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Old 21.10.2010, 17:10
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file/folder/organisational operations, networking/"talking", and generally breaking free of the horrible Jobs hold over my ipod (which I've now binned in frustration). The form factors of apple products are great, and when I can run android on an ipad, I'll buy one of those too.
I found that the need to muck about with folders too much disappeared when Spotlight was introduced. Still, when I do want to make folders I don't see any problem.

I found networking far simpler to set up on Mac OS X than Windows, no idea about Linux.

Can the iPod restrictions be counted as a problem with OS X? That's the same with an iPod on Windows isn't it?
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Old 21.10.2010, 17:16
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what do you need firewire for?
shooting tethered with medium format back, hooking up my many external hard drives(plugging 4+ external hds with a usb hub makes me want to cry it's so freaking slow), video acquisition etc etc
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Old 21.10.2010, 17:19
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Yeah I knew that when making the comment.
Yeah, but Lion isn't introducing restrictions on what can be installed, including Flash.
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Old 21.10.2010, 17:19
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Did anyone notice the ground breaking feature that's coming with Lion?

Full-screen apps. A better way to enjoy the apps you love.

On iPad, every app is displayed full screen, with no distractions, and there’s one easy way to get back to all your other apps. Mac OS X Lion does the same for your desktop. You can bring an app to full screen with one click, switch to another full-screen app with a swipe of the trackpad and swipe back to the desktop to access your multi-window apps. And system-wide support for full-screen apps makes them bigger and more immersive. So you can concentrate on every detail of your work, or play on a grander scale than ever before.

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Old 21.10.2010, 17:30
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Did anyone notice the ground breaking feature that's coming with Lion?

Full-screen apps. A better way to enjoy the apps you love.

On iPad, every app is displayed full screen, with no distractions, and there’s one easy way to get back to all your other apps. Mac OS X Lion does the same for your desktop. You can bring an app to full screen with one click, switch to another full-screen app with a swipe of the trackpad and swipe back to the desktop to access your multi-window apps. And system-wide support for full-screen apps makes them bigger and more immersive. So you can concentrate on every detail of your work, or play on a grander scale than ever before.

yeah. it's called the f11 key.
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Old 21.10.2010, 17:35
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Is it a good idea to get the new Air to run windows 7? Will it run well?
My last generation MBA has a bootcamp partition on it and a Parallels virtual machine. They both work fine for what I use them for: Bootcamp for playing around with my logitech harmony remote as the OSX version of the software doesnt want to work and Parallels for using Newsleecher when Unison is being a pain.

Battery life in Windows 7 doesn't seem as good as in OSX though, presumably because Apple's control over hardware and software leads to more optimised software.
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Old 22.10.2010, 08:31
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

I couldn't resist. Ordered this morning.

13"/2.13GHz/4GB/256GB

I hate apple so don't expect me to get suddenly all fluffy on the Apple threads now.
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Old 22.10.2010, 09:35
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I couldn't resist. Ordered this morning.

13"/2.13GHz/4GB/256GB

I hate apple so don't expect me to get suddenly all fluffy on the Apple threads now.
ha I am waiting for you to turn into a Mac Whore, lets put bets on for the first swoon post
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Old 22.10.2010, 09:38
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

Just saw this.



Die hard mac fan, but I'm not at all tempted by the air, I'm quite happy lugging my huge MBP around for now.
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Old 22.10.2010, 09:39
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I couldn't resist. Ordered this morning.

13"/2.13GHz/4GB/256GB

I hate apple so don't expect me to get suddenly all fluffy on the Apple threads now.
It does look really nice so I'm a bit jealous
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Old 22.10.2010, 09:40
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

On another note comparing this to the Dell Adamo, the MBA really wipes the floor with it.

I'm not sure why anyone even buys an Adamo
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Old 22.10.2010, 10:20
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ha I am waiting for you to turn into a Mac Whore, lets put bets on for the first swoon post
Ha ha, as I said on FB and here, they make great products, mainly for dumbed-down average consumers. But their laptops are tops. Lenovo didn't come through for me in terms of exact specs wanted and some of the other options are plain ugly. In this case, except for outdated CPU, I get exactly what I needed in a nice package. And once in a while one has to pay a premium for such.

But I still have my Linux phone, my Linux desktop, and will use Windows for gaming.
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Old 22.10.2010, 10:23
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

are you calling me dumb? right thats de friending talk

Anyway you protest too much, you have sold out - admit it
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Old 22.10.2010, 10:28
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Anyway you protest too much, you have sold out - admit it
When it comes to pretty little things, we men always sell out.
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Old 22.10.2010, 10:31
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He will start telling us all 'zOMG this MBA is amazing! IT JUST WORKS!.'
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Old 22.10.2010, 13:50
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

The Register has now published a preview/review:

http://www.reghardware.com/2010/10/2...e_macbook_air/
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Old 22.10.2010, 13:54
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He will start telling us all 'zOMG this MBA is amazing! IT JUST WORKS!.'
Not including macs of lore, in the modern era when I got a macbook pro around the time Leopard came out, this was not true. It crashed regularly (due to the wi-fi I believe) and the screen of death was much less colourful than the Windows version. But Leopard was a nasty suprise kinda like Vista.

The 'it just works' just doesn't work anymore. Between Windows, Linux, OS X, things pretty much work these days. I've never had a problem.
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Old 22.10.2010, 13:56
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Not including macs of lore, in the modern era when I got a macbook pro around the time Leopard came out, this was not true. It crashed regularly (due to the wi-fi I believe) and the screen of death was much less colourful than the Windows version. But Leopard was a nasty suprise kinda like Vista.

The 'it just works' just doesn't work anymore. Between Windows, Linux, OS X, things pretty much work these days. I've never had a problem.
Leopard was iffy. Snow Leopard improved matters considerably.

Windows doesn't 'just work' . . . the fact that I can earn a reasonable living making it work is proof.
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Old 22.10.2010, 13:58
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Re: New MacBook Air [Thread Split]

P.S. As suspected, the reason for the old cpu is the desire for the nvidia gpu. Intel doesn't give licenses to nvidia for making chipsets for their current i3/i5/i7 cpus. So one has to use the intel chipset, which unfort has the intel gpu. Adding the nvidia gpu makes it too big for 13" and less. So Apple is forced to use the older core2 if it wants to use an nvida chipset with its gpu.
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P.S. As suspected, the reason for the old cpu is the desire for the nvidia gpu. Intel doesn't give licenses to nvidia for making chipsets for their current i3/i5/i7 cpus. So one has to use the intel chipset, which unfort has the intel gpu. Adding the nvidia gpu makes it too big for 13" and less. So Apple is forced to use the older core2 if it wants to use an nvida chipset with its gpu.
I read another reason . . . the i3's heat profile wouldn't play nicely.
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