MacCast Special – Mactel Log Part 1
Written by: Adam Christianson
Listen to today’s show here!
MC20050621SP1.mp3 [24.7mb 54:00 64kbps]
A special edition of the MacCast. This is part 1 of a conversation I recorded with Adrian Bacon of the Apple Log, Microsoft Log and Linux Log. We discuss Apple’s switch to Intel based processors and Adrian brings a nice PC Geek perspective to the conversation. Enjoy!
Thanks, Adam. I enjoyed both episodes as I was running errands tonight.
I’ve got mixed feelings about the Intel thing; but I couldn’t let Adrian’s statement about battery life of Intel laptops pass without comment. I have used numerous Intel laptops, at work and home; and have tried my best to do the right thing by the batteries; but have never had one that will run consistently off the grid for two hours. An hour and 1/2 is about average. On the other hand, the three Mac laptops I have used; an iBook and two Powerbooks, consistently get 2 1/2 to 3 hours of runtime off the grid. Moreover, the battery measurements on the Macs are reliable. I run them down to the “You are running on reserve power” warning without fear. The Intel laptops, on the other hand were subject to shutting down sometimes without warning, when the battery icon showed lots of charge, etc. That may be Windows fault, not Intel’s; but that’s what happens. THANKS FOR A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Excellent, excellent discussion – I thought I’d heard enough of the great debate but some really useful info here from 2 people who really know their stuff!
I don’t mean to be picky…
But you said last year Steve said that we’d have 3GHz G5’s in 12 months. The fact is that it was June 2003 (two years ago) when Steve made the ill-fated prediction and now IBM is ONE YEAR LATE and counting.
Out of a possible 10 geeks, that show was 9 geeks.
I think a can speak for all and say that these double shows make-up for all the late ones in the past – All sins have been forgiven.
Good work and again, Great Show!