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Tag: macbook pro

Tag Archives: macbook pro

That means no iTunes movie purchases for me.

Ever. Sheerly out of principle. This is from a Macbook Pro “late 2008” connected to a Samsung HDTV over VGA because all of my HDMI ports are taken.

December 24, 2009 | Computers | 1 comment

Of MacBook Pros and Hard Drive swapping

I don’t think Apple really thought this one through. The new MacBooks and MacBook Pros have easily replaceable hard drives. This is one of the things that really made me want to get one as I wanted to have a dedicated Linux hard drive to play around on and not bork my main work drive […]

March 5, 2009 | Computers | 6 comments

MDS (Spotlight) and Parallels

I was having an annoyance on my MBP for a while where MDS (Spotlight) would start indexing and try to hijack the machine… it was working hard and at random intervals. Then it hit me… Parallels was typically active at the same time (despite Windows being "idle" inside the VM), usually jumping to about 25-25% […]

October 12, 2007 | Computers | 1 comment

Tight lips lose Apple business

Though I realize that they’re not perfect and that there is plenty of room for improvement, I do love Apple’s products. That said, they have some stupid practices. Being tight lipped about every aspect of products in development is one of them, and today it cost them 18 laptop purchases and guaranteed that there wouldn’t […]

December 15, 2006 | Computers | 6 comments