Linked by Eddyspeeder on Tue 6th Oct 2009 22:01 UTC
Apple Late June 2009 I bought a 13" MacBook Pro (2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM). I suppose that after just three months, the blinding "first joys" over getting a laptop have worn off. By now, I deem my thoughts about this device to be realistic and of an appropriate level. The past few weeks I attained mastery over the Mac OS through personal discovery, accompanied by a very insightful book; I bought additional software and hacked the Dock to suit my preferences.
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lavish
Member since:
2006-12-30

For the last three months I've been here on planet Earth: that cloud system you are talking is still unreleased, so I assumed one can't define such a product an operative system "still not mature".

About the basic lesson.. thank you, but I don't need it even if my English is very raw: if you exclude Linux because you don't want to use it, why after few words do you talk about an OS based on Linux? This doesn't make much sense to me, even if you used a semicolon ;)

On your last sentence: you are on the way to become a beos&apple-fan-boy eheh

Bye!

Edited 2009-10-07 10:55 UTC

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Okay, cool, thanks for clearing that up.

Yes, I can understand how the sentence comes across a bit strange in dismissing Linux and considering Chrome OS, but here's the reason:

In this review I really wanted to avoid a thorough "why not Linux" discussion. In short, the versions of Linux I tried I did not like, the ones I've seen but have not tried myself were too much based Windows for my taste. And yes, I'm an eye-candy type of person, that is why my field of profession is "cognitive ergonomics" (or "human factors" as it is called in the U.S.). That's why I'd prefer a Phllips TV and a Nokia telephone.

Google understands the concept of eye-candy (or rather: usability testing), and that along with their "cloud" philosophy is something I really see a future in. I *could* have waited for the Chrome OS, and even though Google's first releases are usually very good, I wasn't betting my money on it.

I do NOT own an iPhone or iPod, nor do I want any. If I switch to smartphones, I'd be looking for a phone with Chrome OS. For now, I'm perfectly happy with a simple Nokia that I selected on its 1.5 week battery duration (I always forget to recharge), and an ancient 512 MB Packard Bell FunKey MP3 player.

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lavish Member since:
2006-12-30

Okay, cool, thanks for clearing that up.


Thank you too for your reply. I appreciate your explanation, and at this point I'm sorry for calling you "apple-fan-boy". To simplify things I was put in a sort of bad mood after reading "no linux, always wanted mac" without any further details. Besides of that I'm not used to talk about rumors (this is what I consider Google Chrome OS now), that's the reason of my ironic sentence.

I'm really tired of people not using free operative systems only because, even if they don't know anything about MacOSX, Apple is known to be "cool" to their eyes... but well, I won't go on whining, it's obviously not your case and it's OT, I just wanted to tell you this "emotive background" under my previous posts ;)

Have a good day,
Bye!

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

Eddy seems ok with your comments, but why not show a little graciousness when your post is shown to be based on misunderstanding of grammar and lack of awareness of the Chrome OS, instead of continuing with playground fanboy name-calling?

Yes, it may seem a largely one-sided article, but there's very little to complain about on the MacBook Pro - you know the price and the styling when you go to the shop. It's a great little laptop whatever OS you choose to run on it.

Edited 2009-10-07 14:15 UTC

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lavish Member since:
2006-12-30

[...] but why not show a little graciousness when your post is shown to be based on misunderstanding of grammar and lack of awareness of the Chrome OS, instead of continuing with playground fanboy name-calling?


Read my last 2 posts please, they should clarify things a little bit ;)

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

I *did* do my utmost to catch all the downsides though ;-) But indeed, coming up with other improvements is tough. As someone else already pointed out, these laptops have a history of minor changes accumulating to a lot of goodies. The version I have even hardly differs from the late 2008 series, so either the design team must either be out of options or it is working on radical new stuff.

As for the tone of the original post - I'd rather figure out where the problem lies, rather than than fueling a flame thread. It's not that I'm necessarily "okay" with it, but I see merit in remaining reasonable (we all have our bad days, right? some of my posts have been voted down too).

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