I love my Mac. I really can’t imagine going back to windows or even Linux for my desktop at this point. But I’ve got a beef w/ the speed of this sleek little box that I spend the majority of my waking hours in front of. It’s kind of a dog.

I recently put another gig of ram into it, which has kept it from the infernal swapping, but for straight-up development work, it’s just not enough any more. I’d drop the cash on a new laptop today if Apple was selling something half-again as fast, but they aren’t. The clock speed increases aren’t fooling anyone. I need something that feels as fast as the thinkpads my friends are starting to tote around in lieu of their PowerBooks.

So c’mon Apple. Get it together so I can spend money with you again.


  1. David
    Posted August 25, 2005 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    But a Thinkpad, then use one of those hacks to put OS X on it.

  2. Jonas Geiregat
    Posted September 2, 2005 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I can’t image not having linux around for my desktop, I also own a mac but I don’t know , there are alot of things that irritate me, for example I can’t seem to find a decent rss agrregator for MacOSX (I don’t want to pay) alot of applications cost money.
    Now I’m running Gentoo next to MacOSX and I’m quite happy with it.

  3. Posted September 15, 2005 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Did you read the anandtech article about the OS X kernel being slower than linux. They did make a point there and I’m beginning to notice it too. I’m a new convert to OS X and everything rocks but for decent developement work I think the OS is a tad bit slow !!

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