I didn't get to unpack the new Apple MacBook until 6:00 PM last night and was too tired to do much more than get it plugged in and wired up. That was challenge enough: we still haven't fully unpacked from moving so just finding an ethernet cable took half an hour.
But it is up and running. I decided not to use the Migration Assistant: I like a fresh start. It's annoying in some ways because I'll be constantly going back to get things I need, but I won't be cluttering this machine up with tons of junk I do not want and will never miss.
I did make on exeception and scp'd my "work" directory, which is the parent folder for all projects. There's some junk in there too, but it would be far too time consuming to take that stuff "as needed".
The only software I have installed so far is Firefox. That's a PPC app, so it needs to run under Rosetta. Its initial launch from the Dock was very slow; so slow that I thought it had crashed between launch bounces. But subsequent launches aren't noticeably slower than they are n my iBook, and once it is running t seems fine. Safari, on the other hand, snaps to near immediate attention when launched.
I have several projects to work on today, and a dentist appointment at 2:00, so I won't be doing much more with this for now. I'll be using it for the projects, but none of those require adding anything new, so it won't be doing much.
I do notice from typing this up that I need to bang a little harder on the keyboard; I'm missing keystrokes now and then. It doesn't feel any different, but it must be just a little stiffer.
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