Being two weeks without “permanent computer home” and living among old Helios, MacMini, temp repair and Web was interesting experience. I certainly remember most of my Web passwords (again).
Got my new MacBook Pro replacement yesterday. Pretty sweet upgrade: quad-core i7 @ 2.4, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD 7200 RPM, Thunderbolt. Noticeably faster but also a bit louder - runs fans more often, maybe it is just while Spotlight does index everything ?
It came with Lion, so I am staying. I will not bother to do Java 5 - Cineplex is moving to ATG10, B2B will be ATG 10, so it is time to leave it behind.
After some contemplation whether start from scratch I decided to restore from TimeMachine - there is no time now to twiddle with environment, however tempting it is. So I restored same semi-messy state as I left it 2 weeks ago. Restore was smooth, it did run for about 5 hours yesterday. Today, I briefly reviewed and removed some relicts from the disk, but did not go into too much effort to sort things out.
What works (tested):
- Fusion - upgraded to higher minor version, start of the VM is much shorter
- Flow, Cord, SourceTree, MacVim, PathFinder, IntelliJ (after I installed Java).
- all cloud services (CrashPlan, GoogleDrive, DropBox, Evernote, SugarSync, 1Password)
- Document tools - Curio, OmniGraffle,
What does not work is bloody Office. It lost its serial number so I will need to find it, enter it and maybe spend time on line with Microsoft to resolve the issue. My distaste for everything Redmond cannot be any bigger
Author Miro Adamy
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