Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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I had a chance at a special Apple event last week to get a closer look at Apple Computer's new MacBook Pro, the renamed Intel-based successor to the PowerBook unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs two weeks ago. In fact, I had some real "pick it up and use it" hands-on time.
Red Hat spokeswoman Gillian Farquhar confirmed last week that the company hopes to help its developers figure out how to get Linux working on the new Macs.
Apple Computer Inc.'s iMac desktop PC, introduced by CEO Steve Jobs at last week's MacWorld Expo, is the latest target in iSuppli Corp.'s teardown analysis.
A group of automotive and computer enthusiasts managed to install a Mac mini computer in a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The minority of Mac users still browsing with Internet Explorer need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft plans to discontinue support for IE beginning Dec. 31.
In many ways, OS X is what Linux would be with a great GUI. Likewise, Linux is in some ways what OS X could be. For all its strengths, OS X does allow tasks to so dominate the OS that everything else stops while the beach ball spins.
Here's an interesting (read: funny) account of why one user prefers Mac to Linux or Windows, stating, “Macs are for babies. PCs and Linux are hardcore.”
I admit it—I’m a Firefox fan. It’s not my only browser, but it probably gets used about 75 percent of the time for my browsing. So what’s new in version 1.5, and why might Mac users want to take a look at it?
After years and years of waiting, we finally have a reasonably stable Windows Vista beta build to work with. OK, let's see how Mac OS X Tiger and Windows Vista Beta 1 stack up.
Myself, I use the Mac as a GUI, and Linux for everything else. I am writing this with a Linux vim editor, in a MacOS terminal window, and I'll use Linux script to secure-copy the file over to my provider's Linux web server. I can live with that, and I encourage people to give Apple a try!
So if OS X will already run on the Intel platform, and all Intel-compatible stuff is more or less interchangeable, doesn't that mean you could get an early build of it running right now on a PC?
Steve Jobs might not approve, but Apple's latest operating system can be installed on any x86 hardware. How well does it function? Read our preliminary labs test to find out.
The fact is that Linux is the perfect answer to proprietary software like Apple. I strongly believe that Linux has shown us a path to achieve that goal of bridging the digital divide. Apple could learn a few things from this.
Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.
I told fairgoers who are ready to buy a new computer to switch to an Apple Macintosh. Apple's computers are based on Unix, a safer operating system than Windows, and they are unaffected by Windows viruses, spyware and zombieware.