Monday, August 7, 2006

Apple WWDC 2006 is costing me money

The Apple World Wide Developer's Conference started up today. Amidst a flurry of announcements, Apple finally let the cat out of the bag on the Intel-based replacement to the PowerMac G5, dubbed simply the Mac Pro.

I like what I see.

We're in the middle of re-designing our home office. We've got an old PC running Windows using a crappy monitor. And, being a major supported of Apple products, I currently own a PowerBook G4 15" and an iBook 14". Now, we've thought about upgrading the Windows-based PC to be something more current. I say, why bother? I don't want to buy another license of Windows ever. Better to buy a new Apple Mac Pro beefy desktop, run Parallels or VMware for Mac OS X on it, and do a simple Physical-2-Virtual (P2V) conversion of the Windows system into a virtual machine. Then donate the old Windows PC hardware (after wiping the disk) to charity.

So, that's the plan.

Now, to go buy the just-announced Mac Pro. Oops. The Apple Store (online) says:

Looks like they are rolling out the new goodies as we speak. No worries. Since I have N.A.D.D., I can keep myself busy until such time as I can place the order.

Wait right here...

Since I am a File System geek at heart (I've written whole filesystems from scratch and hold 10 filesystem patents), I love the new addition of the Time Machine support in Leopard. I will certainly come to rely on that feature!

Excellent blog coverage of WWDC at The Daily Mac.

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