Hey Bert, how are you experiencing the heat thing? Any scars on your thighs? Did you do the firmware upgrade? Any problems with the fan going on a lot more (and disrupting important calls on Skype )? [ May 24, 2006: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Hey Pauline -
It does seem to run a little hot, but we didn't get a unit out of the very first batch. So far not too bad, but most of the time when it's running it's sitting on a metal lap thingy that keeps it off the legs and helps disapate heat. We haven't done any upgrades or fixes - it's run very smoothly.
Wow - I gotta say that the new basic level Macbook is pretty sweet - again, I'm very impressed at it's speed, size, looks, and that it can do extented desktop on monitors up to the 23" cinema display.
p.s. We might be coming thru Switzerland in a few weeks - will you be around at the end of June / early July?
Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Yep, I should be. I sent you an email, just let me know!
Originally posted by Vance Chen: Like could we install and run eclipse WTP with Spring, weblogic 8.1, JBoss blah blah blah...etc [...] How are the application compatibility? for example, Firefox, MSN Messenger/Skype, RealPlayer, Nero Buring ROM, WinRAR, BTBitComet, blah blah blah
These things are highly project/tool-specific. For example, you can definitely install Eclipse, Eclipse WTP, Spring, Skype, Firefox and RealPlayer--there are Mac versions for these.
For "heavy" applications, though, you might want to check whether there's a "Universal version" of the application you're interested in--i.e. whether it's running natively on Intel processors or whether it's running on top of the Rosetta emulator.
Having said that, for most applications which don't offer a Mac version, there's some alternative with similar capabilities available.