M_F_F_L wrote:At the risk of sounding like a TLS broken record, I need two pieces of advice. The reason I am asking on this thread specifically is because I need an Austin/UT perspective.
1) I'm in the market for a new computer. I want to get a MacBook Pro, but I was wondering if the operating system/lack of Windows will be a problem at UT. (i.e. Is there any software we need that can only be run on Windows)
2) I am also in the market for a new bicycle, by which I will commute to campus every day. Should I invest in a mountain bike or road bike? Again, think about Austin. I'll be traveling approx 2 miles.
Thanks in advance for all the help!!!
1) 50+% of my class uses Macs, including for exams, so you'll be fine.
2) Most people ride hybrids, road bikes, or fixie road bikes. I'd go with a road bike or a good hybrid, something with 700 wheels and not 26s - something that can move fast is best, and since you don't have to worry about snow here, there isn't much of a reason to get a mountain bike for everyday riding. It is preferable to go with a hybrid or road bike and carry plenty of spare tires to deal with the inevitable flats.