Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I own the Mac; it does not own me!

For the first time ever, I have now become a Mac owner. Just because Macs are so incredibly expensive I didn't buy a G5. I managed to find a 1.25 Ghz G4 at Fry's for a good price, so I got that.

Actually, I made the last entry and am now making the current entry on said Mac. The only strange thing is that the colors are different on the blog. Only slightly, but different.

Now, there are a number of things I like. The built in networking is nice. I was able to turn the computer on and it automatically saw my Netgear wireless router and I was ready to go.

It is very thin. That's cool. Very thin and light. Aesthetically it is also very pleasing.

And, of course, Firefox runs on it! That's a must for any good OS :)

But no, I don't plan on converting to avid Mac-ism. I don't like it that much and I can't justify spending this much money on hardware. But, I need to do cross-platform software development for biblical studies, so it only made sense to actually get one.

I started the process of getting Mono up and ready to go. Mono itself is installed but I'm in the process of getting Monodevelop up and running. I'll report when that's done.


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