Thursday, January 18, 2007

I've finally joined the Macintel crowd

Well it had to happen at some point and while I would have liked to have done this much sooner than later, but I finally got my Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro and have finally got my hands on the Beta of Parallels which im using now to run Windows XP for school so I can get rid of my HP Laptop once and for all. Coming from a 1.25Ghz PowerBook G4 this thing is blazingly fast and I love finally having an iSight. I only have my old powerbook around for a little bit longer till I'm sure I have everything and then put it up for sale. In the mean time every time I switch over to a new primary Mac I keep forgetting how much work it is to get everything back to normal. All your apps, preferences, tweaks and customization you do doesn't seem like a lot till you start with a blank slate. In any case the lesson here is School Windows requirements for classes are a great excuse to get a new Intel Mac :D Macworld and the iPhone Macworld was both great and disappointing. While I know everybody seemed to be drooling over the iPhone I was expecting more than 2 new things. I'm sure they'll make some announcement about iLife and Leopard down the road, but for me it won't feel the same as if it was at Macworld. As for me Im on Verizon with my RAZR for now so I can't get the iPhone even if I had the money for it. The iPhone is definitely a cool device though the finger prints on the screen worries me slightly as you could definitely see a bunch of finger prints on Steve's iPhone during the conference. For now I'm waiting for news on Leopard and what Apple has in store for us. I guess that's all for now, expect to see a new tutorial this weekend or early next week!

5 comments:

Nick said...

My 12" 1.3GHz powerbook has yet to give up the ghost, so I shall continue to wait out the release of a suitable replacement (that's a big hint, apple). Let me ask, referring to your screen-shot: what system monitor are you using in your OSX menu?

Thanks, and enjoy the new digs!

Colin Wheeler said...

The icon on the far left is SlimBatteryMonitor and the other icons are MenuMeter's

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Sorry if I missed this, but did you get the glossy screen or the matte screen? I'm getting a 17" MBP in a month or so, and I'm leaning toward glossy.

Colin Wheeler said...

Glossy, I was scared at first but now that i've got a glossy screen i love it

Andrew said...

That's a nice screenshot. I bet it runs better than my 400Mhz G4 ;)

I am wondering, is that windows XP style something different? It doesn't look like normal windows?

 
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