iThought that i would write a little bit about boot camp, vista, and the latest and greatest macbook released by apple about 1 month ago.
For the uninitiated, it is awesome. It is Windows on your mac and able to use all your RAM, your Core Duo 2, YOUR L2 667 mhz front side bus, all of it. Blazing fast OS.
How does it work?
Easy, you hold down the Alt/option key when turning on your machine, this will give you the option to select the any part of your partitioned drive, in my case, Windows Visata Business & OS X Tiger. You could of course put Ubuntu, or another Linux based operating system, but really, why?
The two main operating systems out their for consumers in Windows & OS X, both with good features, but both with shortcomings. Here are some of Vista’s and i’ll discuss the features missing in OS later this year, just not today.
Microsoft Vista on Macbook.
Have a Dell? A Thunkpad? There are all the same, except that they can’t fun OS X, the world’s most advanced operating system, and for the consumer, i’d have to agree.
Vista leaves alot to be desired, so much in fact, it makes me miss XP a bit, Vista is very flashy, yet “tinney” so the glitz feels more like an old vegas makeover than the construction of the new OS strip. For instance, some of the volume controls feel like they are imported from a 1999 developers conference when on-line volume control was being touted as replacing buttons industry wide.
All the cool feautred i have seen advertised as airports, on tv, the web, everywhere fal really fricking short, there is just no “wow” factor, it s big time case of over compensating what it lacks… innovation. Now really overall, who cares that much about an operating system except that you will want to have things secure and function properly, hey if a compan throws in “paint” all the better.
Well i have driver issues right away, even after the express MSFT update, and even an issue getting adobe flash to just work… stupid no? Well, it’s the same old thing. i think Microsoft is capable of an incredible operating system and on the whole think Windows is alright, but Vista is really just Window with more paint on it.
Is it safer? i hope so, it seems so, but it is not as safe as OS X. Files don’t tranfer as easily, and asisde form the dashboard, (whoops, i mean gadagets) on the side, everything is better from a funtional standpoint in OS X. Add stacks, spaces, ichat, mail, and the whole list in Leopard and it is not even close as to which system should be your primary.
Is Vista a waste of Money?
Not entirely, I have the high-end business account and see no reason why it is better than the budget version, i got a deal, so the price wasn’t important to me, but choosing the right OS when saving data and surfing the web is. So no, it is likley not a waste of money if you need it for work or a special service like Vongo downloads, but dang, is it a waste of time? Yeah, Vista is pretty much a waste of time.
It’s hard to believe that the macbook is not called the macbook pro. It is just as fast in most applications, has a better battery life, a better heat distribution case, an easier keyboard than the high end Apple model, and even the lowest of the low comes with N-capale wifi streaming, isight, and a core duo 2 processor with a big front side bus and L4 cache. The macbook has a 13.3 inch screen which is still better than the former ibook and really it is faster than the powerbook. It’s an imac on the go, its peppy, its zippy, and i will only use it another operating system when it is absolutely vital. All macbooks burns CDs, other notebooks, and OS X rips Vista too: better battery life , faster boot/close times and basically unlike Vista OS X doesn’t suck.