Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MacBook Air

The world's thinnest notebook.  I have to admit, this notebook is
pretty impressive.  One of the best at the $1,800 price limit.  But its features, how much
of its new?  And yes, I'm sorry if I'm raining on your parade.

Indeed, Intel
went way out of their way to make that super-mini Core 2 Duo Processor.  Good Job Intel, I salute
your efforts.  It has a rather large battery (as shown in the keynote demo), a very small
motherboard, a full size keyboard, and a lovely display.  It is indeed, a work of art.

One of the main things that bugged me, was the wireless Optical drive.  It is, indeed, a
wonderful idea.  But its nowhere near new.  As any technology enthusiast knows, Macintosh
OS X is modified from the FreeBSD system.  While doing some hacking around inside of my
step-father's mac, I noticed that it uses the Samba program.  Samba is a program used in Linux,
Unix, BSD, (and macintosh) operating systems for file-sharing and networking and all that good jazz.

*Nix mounts CDs/DVDs to a certain folder, such as /media/cdrom or /media/dvd or any other possible
mount point that the operating system or user specifies.  And Samba, can quite easily share this
system over the network.

I'm assuming (now its not know because nobody has the Windows
disk for the MacBook Air, seeing as it doesn't ship for two weeks), that it includes a modified version of
Samba made for Windows, and that all it really is a hacked version of Samba.

It was just
a little something that bugged me, but that's not to say that the MacBook Air is not an impressive machine. 
I'd be lying if I said that, it is a VERY impressive machine.  I want one ;). 

So, that's my take on the Remote Disc feature of the MacBook Air.  I don't really have
much to say right now, I'm just blogging away, heh.  Its currently 12:37 am CST, I'm watching the
end of the Apple Keynote over QuickTime right now on my wonderful Windows Vista computer, and I just felt
like I had to blog about it.  So, there you go.

Maybe tomorrow I'll post some
real content, eh?