> > allow purchases with an unconditional 30-day return policy; my
See my last sentence in my paragraph. Namely, get an eval for 30 days,
road-test it and then make your own decision.
> > 1) I can't keep it on my lap since it is scalding hot as soon as the
All the latest bells'n'whistles here and no change. I upgraded to 10.4.9 the
other day which also elegantly broke Max/MSP, after which I had to do combo
reinstall of 10.4.9. 300MB later I think I have everything up and running
again. Since I have automatic updates enabled at all times, I get all the
latest goodies (including those which tend to hose my system ;-)...
> As a side question, does ANYONE on this list happen to know how well the
My MBP wireless ran ok in Linux while I test-drove Ubuntu on it (unlike OSX
it does not lose connectivity for no reason with non-Airport access
points--granted this has been mostly fixed by the latest 10.4.9 OSX update).
Come to think of it, I had built a nice version of the backlit keyboard
daemon which would dynamically adjust the backlight by reading light
conditions, and it would do so with a nice fading action, but now I wonder
whether I wiped that stuff off before I got to back it up... DOH!
But I digress... Regarding the wireless, I unfortunately can't remember for
sure if it was native or not. IIRC it was atheros chipset driver (FWIW, I am
not running Linux on it any more due to inherent EFI problems with having
more than 4 partitions on the drive which makes installing Linux next to OSX
and Bootcamp kludge-like triple-booting solution--I'd wipe the MBP clean but
I need OSX+Bootcamp for my teaching; hence I resorted to a dedicated Linux
notebook, rather than the triple-booting inferno).