Well, the new white MacBook I ordered two weeks ago arrived today– just in time for my last day of work at Texas Tech tomorrow, when I have to turn in my work laptop and other electronic devices. What a beautiful machine this is!
Not only is the speed, screen, keyboard, power plug interface, and larger touchpad amazing– but I can’t believe how easy this upgrade process was. I had not used it before– I just booted my old laptop into “target mode” and all my documents, applications, network settings, and keychain settings (for passwords) copied right over. I had about 30 gigs of stuff, but less than an hour after I started the upgrade process I am using the MacBook and have not missed a beat– haven’t installed a new program, had to do ANYTHING but start working.
This is personal technology at its finest, in my opinion– because it is so simple, powerful, and easy to use. Amazing… Now I just need to install the 2 gigs of RAM that I ordered separately from SmallDog– it was much cheaper than ordering the RAM directly from Apple. I also plan to buy and install Parallels along with WinXP at some point, but since I haven’t purchased any LucasArts PC titles yet (and won’t have any time to mess with that for awhile) that can wait!
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On this day..
- Podcast404: Learning About the Textile Industry Through Object-Based Global Exchange - 2013
- Playing With Media and the Story of the American West - 2012
- iPads and Technology Integration for School Principals #tepsa11 - 2011
- More amazing stopmotion examples - 2009
- Praise for NeoOffice (OpenOffice) and SeaShore (GIMP) - 2008
- links for 2008-06-15 - 2008
- Taxonomy versus Folksonomy - 2007
- NECC 2007 Flickr group and blogging - 2007
- Podcast61: 1:1 Lessons in Bryan, Texas - 2006