Saturday, June 16, 2007

First thoughts on Mac

I already have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 5100 (p4@2.4GHz, 1.25GB RAM, 40GB HDD). Being a Dell, it has got its own problems. Personally, I wont really complain about the machine, it has served well during the past years.

However, with my new needs coming in for a second laptop (many small reasons), I have to look for a suitable one.

From the background I come from, a new pc/laptop by default means a Windows based one. Recently, Linux has emerged as another choice, but only among technical people who have a flair for experimenting and need the unix like environment for programming. However, Linux has not yet made its mark as the desktop operating system choice . Perhaps upcoming years will add the maturity, to make it usable by an end user.

A colleague at office has been advocating Mac very strongly (he already has one). After looking at the macbook that he has, I was forced to think, Is it not worth it...

Thats when I started looking at the apple website and comparing technical specifications.

At the same time, I posted my dilemma to certain groups at the usenet forums.

Here are the threads...

Post at comp.sys.mac.advocacy

Post at comp.sys.mac.apps

Post at comp.sys.mac.system

Will continue posting more of my experiences...

raghav..

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