Today morning I bought the new Mac OS X version 10.6, named Snow Leopard, at Canadian $ 40.00 with taxes. The installation is really simple. You just pop the disk in, select a couple of options and then about 40 minutes later, you are good and running the new OS.
Here are a few pictures and screen shots (click on the image for viewing in original size).
Rafe Needleman of CNET News.com posted this article telling us all that how hard it was for him to switch to Mac after being a Windows guy for 20 years, and then this article about how, finally he has found a way to make them live side by side in harmony.
Now here is a thing with Blogs (specially the popular ones). Lot’s of people read them and these kinds of posts help them make opinions about the products being discussed. And if the dude writing the post is as noob as finding these instructions of moving iTunes library from PC over to the Mac scary, then it is totally irresponsible journalism.
Of course OS X’s user interface is different than Windows; it is meant to be so; the reason behind it’s existence. So if you are switching from PC to Mac then just watch a video and read some instructions at Apple’s site. It’s not that hard, in-fact it is easier than trying to find the right “Anti-Virus + Spyware + Computer Security Suite” (plus the right photo or video management program) for the shiny new PC you just bought. And if you are a programmer or a student taking up computer science, Xcode is free.
Everyone wants this one
It’s been some days since the Mac celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Read the stories of the readers of CNET.com writing about their memories of the best computer ever, The Macintosh.
Also by CNET, a gallery of photos of Mac through the years.
I usually use two wireless networks, my home and university, to browse Internet.
In my university I have been assigned a specific IP address and connect to the Internet through a proxy server where as at home I simply let my router assign me settings via DHCP. On a Mac, it is really easy to make a profile for a specific network rather than input the settings manually every time (Windows eh..) we are in a different network. We can make as many network profiles as we need to and assign the network settings in them. So whenever you go to the particular location, just select the profile from the network preference pane. It’s that simple!
Let’s see how:
Select the ‘Network’ pane from System Preferences.
In the ‘Locations’ drop down menu, select the option ‘Edit Locations’.
Introduction to Ruby for Mac OS X : The Principle of Least Surprise by Jim Menard
This course is from The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, and is the complete video recording of lectures in progress. It is free to download to everyone everywhere regardless of whether you have an iTunes store account or not. I have gone through 25 out of 46 available lectures till now and I find it really excellent with the tutor keeping the students very interested in the stuff being taught while maintaining a real interactive note throughout. The image below describes the course in full.
Click on the image to view it in full size.
Since the rollout of Leopard update 10.5.6 it is now possible to enable the four finger gestures that the new ‘unibody MacBook Pro’ has built in. It is a very simple process and should work for everybody if you follow the instructions correctly. I myself did it and it worked perfectly well.
The AnandTech staff compared the 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz models of MacBook Pro back in February which are the same processors offered in the recent releases as well. The MacBook Pro has 2.4GHz or 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors with 3MB or 6MB L2 cache respectively.
I really like this application (for Mac) Keycue; it helps you to use the Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.