Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Macs

Once again, a refresh of the Mac lines with a new Macbook, Mac Mini (with supported server config...yeahhhh) and new iMac.....one issue....Macbook is for education, it is the lowest priced laptop option...they removed firewire all together....THATS BAD....here is why...

We have lots of Firewire based camcorders in our K-12 buildings...kids and faculty do a lot of projects using Firewire to connect those pieces of equipment to the laptops....DOH!...Also, FIrewire Target Mode is priceless for recovering files off of messed up HD's....but wait...no firewire, no Target Mode hence you need to take the laptop apart....C'MON APPLE...if you are going to do that to us, at LEAST give use Target Mode via USB.....and btw...thank you for shooting us in the foot with the Firewire thing....at LEAST they could have made it a 4 pin Firewire connector to save space...and guess what...k-12...we aint buying Pro's just to get Firewire.....

   sigh...