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[#] Wed Jan 11 2006 06:00:40 EST from iMav @ O S P D Y

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How can I NOT buy a new MacBook?? Why does my iBook suddenly seem SO

inadequate? :)

Ok, talking myself down....

Rev A platform...Who knows what issues will surface? Lack of native software right now...Most of my Mac software would have to run (SLOW) under Rosetta.
Apple is NOT disclosing the battery life (when they used to TRUMPET the old PB's battery life) That tells me that the battery life on these new systems probably SUCKS. AND, they aren't shipping till mid-Feb...that certainly would NOT fulfill my instant-gratification needs...


Now, the new Intel-based iMacs on the other hand............ :)

[#] Wed Jan 11 2006 09:06:30 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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If the Macbook can dual-boot, I'm probably going to get one. I've lacked a laptop for a while anyway....

[#] Wed Jan 11 2006 14:54:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think I'd like to buy a new Macbook and run *only* Linux on it ... just to be able to show it to die-hard Mac fans and watch their heads explode.
:)

[#] Wed Jan 11 2006 16:43:09 EST from roue @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Run linux, then run MacOSX under vmware -- that'd be nifty. Actually, for a linux laptop you can't beat the thinkpad. But I think we've had this discussion before, and I don't know what's happened since Lenovo took over. Got my T42 weeks before it happened.

[#] Thu Jan 12 2006 00:10:13 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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It'll likely take some futzing to run under VMware - chances are that Apple will have some sort of ROM chip that's required to run OS X. You're probably more likely, until someone hacks an image of the new ROM, to be able to do the opposite.

[#] Thu Jan 12 2006 00:44:24 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It could be a simple ROM ... or it might be a Fritz chip, which would be much harder to emulate in a VM.

[#] Fri Jan 13 2006 01:41:04 EST from iMav @ O S P D Y

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Hmmm...I think I've decided to go ahead and order a new MacBook after all.
:)

[#] Fri Jan 13 2006 17:56:26 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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I should be able to write off whatever they'll call the PowerMac when it comes in Intel (which at a guess would be in the six months we expected the laptop to come).

[#] Sat Jan 14 2006 04:31:47 EST from iMav @ O S P D Y

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I should be able to write off whatever they'll call the PowerMac when

it comes in Intel (which at a guess would be in the six months we
expected the laptop to come).

I think they are gonna call it something like "MacStation Pro".

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 02:21:29 EST from iMav @ O S P D Y

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Jan 13 2006 12:41am from iMav @ospdy
Hmmm...I think I've decided to go ahead and order a new MacBook after

all.

I'm a bit on the fence. Not, necessarily, because I fear potential "Rev A" issues...it's simply because this will be a WANT purchase and not a NEED purchase. I've got a 3 month 12" iBook that can easily last me for the forseeable future...but I REALLY WANT a dual-core Intel MacBook!

I have the money...And I will be doing one of two things:

1) Ordering a MacBook Pro the first week of February.

2) PUtting approx. $2500 into a 7 month CD and purchasing a new Intel-based Mac notebook in September.

Option 1 satisfies my instant-gratification needs...however, I am assuming that with Option 2 I will be able to select from at least a few different Intel-based notbook options.

I THINK the smart move for me is Option 2, but we'll see if I can actually wait that long!

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 18:42:01 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Denying the desire of Instant Gratification is not easy nor widespread in the USA at this time. More power to you, iMav.

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 19:24:49 EST from iMav @ O S P D Y

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Jan 15 2006 5:42pm from harry @uncnsrd (Uncensored)

Denying the desire of Instant Gratification is not easy nor
widespread in the USA at this time. More power to you, iMav.

No doubt! It helps that I have a 3 month old iBook to keep me happy for now. :) I think I'll likely KEEP the iBook once I buy a new MacBook Pro...It's a 12", so maybe I can slurge for a nice 17" MBP if/when they come out and use the iBook in instances when ultra portability more better battery life is needed...

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 22:04:28 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Just saw a new Mac commercial. Advertising the intel chip.. No "Intel Inside" campaign here.

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 22:11:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Intel is ditching the "Intel Inside" slogan. Their new slogan is going to be "Leap Ahead."

http://www.intel.com/intel/vision/

It's an incredibly stupid campaign, but whatever...

As for Apple, I'm sure that during their negotiations with Intel they managed to get a "we don't have to put your slogan in our commercials" clause thrown in. Intel wasn't about to let Apple slip away to AMD, so it makes sense that Apple got the chip deal on favorable terms.

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 22:12:19 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Yeah. The Mac commercials are all about setting the Intel chip free.

[#] Sun Jan 15 2006 23:24:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I do like the message Apple had on their web site. "What's an Intel chip doing in a Macintosh? More than it ever did in a PC."

[#] Mon Jan 16 2006 13:24:31 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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help.
I've got a script that does a mount_nfs, and I can get it to run from an icon, via the telnet program, but...
when it runs, it runs as whoever's logged in which isn't root, so I changed the owership to root, and chmod +sed it I put in a whoami and when it runs it runs as root, but I still get operation not permitted when its run by a non root user?
Is there something special about mount that won't let non-root run it?

[#] Mon Jan 16 2006 15:07:53 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Intel Developer support for Intel based Macs....

http://www.intel.com/cd/ids/developer/asmo-na/eng/255716.htm

Because you KNOW you want to write Fortran programs on your Mac.

[#] Mon Jan 16 2006 15:23:03 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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by now it's probably iFortran.

[#] Mon Jan 16 2006 18:55:16 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Fortran? I haven't even thought about Fortran in like at least 20 years.
Program in it? Surely you're not serious.

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