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|Return of the Mac|
|I'm back... Here's what I've done to my little MacBook.|
|MacBook First Impressions|
| I got my MacBook on Friday and have been poking around in it all weekend. I had asked a few questions here and gotten some great responses (thanks, guys!).|
|My new MacBook Pro|
| My new MacBook Pro arrived early this morning, and so far it's awesome. Apple's transfer assistant kicks ass, easily copying (almost) everything over from my old PowerBook to the new one with no effort required.|
The speed increase is noticeable in a bunch of different applications. Compiling the Lux sources takes under half the time on the new book versus the old one. Since the MacBook has an Intel chip in it, I can also run Windows on it (purely for testing purposes). I bought Parallels Desktop, so I don't even have to reboot; Windows can just be run inside a window of Mac OS X.
I've been lusting after a MacBook Pro since they were first released. I told myself that I would hold out for the first revision, to avoid any early model problems. There turned out to be a variety of issues with the first generation models, so it was a good move. As soon as Apple announced the new models last week I jumped on it like a fat kid on a smarty. So far this one is rock solid (knock wood). I'm even working with it on my lap, and it seems cooler in temperature then my Powerbook was. Time will tell the full story of course. For now: Kick ass!
|Return to the age of Battery|
| Apple's doing a iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 battery recall. I just checked and my battery's serial number is on the list. This means that I'll get a nice new battery (in 4 to 6 weeks). The process for getting a replacement was really easy, so kudos to Apple for that. In fact, it seems like it could be abused - adding 1 to my serial numbers validated, meaning I could have gotten them to send me another battery for my non-existent other computer (of course, you have to provide a valid mailing address to them).|
My powerbook only ever gets really hot when the battery is re-charging. I wonder if the replacement will be any different.
(Apple also has a separate battery recall for 15-inch MacBook Pros, and Dell has a massive battery recall going on too)
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