STMA STMA : This Post Written From A Mac

Yes, yes, I have fallen to Steve Jobs’ evil empire… I bought a MacBook. It’s the lower-end of the two new aluminum 13” laptops. And it’s a thing of beauty. The one thing I regret about it is that my local PX didn’t have any with the backlit keyboard available.

So small, so light… battery life of four to five hours… BluetoothEnergy Star qualified… there’s no way I could have gotten all the features of my new MacBook from another retailer. After my abysmal experience with the T-6330U, I was ready to pay well for a new laptop, and pay I did… $1,299. But the hardware is so beautiful.

Don’t get me wrong; the software is nice too, but I’m not a huge fan - at the moment - of the OS X look and feel. At some point in the near future there will be a Fedora-On-A-Mac experiment. However, I can say that I’ve never had a computer that was this easy and this painless to set up before. Did I mention that the keyboard is a joy to use and the machine is virtually silent?

Yes, yes, they have me. I bought a Mac today.

Here’s how to run Fedora 10 on an aluminum MacBook, or how to run Ubuntu 9.04.