Title reference, the new Apple Intel ad.
I got my Apple iMac Core Duo today. Couldn’t wait and hooked it up at work. Not that I’ve been a fan of Mac for long, but it’s gratifying that, despite the usual animosity on both sides of the fence, my coworkers were sufficiently jealous that I had the thing. Typically once people see the ‘other side’, whether that’s Mac or Windows, they realize that things aren’t all that different/bad.
At any rate, so far my impressions are extremely good. Performance is extraordinary compared to the Mac Mini that I was using, and the monitor is crisp and bright. I haven’t run into any problems thus far with this being an Intel architecture, other than a game (X-Plane) that isn’t Universal Binary yet. That will change in the coming weeks. I think iPhoto’s performance could be better, but then again who doesn’t? Everything else seems to work gorgeously! Apple makes a darned beautiful, sleek, and simple product.
Now that the Mac is my ‘primary’ system, I’m hoping to spend more time in X-Code teaching myself development beyond the world of Web/server side scripting.