You’re reading the first post written on the new MacBook I purchased last night. Right out of the box, things seem to have worked. I had a bit of difficulty getting online with the AirPort card, but that was due to my own ignorance. It’s been 17 years since I last used a Mac, so this is definitely going to take some getting used to.
In 1989, I bought a Macintosh SE after I got divorced (I needed something to assuage my pain.). At the time, it was state of the flippin’ art. It had a (large for the time) 40MB hard drive, and it ran at the blazing speed of 8Mhz. You could take a shower and have lunch in the time it took to print a 10-page document. And because it had no spooling utility, if you were printing you could forget about doing anything else until the print job was completed. Looking back, the Mac SE was about as powerful as a mechanical pencil, but it was fun. Hopefully, it will be fun this time around as well.
The down side is that, as far as Adam and Eric are concerned, I’ve made a deal with the Devil His Own Self. Perhaps I have, but my God, it feels good to be free of Windows! I spend my workday wrestling with a Windows laptop that I detest with every fiber of my being. It’s slow, clunky, and…did I mention slow? At least the MacBook works like it’s supposed to.
I know there are going to be a lot of little things I’m going to have to figure out…like how do I expand a Safari window to full-screen? Let the fun begin….