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Apple Logo No the world is not ending, well I don't know if it is or isn't, but John and myself switched to MacBook Pros from our Toshibas.  These machines are amazing.  I have never been so excited to work with Vista. 

Don't worry, I am not a switcher.  While I downloaded Vista Business from MSDN, I used OS X Leopard and I had the same reaction that I did with my original Apple PowerBook, "What can I do?"  I was literally bored on a computer and that takes a lot.  Those awesome applications they talk about on the ads just aren't for me I guess. 

Ahhh, but when I installed Vista, my life was changed.  1920 x 1200 is SICK!  The performance of Aero and reaction time of Vista as a whole is really unleashed with this machine.  I should mention that we got the upgraded models with 2.4ghz Dual Cores and 17in upgraded display to get the awesome resolution.  The only thing we didn't get is 2.6ghz processors.  Out-of-the-box, you are stuck with 2GB of RAM, but Crucial.com has the 4GB kits for $159.99, so they will be here tomorrow.

Those who know me know that this is not a typical move by me.  I am Microsoft all the way.  I have a Zune as my portable device, Microsoft IPTV for my HD/SD cable boxes, XBox 360 for entertainment, Treo 750 with Windows Mobile 6.0 for my cell phone, and every machine is running Vista/XP.  I wear a Windows Vista coat when it is cold outside and have Microsoft coffee tumblers and an entire set of Microsoft drinking glasses.  And last but not least, my son's middle name is William.  I am a Microsoft geek.  However, Microsoft does not have a laptop.  I don't have luck with Dells, Toshibas, Gateways, and others so I figured I always liked my Macs from days past, so lets try them again.  I mentioned the idea to John and asked if he could run it by some of his RD friends to see what they were using, everyone who was using them, loved them so we broke down.

Now I am about 90% finished reloading this machine with my applications and am ready to get started tomorrow using it.  Today was a snow day for us and our client so perfect timing.

Oh Yeah, MOSS SP1, WSS 3.0 SP1, Office 2007 SP1 were released!  (Everyone else already told you I know)

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:43 PM Personal | Back to top


Comments on this post: News | Jeff Julian has purchased an Apple Laptop!

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Welcome to the dark side. I've had my Macbook Pro since July and I really like it. I had bootcamp but have since removed it and just have an XP Fusion virtual machine to run visual studio in. I find that I use more Mac stuff and less Win stuff.
I did the last edition of Pro C# on it. Used Neo Office. Worked great with the Wrox template from hell. Sorta ironic that a book about programming Windows was done on a Mac ;-).
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You're going to miss that second mouse button. The two finger's on the pad just isn't the same.
Left by Scott Kuhl on Dec 12, 2007 9:52 AM

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Thus far, I love the multi-touch pad and one button. Scrolling is awesome!
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