In article <com>,
Markus Zingg <ch> wrote:
It's either iMac or eMac. See store.apple.com
The first question you should consider is 'do I really need Mac OS 9
support?'. If you stick to Mac OS X you probably can leverage your
existing Unix knowledge. The learning curve for Mac OS 9 networking will
be a lot higher.
Mac OS 9 has Macintosh Programmers Workshop (MPW)
<http://developer.apple.com/tools/mpw-tools/>. It has a Unix-inspired
command line, but be prepared for a learning curve.
As a assembly-level debugger, you can use MacsBug
Mac OS X ships with gcc and gdb, and a free GUI
It may be possible to create a 'Carbon' application under Mac OS 9 that
runs on both platforms, but I think you will want to develop under Mac
OS X (it has such things as protected memory and preemptive multitasking)
The Mac reads Windows CDs fine. I am not sure whether autorun still is
available on Mac OS X. It is a virus vector.