Tonight I went to a presentation by Apple’s Berkeley campus representatives. And, on the whole, it was lame. I spent two hours listening to lame answers to questions that I could have answered better. At least being mad at the presenter kept me from thinking too much about other things. When it finally came time for the demo, it wasn’t the Golden Master OS X that I was expecting, but rather build 4K70. The darned representative pretty much said “I was too lazy to put the GM on here.” Blamph. Mac OS X comes out in a mere 10 days — I should have just waited it out. The only new piece of information I got out of the presentation was that build 4K82 was the build that was declared the GM. The presenter was cool because he showed us something as he said “I’m not supposed to be showing you this.” But other than that he yammered and stammered and was trapped by my wiley co-workers.
And while I saw a lot I liked in 4K70, I also still saw a lot I didn’t like. I’ll still install it on March 24th, though, because OS X is the reason I got my PowerBook.
Wow, according to this article, if everyone used Macs instead of power sucking x86 chips, it’d have a big impact on California’s power problems. And apparently California is going to do something about it, though I can’t find any news sites that confirm this article. Well, we’ll see if the story is real or not. Still, that’s a lot of power going to waste. Maybe this whole power crisis will make Intel realize their mistakes.
Reading this article about the future of nVidia graphics on the Mac gives me a reason to hold out for awhile for future PowerBooks. nVidia graphics are something that I really like, so this is the sort of rumor that will keep me waiting.
However, I love the TiBook case just as much as I love my PowerBook G3 case, so I really hope the TiBook case sticks around as long as the PowerBook G3 case did. If the TiBook case is gone by the time nVidia graphics come around, I might just have to pick up a used TiBook because it’s so awesome.
But I’m talking about things that are probably about a year away, so I’m going to go back to being hungry and yet too lazy to get up and get some food.
Following a link about the rumor of Microsoft buying Bungie (It’s a Rumor. No worries. While it’d make sense for Microsoft to try, they’ll never suceed, because Bungie is a private company and would never sell out. And if they did, I’ll eat my hat.) I ended up at a Mac News site called As the Apple Turns. As it Turned out, it’s a pretty cool site offering some nice opinions of the kind that seems to be less common in the Mac world these days.