I take another look at the Mac Pro, and how machines Apple made in 2006 are still owning Macs sold today.
It shouldn’t need to happen, but it did. I explain why I had to hack my BIOS, and why it may be relevant to your interests… without knowing before you read this.
Update: This article was written in early 2012. Since then, there are great apps like MLPostFactor that make good on this prediction. See this article for an example and details. If you’re catching this article via search engines, it’s a follow-up to my previous article on the potential for Mountain Lion to run on machines […]
For those of you living under a rock, I’ll prime this article with the information that you should already know. One, there’s a Linux-based platform called MeeGo. Two, it was formed by a partnership between Intel and Nokia. Three, Nokia bailed on it after Microsoft gave them a billion in cash and resources. Four, MeeGo […]
Awhile ago, I lamented Intel’s mismanagement of the Core 2 Solo brand. Intel got tied up in the Atom craze, and the lack of a chip for bridging-the-gap I think hurt the market. First, UMPCs died a quick death, and then there was nothing in between Atom 270/280 crud and a traditional notebook. Worse, Core […]
I know. You may be a guy or gal working in an office. Or, you may be a penny-pinching startup CEO like me. But even I justified paying $275 for an Intel X25-M SSD. And, I’ve got the perfect example of why it makes business sense. Sure, 17 second startups are great. But, I am […]
Remember the Core Solo processor? It was most prominently used in the original Intel-based Mac mini (mostly because it was the first budget Mac using an Intel processor). The Core Solo was used in a lot of mid-range and ultraportable systems. So, when Core 2 Solo came out, I was dismayed to learn it was […]
I am staring at a dead Windows Home Server. And, it appears the latest NVIDIA ForceWare drivers (version 178.24) are to blame. What happens, is that after installing the latest ForceWare drivers, Windows Home Server doesn’t allow users to log in via the Console and Remote Desktop. Yes, a graphics card update that winds up […]
If you’re interested in portable nettop/netbook computers, you may be wondering which is better between the Eee PC 901, Eee PC 1000H, and the Acer Aspire One. I’ve used the Eee PC 901 extensively, and this week, I bought an an Acer Aspire One. Using a crafty coupon at Best Buy, I walked out the […]