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June 27, 2007

Offtopic: Thinkpad out, Macbook pro in

I finally made the jump then, my 17" Macbook pro with 4GB of ram, 2.4Ghz core duo is arriving tomorrow and I'll be returning my current Thinkpad Z61p. I guess ObjectGrid will be running on Macs soon...

I'll be using parallels as my virtualization solution, the 4gb of ram will help there. I just made a VM running Windows XP with MQSI Event Broker installed to do some ObjectGrid integration with Event Broker so that work will get prototyped on a mac of all places as one of the first projects.

Anyway, I'll post the experience here as it unfolds.

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Billy, virtualbox is very good free virtualisation for Linux, Windows and OSX.

http://virtualbox.org/

Posted by: Paul Anderson | Jun 27, 2007 1:01:27 AM

Really interested to see what happens here. I'll probably lobby for this myself if you like it.

Posted by: Rob | Jun 27, 2007 6:57:09 AM

VMWare has a beta of VMWare for Mac - I think it's called Fusion. I've been using it for a while, and it's quite nice.

Posted by: Patrick Mueller | Jun 27, 2007 7:58:56 AM

I have also just ordered a MacBook Pro (although not as a work machine). I opted not to get the 4Gb RAM upgrade as it is £480 (or around $960).

I hope I have not made a bad decision.

Posted by: Alasdair Nottingham | Jun 28, 2007 9:17:22 AM

Alasdair, the 2g sticks are only about US$130 from newegg, for example, so you could just throw away what came in the machine and go to 4gb for less than US$300.

I have one generation back (max 3gb), so went from 2 to 3 with one stick, huge difference in performance. Also longer battery life (disk doesn't spin as often).

Posted by: Bob Lozano | Jul 12, 2007 4:36:49 PM

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