Sunday, January 15, 2006

Hell has officially frozen over

It finally happened. A Intel chip is driving a mac. I never thought I would actually see it but there is a new apple laptop and iMac that are running intel based chips. They claim the MacBook Pro is 4x faster than the old PowerBook but I wonder what kind of battery life it will have.

By far what I'm most excited about is the new power connector on the MacBook Pro. I must be a computer nerd to be excited about a power connector, right? Well hopefully everyone else will think its a great idea too. Everyone who has ever snagged or had someone trip on the powercord will appreciate this new connector.

I wonder how much longer they will sell machines with PPC processors. I know that I love my iBook but I would really like to see what the intel ones are like. Imagine a laptop running both OSX and Windows. I've heard the new macs can't run windows because they don't have a BIOS but I'm sure that someone will figure it out. Apple has already said they won't stop anyone from trying to install Windows on their mac.

Mac software on a PC would be nice. Apple seems pretty dead set against letting people put OSX on generic hardware. They say they are a hardware vendor not a software one. But if more people were using OSX how would that be a bad thing?

And now for your random link of the day. Impress your girlfriend by trying something other than the missionary position

2 comments:

Brandon said...

That power cord is so innovative. I love it. With that said, I'm not sure I'll be buying an Apple notebook anytime soon. I'm hoping the switch to Intel will help lower prices in the long run, but we'll see.

Dirk the Feeble said...

A laptop running OSX and Windows? I think I just sprayed my shorts - that is way too much Awesome for me to handle.