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The world may now end

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Holy freakin’ crap, Batman.

This just in:

I’ve finally done it and went and bought a new (well, refurbished) Powerbook. 15″ beautiful widescreen. 1.5G processor. 1G of RAM. 80G of 5400-rpm hard drive sweetness. Superdrive (DVD burner, etc.). All for the unbelievable price of $1499 (plus $59 for the second 512 megs of RAM).

This thing rocks my world in amazing ways.

I believe that this has always been one of the signs that the world will soon be ending. You know… Jason buys a powerbook, cats and dogs living together… MASS hysteria.

WOOOOT!! I love this machine!

I’ve just spend the entire evening repartitioning the hard drive to give Mac OS X 45 gigs and Linux the rest, as well as re-installing OS X and then installing SuSE 10 PPC onto the hard drive. The Linux install was a little bit more painful than I thought it would be. And for some reason, the built-in ethernet (yes, I know–not the Airport card–the old-fashioned RJ-45 port) card won’t get a DHCP address.

But I am tickled pink by this. I am absolutely loving OS X.

Watch this space for more details of my new life as a Mac user, as well as my upside-down, turned-all-crazy life as a moving-to-Rhode-Island CVS IS Architect.

Author: Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper

My name is Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper. I am the ring leader of the amazing Kasper family. I am unashamedly a Christian Nerd. These are our stories....

4 Comments

  1. Congrats! I’m certain you will love it, but there will invariably be parts that you won’t like too. And I’m not surprised to see that you allocated space for that other “crutch” operating system.

    Just taking digs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Haw Haw. Crutch, huh? =:)

    I’ll say that there are definitely things that I’m not used to quite yet, including:

    – no virtual desktops
    – no focus-follows-mouse
    – case insensitive, yet case-preserving filesystem (WTF???)

    Hm. That’s all the comes to mind at the moment. All in all though, this is one sweet, sweet machine and an equally sweet OS. =:) It’s just sad that it had to take me leaving your company for this revelation to take place. =:////

  3. Yes, w00t is one phrase that comes to mind.

    Glad you’re enjoying it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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