By: L33tdawg (with additional Macbook benchmarks by takizo and spoonfork)
Figure 1: The first boot-up
It’s been a week since I got my grubby hands on the new 15” Apple Macbook Pro’s and I’ve been loving every minute of it. I had initially planned to do a straight-through review but I figured a combination of a review in addition to a user experience report and a listing of some 'essential applications' would probably make for a more interesting read ;) Introduction
The new browser wars are only a week old, but already one participant is suggesting that the two biggest players are trying to divide the world. Last Monday, Apple announced the beta release of Safari 3 for Windows, and by Thursday it said downloads of its new Web browser had already reached one million. On the same Thursday, the Mozilla Foundation's COO charged that Apple is envisioning the Web as the domain of itself and Microsoft, at the expense of open source browsers such as Mozilla's own Firefox.
s the time approaching when Apple will grab a significant share of the enterprise market? The answer is 'yes', according to Joe Habraken, an assistant professor with the University of New England and an author of numerous IT books.
With its science fiction features and high-end price tag, Apple's iPhone may be the ultimate executive toy. All the uber-gadget lacks, according to some security professionals, is executive-level security. And that, they worry, makes the iPhone a hacker's playground.
"It seems Apple is releasing a device with no thought to enterprise security," says Andrew Storms, director of operations of the computer security firm nCircle. "It's going to be entering enterprise networks whether we like it or not, and it's a nightmare for security teams."
ZDNET hackette who sat through Steve Jobs' Nuremberg style rally release of Leopard has dared to come away and say that Apple had copied Vista in its latest release.
After Mary Jo Foley got back to the office and mulled over what she saw, she said that she could not get over the fact that 5,000 WWDC attendees were wetting themselves about technologies in Leopard that already existed in Windows Vista.
In fact, she claimed, Vista looked pretty darn up-to-date in comparison to Leopard.