fully utilized by the majority of users.  And you would need to learn  a programming language to make the most of it. 


If you comfortable with your MacBook and the software you use is currently Mac compatible, I would suggest looking to a new MacBook Air

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