With rumours circulating in the last couple of months of Apple’s plans to open new stores in Sydney, I wonder if this will mean a vastly improved customer experience at the store level. If it is, then it will be the one-stop shop for all my Apple needs (everyone has an Apple need, right?).
Right after I had had enough of Knoppix in a PMI (poor man’s install) configuration, I decided to look for something better. While Knoppix was a great beginning and an eye-opener to what could be achieved in a well-configured Linux laptop, it was not enough. It did not allow for software install (well, without a lot of difficulties anyway) and everything I worked on had to be saved onto an external USB drive.
Having three notebook computers has its own problems. My main notebook at the moment is the Macbook that I purchased nearly 11 months ago. It has been a solid companion of mine in doing teaching work and general everyday computing. Then I have my old Dell Inspiron 8600 which functions similarly to an everyday desktop computer. It is also the machine on which I play games such as Colin McRae and Medal of Honor (not the latest ones, of course).