This is one righteous machine. From it's aluminum case to high res screen, the fit and finish on this product (as Mac zealots will attest) is second to none. I have been a Unix geek cloaked in Windows skin for many years now. Having recently become a Ruby convert and a conversation with Chad Fowler got me re-thinking about why I have been stuck in the Windows mud for so long.
After booting up and filling in the few screens of config information (I like the rotating entry form boxes, very cool), I was up and running in about 5 minutes, on my wireless network and downloading updates.
I am planning to document my conversion right here in the ol' blog, trials, successes, and foibles all.
First things I'm missing are:
- No start bar. I'll have to get used to a new way of navigating and creating shortcuts to my favorite applications.
- No right button. I like the pop-up menus available with the right mouse click. I use it often (for instance to pull the image link off the Apple site from above) and will have to figure out its analog on the Mac.
- The rich edit field. Is missing in Safari, so am coding this up in html by hand. I will probably download Firefox because I miss my Firefox extensions as well.
- The Dashboard. With a click I can pull up an assortment of tools, sticky notes, etc. Very useful.
- The terminal. Yes! Thankfully, I'm back in unix land.