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Well, I trashed my MacBook Pro

In Apple, Technology on August 2, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Well, I totally trashed my new Macbook Pro and it’s sitting in my local Apple Store as I write this blog post. I don’t have FTP access to my site’s server so I’m blogging off my iPod Touch with the WordPress app in the App Store. I trashed my EFI bootloader for OS X because I experimented a little too much with my Linux partition and blew my whole system to hell. So now I’m stuck with an old Ubuntu machine and my iPod. Belive me, I love the touchscreen QWERTY keyboard, but it wasn’t made for blogging. Now my fingers are tired and so am I. So alas, RIP to my OS X files and hello to a new installment of OS X, let’s see what the future holds for you.

Peek at Apple’s new ‘Snow Leopard’, not much on the surface

In Apple on June 21, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Engadget reports that there have been leaks of Snow Leopard’s new Safari 4.0. It shows the ability to create web clips, so you can download any website functionality right on to your drive. This will be great for Google Docs and Blist. It seems as if Snow Leopard’s upgrades from Leopard will be in the engine and not the paint, though. Nothing seems to have changed much, and it seems like just one big upgrade for Leopard, hence the lack of creativity in the name, with just four letters and a space added. Apple fanboys, such as myself, drool over this picture of “Safari 4.0” and Microsoft fannies, ahem, well, you’re in the wrong place.

Buy a Mac, get an iPod

In Apple on June 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

It’s true, Apple is offering, until September 15, a free 8GB iPod Touch or iPod Nano when college students buy a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac. They can also get up to $300 off the actual computer and up to $80 off AppleCare. The rumors have been circling around for months now, and they were 100% true, congrats college students, you now have Apple’s blessing. To see the offer on the Apple website click here.

Apple reaches $154 billion, Ubuntu to become the most popular Linux distribution?

In Apple, Linux/Unix, Technology, Ubuntu on May 14, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Well, well, it’s Apple’s time of year, because they just reached $154 billion! That’s one monster sized company, they are worth more than Google Corp. and Yahoo! Inc (Well we all knew the latter). Their enormous size comes from the stunning success of their iPods, iTunes, and the growing popularity of Mac’s and OSX. As for Ubuntu. Ubuntu has been one of the fastest growing Linux distributions out there, why? Because it is easy to use, and a WIndows user can adapt quite easily to it. It also has the capabilities of Linux with the simplicity and functionality of a Windows machine. This combination of abilities has easily driven Ubuntu to one of the top Linux distributions in terms of use. All I can say is, “Go Ubuntu!”. That is all.

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