Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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16:10 - An Endangered Species
by one_of_many on Fri 15th Jun 2012 01:03 UTC
one_of_many
Member since:
2009-01-01

I detest the 16:9 ratio that those rotten screen manufacturers are forcing on us. It looks like an envelope. 16:10 is the optimum ratio, and it is for that reason I baby my WUXGA Clevo like classic 'Stang. As much as I dislike Mountain Lion, the screen on this new 'Pro has me salivating.
I wonder - can one load Ubuntu on it?

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coreyography Member since:
2009-03-06

I'm with you, brother. I keep my old 17" Dell E1705 around precisely because it has a proper 1920x1200 display. My newer HP "full HD" 1080 screen laptop just doesn't cut it for some things, even though it has a better CPU.

Too bad the new MBPs are essentially throwaway hardware, if you believe the iFixit teardown. Batteries don't last more than 2 years in my experience. The aforementioned Dell is on its 3rd battery, 2nd motherboard, and the RAM and SSD upgrades I gave it turned it into a revitalized machine that I plan to use for some years now.

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RE: 16:10 - An Endangered Species
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 23:47 in reply to "16:10 - An Endangered Species"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Stop whining after your favourite candy.

"Those rotten screen manufacturers [that] are forcing on us" actually offer what people want and are happy with.
http://www.osnews.com/permalink?520644

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