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Hi.

Have anybody got a change to test the new 1.67GHz Powerbook using Tiger and Java 5.0? The reason I am asking is if I should ask my employer for a Powerbook as my next laptop. When reading about the poor (?) Java performance on the G4�s I am in doubt if I should do the switch from Windows or not. I have also heard that there is a significant performance improvements in both Tiger and Java 5.0 compared to earlier versions. Can anyone confirm that?

I will mostly do server side Java development, but that can of course change in the future, using IntelliJ as my primary IDE.

Thanks.
 
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I do plenty of Java development (web applications) on an iBook G3 and a PowerMac G4 and haven't felt hampered by "poor Java performance". If OS X is the platform you would perefer to work on, performance is perfectly adequate to the task.
 
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Originally posted by Bonski:
...using IntelliJ as my primary IDE.

Note that it may be a while before IDEs work with Java 5.0 on Mac.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Note that it may be a while before IDEs work with Java 5.0 on Mac.


I don�t know the release date for the next version of IntelliJ, but the EAP version (http://intellij.net/eap/) now runs on both the JRE 1.4 and 1.5. but it seems to be a lot of work remaining according the planned features�
 
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