Saturday, February 2, 2008

A MacBook Pro Full of… Not Much, Yet

This is my first post using my spiffy new MacBook Pro. It's got a 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 4 GB RAM, and a 200 GB hard drive - quite the improvement over my aging PowerBook G4 (800 MHz G4, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB disk) which I've had for almost 5.5 years.

Alas, I will no longer be able to run OS 9 applications (not that I did that very often). I will also miss having Univers Condensed Oblique keycaps. At least my command keys still have Apple logos on them.

Anyway, so far I've installed, Tunnelblick, and ext2fsx, as well as Ubuntu 7.10 on a 10 GB partition… and that's about it. Oh! And a texinfo version of SICP, complete with ASCII art figures.

For backing up with Time Machine, I got a 1 TB LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ (I liked the name). It came formatted as HFS+ and it lets me use my shiny new FireWire 800 port.

Hurray for new toys. :-)

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