It’s been a little more than a week since the Fedex man dropped off my new Santa Rosa Macbook Pro with the Intel Penryn processor. I had dreams of replacing the Mac OS with Windows Vista but decided to try the OS X for a week to see what the fuss was all about. Boy, am I glad I did. OS X kicks Windows ass!
I now understand why Mac sales are growing at a rate higher than the PC industry. The Mac OS is superior to Windows in almost every way. Because Apple makes both the hardware and software, the Mac just works – there are no compatibility issues to deal with. The system has not crashed once since I had it – not even during the time when I accidentally opened 30 Quicktime windows.
One of my biggest reasons for getting a Mac was that it can run Windows. This is a huge selling point for Windows users – knowing that they can load Vista if they so desired. I think it’s a key reason why Mac sales have been so great. However, once you live with the Mac OS for a little while, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. I will not be installing Vista on this Macbook.
Publish Videos Direct To YouTube with iMovie
If you’re into shooting videos, you’ll love the Macbook Pro. The built in iSight camera and iMovie software allows you to shoot, edit and publish your video direct to Youtube. It makes Windows Movie Maker look like a joke! The setup is perfect for the video podcaster. Here’s a little video I put together with Ashley using the iSight and iMovie. The entire process from filming to YouTube took 10 minutes.