Well, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a MacBook Pro. My initial impressions are:
- Wow, this is really nice hardware.
- Wow, this thing is tough. I think it could stop a bullet.
- Wow, this thing is very light.
- Wow, it sure is easy to get Vista up and running!
- Wow, the OS X disc actually has all the bootcamp drivers and what-not built in to it now.
- Hmm, so they still haven’t added a right mouse button?
- Hmm, how many ways is OS X going to tell me "Welcome" before I can use my computer?
- Wtf, why are so many people crazy about OS X?
- Wtf, could they make application installation any less intuitive? (before you comment, yes, once you read the directions, it is easy and I’m sure it’s swell once you get used to it, but if I have to read directions, it is by definition NOT intuitive)
- Wtf, I have to put two fingers on the trackpad and then click in order to do a right-click in Vista?
So yeah, my summary impression: the hardware is great, OS X is crap, right mouse buttons should be mandated by federal law. It’s like they threw out everything that makes Windows suck, then threw out everything that makes Windows great, then added in another giant helping of suck.
As Alex said, (paraphrasing) Apple is about being different, not better.
Now I need to find a nice big Windows sticker to affix over the top of this Apple logo…
Lol. Devs at one of the shops I used to work at would acquire and place the Apple stickers over the dell/hp/ibm emblems on their laptops.
Do the power books run cooler than other laptops you’ve owned, or is that just Apply fan-boy hype from my Apple-loving friends. I almost got a power book about this time last year but ended up going with a Dell because it was cheaper. You get what you pay for 🙂
I’ve actually found the laptop to be blistering hot, but to be fair, the only use it’s seen so far has been intense. Lots of installing apps and playing games. It may do just fine with a more typical usage scenario, but I definitely wouldn’t want to play World of Warcraft with the thing sitting directly on my lap.