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  • From the business side, I'm not sure - Cool n Casual may be right. As a consumer though, I would love for this to happen. I actually prefer hardware other than Apple (Thinkpads) but I would love to run Mac OS X on them along with something like Linux.
  • I do get your point. I'll put it this way. If you're going to Place X to Place Y in a TAXI, the brand of the cab does not matter so much. Anything with wheels would do - if it's a BMW it's a bonus but it's not critical in any way; and you won't exactly be thinking about it in your morning shower. Nor will you be bragging about it to your co-workers at lunch. I just installed Fedora Core on my Powerbook G4 for kicks and I expected to come running back to the safety of OS X after a few days of trying it out. To the contrary, I find no particular hindrance in working on it. And thats because the things I'm doing are mostly web or command-line based, with only a few apps (like adiumx/gaim) which have decent equivalents.
    nigham had this to say on Sep 29, 2006 Posts: 10
    Wherein John Gruber Picks Windows
  • SEPTA: Apple confirms that Leopard is a universal OS on it's page.
    nigham had this to say on Aug 09, 2006 Posts: 10
    Leopard Preview Gives Clue to Top Secret New Feature
  • Strange that nobody mentioned that there's one OS that does run on old hardware pretty well. Yup, I'm talking about Linux. I always need a desktop at home to check mail, surf the web, watch some movies and listen to music in case I leave my Powerbook at my lab. I recently bought a used 2-year old AMD Sempron system, installed Fedora on it (and Gentoo for testing) and it runs just great. And the system cost me about 40% of the price of the low-end Mac Mini.
    nigham had this to say on Mar 22, 2006 Posts: 10
    The Upgrade Trap
  • I don't know why everyone here's suddenly become so fond of a single-button trackpad. Probably they've never tried to save a target in Firefox/Safari or bring up the context menu in PathFinder or GIMP. But I'm 100% with you on this one. If only my Powerbook had two buttons, I could stop carrying around that mouse with me.
    nigham had this to say on Jan 31, 2006 Posts: 10
    Apple's One Button MacBook Pro Mistake
  • The Powerbook 100 was the first laptop? There's quite a bit of history in the name and I'd have loved to have seen it continue. Alas, some things are not meant to last.
    nigham had this to say on Jan 18, 2006 Posts: 10
    MacBook... what else could it have been?
  • Keyboard shortcuts support is lousy. I'd like to be able to assign keyboard shortcuts to any reasonable action (say, maximize a window? start an app?) without having to pay US$20 for it. Thats one thing I really miss from KDE.
    nigham had this to say on Dec 06, 2005 Posts: 10
    What's bugging you?
  • Shows how much Microsoft has pervaded the Apple space. Not only does Apple not have anything to do with the story, the word "Apple" is not even used once!
    nigham had this to say on Nov 28, 2005 Posts: 10
    Will the Xbox 360 Gamble Pay Off?
  • You forgot the third option, which I'd definitely take. Build my own box - to my specifications and pretty much my own design. I'll grant that it'll definitely be uglier than anything Apple will design but there's something about putting in a box exactly what you need.
    nigham had this to say on Nov 15, 2005 Posts: 10
    How much is style worth?
  • Firstly, I'd hate to have the 12" PB discontinued without an equivalent offering (a 13" WS would be nice). There are certain features on the PB models that I like (DVI, better graphics, faster drives, the general look) - but I do like to have a true portable which I can plug into an external monitor at home or in the lab. I have a 1.5 GHz 12" PB that I bought in February and some things that I'd really like to have in later releases: 1. Two buttons for the mouse. Its about time, guys - the mighty mouse is now standard on iMs and PMs, its only fair that the books get two clicks too. 2. Much better performance. It pains me that this 12" is still the fastest Apple model I can buy today and it gets its ass kicked in numerical computation by a Dell centrino (on Linux). Hopefully a switch to a newer CPU architecture will fix that. Can't believe that G4 1 GHz came out nearly five years ago with the TiBook. 3. Better graphics, even for the 12" - as good or nearly as good as the bigger models. A GF 5200 is trash especially compared to the 9700. After switching to the Mac I found to my pleasant surprise that there's a fairly decent complement of games for the Mac - a lot of which are unfortunately useless with a GF 5200. 4. Better-powered USB ports. The 15" PB can't connect by default to an external USB powered drive. My 12" thankfully can (I live on that drive) but the moment I plug in a hub - and with just 2 USB ports, you almost have to - I can't connect multiple powered devices to it - like my iPod Shuffle. A real annoyance in a world where you have USB powered drives, speakers and device chargers. And while I'm on the subject, could we have more than 2 USB ports please? 5. Region-free DVD drives! Please! 6. An SD-card slot for us photographers. 7. A decent dock connector will be extremely helpful. I use my Powerbook as my exclusive system, and I'm sure a lot of others do as well. I'm pretty sure this is not too much to ask. All of these features can be had in a Wintel notebook today and its about time Apple caught up.
    nigham had this to say on Nov 08, 2005 Posts: 10
    What Do You Want Out Of The Intel Based Mac Laptops?