It is about a month I switched to Mac and it is time to write down some thoughts about the new environment.
Let's start about the hardware: I own now a 13'' Mac Book Pro, the one with 4GB of RAM. If you want to know more about the hardware specifications go to the Apple Store. It has much more horsepower than my 4 years laptop, but not having to deal with a lot of really computational intensive tasks I am not noticing a too big difference.
The only thing in witch it is really better is the bfattery life. I still have to perform some serious tests, but I can go to university without the charger and when I am back home I still have a lot of battery life remaining.
The last thing I have to say about the hardware is that I am loving its design, but I still have to figure out if it would be better with some cool customization like this one.
On the software side I have always been a Windows guy, but thanks to the fact that the most of the time I am at the PC I am using a browser or reading a pdf I am not suffering to much the change of operating system.
Now I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard for every task I have to do, except for a ssh connection to a university pc to do some stuffs on a Linux machine.I hate virtual machines and dual boot, so it is the only solution viable to me.
Mac OS X is a UNIX, but you don't have to use the (hated) terminal every two seconds. You just have to learn the new keyboard shortcuts and that's it.
I am sorry, but now it's time to show you that I am not under the reality distortion field. In the last days I had to face some weird issues that come out to remember me that I was right when I said that the it just works motto was good just for advertising.
I had to brutally reboot my system after I discovered it unable to eject a usb memory stick. Not actually a great task.
I also had to face an iTunes error that prevented me to synchronize my iPod Touch. Not a big deal, but it didn't just work.
To conclude this post I have to confess you the reason of this switch: it was a bargain, with the EUR USD change rate over 1.4, a university discount and the back to school promotion.