I don’t mean to be impolite, but in some ways, the Apple kingdom just sucks. Did you notice that there’s no toolbar button in Safari to open a new tab? Well, you can get one by installing a third-party software that does it. I am not sure if there is free (as in beer) software that does this, but I stopped looking when I found a website asking for ten bucks to add that stupid little button.
Can you imagine what that sounds like? “Hey, guess what, Joe! I installed this awesome software! … What does it do? … Oh, you know, it adds this button in my browser to open a new tab…yeah, it’s awesome, I know…”
Are you freakin’ kidding me?
The title of this post was supposed to be “I Have A Macbook Pro Now”, but this one seemed just as appropriate. I am one of those guys who watches in disdain as others argue about “being a PC” or “being a Mac” (it’s Linux all the way for me, baby) but then I figured one must try everything in life. Yeah, I know I’m twisting a perfectly legitimate philosophy for the sake of personal gain, but this is my blog after all. Live with it.
Even the village idiot would have figured out by now that I’ve purchased a new Macbook Pro. I haven’t used a Mac before, except on rare occasions, so I’m still learning. That being said, there isn’t much to learn, apart from keyboard shortcuts. This operating system is Unix-y enough for me to feel comfortable — for example, I copied over my zshrc file from my desktop to the laptop, and voila! I have a terminal that behaves exactly like the one on my good ol’ Gentoo box.
One of the disadvantages of being a Mac user though, is that almost every silly piece of software costs $20 or more. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that almost everything comes out of the box, except for Office software (no problem though, grab a copy of OpenOffice.org before they run out of copies). But I guess that’s a totally different world, where software is free (as in speech).…