It’s Not a Conversion, but…

2 02 2008


Apple’s been putting out nice stuff lately. I’m personally a *nix fan. But I will give credit where it’s due. A couple of week ago, MacWorld didn’t really shock anyone, especially if you follow rumor blogs on Apple. Macworld for me was like a kid on Christmas that already knew what he was getting. Everything there was predicted. There were even some pretty accurate mockups of the Macbook Air. I think the only thing that no one really expected was the Timecapsule, which coincidentally is what excited me the most. An airport extreme with a 500GB server grade drive. I know I could probably just buy a draft N Linksys or D-link with USB connectivity and an external drive for like 240. Maybe I’m just getting sucked in to the whole Mac thing.

Anyway, I’m getting a Mac this month. Macbook Pro specifically. Going back those rumor blogs I was talking about, there’s word going around on a new MBP. It’s supposed to have the new Penryn Intels and the multitouch pad that’s on the MB Air. The new “low-end” 15″ MBP is estimated to ship with 2.5GHz. Supposedly will also allow a BluRay option. A battery-life tracking website has also been getting test results from the Apple IP range with system identifiers of “MacBookPro4,1” The current ones are 3,1. Since the new Penryn chips have SSE4 instructions and SSE4 support is a new feature on 10.5.2, I’ll be looking for the new MBPs when 10.5.2 ships. While it’s not concrete evidence, it’s enough to make me wait.

So as a nerd, I feel it pretty necessary to experiment with a Mac. That’s how I’m rationalizing this. I keep telling myself this isn’t a switch. But seeing how easily I got sucked in at Macworld, I think I may be headed that way. I mean, Jobs almost had me convinced that the lack of an optical drive on the Air was a ‘feature’. And I thought that being able to access the optical drive from a networked computer was revolutionary. I went home and realized I could do that between a Vista and XP, Fedora 8 and XP , etc.

I’ll be back with more news on the Mac Hunt ’08 as it develops. In the mean time, any current Mac users with tips, trick, news, hacks, essential programs etc for a new user…input is very much welcome.


Update: The battery tracking site is down! Server overload? Or an outside influence cracking the whip? *Alex forms conspiracy theory*




One response

28 02 2009
Michael Tim

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