I'm looking to buy an IDA Pro license for my own home use. However, I use all three supported platforms: Windows and Linux on desktop, and OS X on a laptop. I can't afford more than one license, so I'm interested to see if other people have been in a similar situation and how they solved it.
My initial thoughts on each version:
- Mac OS X: I use my laptop most often, but reversing on a 13" screen isn't always fun, I would not be able to use the Mac version on either Windows or Linux.
- Windows: I've heard good things about running the Windows version in Wine on Mac and Linux, or even in a VM.
- Linux: I almost always have a Linux VM even when I'm on Mac or Windows, so I could always install IDA in a VM.
I'm leaning towards the Windows or Linux versions to be able to use anywhere, but I've never used IDA in a non-native environment, so I'm somewhat concerned about keyboard shortcuts and integration.
Any suggestions on a good way to go?