日常的に Vine マシンとして使っている MacBook Early 2008 の後釜として、MacBook Air Middle 2011 を購入。現時点で Vine が MBA 上でどの程度動くか動かないか、とりあえず現状を確認しました。で、安定するまで当分は OS X 上の VirtualBox に Vine 環境を移そうか、と考えています。
Bought a MacBook Air (Middle 2011) - 11inch, US Keyboard, 4GB Memory, 128GB SSD and Core i7 - to replace my MacBook (Early 2008) that has served me very hard as a Vine Linux development environment as a daily basis for a few years.
To be honest, I always have used my whity MacBook with Vine - Mac OS X is always there on the harddrive in a separated partition, but I seldom booted it up on my MacBook - maybe once or twice a year? Another OSX machine at home, an old PowerMac G4 MDD, is still there and serving me as a daily basis as well, to store my huge digital music contents (almost all in lossless format) on iTunes (still hundreds of CDs left to get ripped though), and as a scanning machine (connected to the old SCSI A3 flatbed scanner).
The first thing I did on my new toy was to play around the new OS for a while that amazed me a bit. This was the first time for me to play with the multi-touch trackpad and gestures. I felt Gestures and "Mission Control" are really great for portable computers with small screens like this MBA 11inch.
And the next thing I gonna do was, of course, to figure out how well this brand new machine is supported on Linux - I know there are so much to get done on the Linux kernel, the X thing, and some userland utilities, to run Linux on the MBA 2011 flawlessly, but I just thought it was worth checking out and playing around.