But it's a happy epilogue to my search for a new laptop and it's brief -- only a thousand words long, one pic's worth:
I don't know if it is visible, but yes, my Mac is running Windows. Rely on Windows for the dependable computing, it says, and I agree. I am used to XP and like it. It makes my job easier. Giving Windows a small locked room somewhere within the magnificent Mac architecture -- even better.
About the only minus about the white Macbook 2.16 GHz, which I bought yesterday, is that you have to decide what to put in that small room (called a partition) and what to leave out.
The Macbook runs Windows blazingly fast, just as fast as any PC. Probably better. I don't really see any arguments why not to buy a Mac at this point. Though, on balance, there are a few limitations -- it should be possible to open the screen further than 135 degrees, since it is glossy and glare can be an issue. And well, the glossy screen as such...why? People seem to like them, but I see no advantages and a couple possible disadvantages. Also, it was not possible to use the Mac to watch an .avi movie file right out of the box, there was a hunt for drivers and codecs. Avi and DivX are so widespread that Quicktime which comes installed should be able to handle it as is.
As is obvious, Morgan's more of a oldschool boy, he's not yet too interested. As long the Mac doesn't compete for attention from Mom. But during special time today we stopped into the Apple Store in Pioneer Place and checked out some interactive Dr. Seuss.
By providing a free wireless mouse, Apple has found a nice way around the problem of having a small kid actually handle your laptop computer.
And the built in webcam demonstrated: