Well the beast finally arrived! I'd like to think it was my scathing review of Apple's customer service from earlier this month, but I highly doubt that Steve Jobs is an avid reader.
Well having had the chance to play with this new machine for only a couple of hours, I have to say I'm very impressed so far. The only practical applications I've put it to the test with so far are sending a few emails, taking some notes (questions about the MacBook), and writing up this post. The overall Mac experience has been very good, there certainly has been a great deal of care and attention put into "the little things".
However there are a couple of pet peeves I have so far....
- Maximizing Windows is hard to do. I realize that this may seem like a silly concept for some in today's open-a-million-windows-at-once world, but I like to have my current activity fill my screen. I've had some difficulty figuring out how to do this with my new Mac.
- Tabbing in windows. This may again just be a Windows-ism, but when I'm on a form, or in a window and I've finished typing, I want to be able to push tab and move to the next field, including any buttons. However the Mac OS X software only seems to want to send me to the next text field... manageable, but annoying.
I'll continue posting more about the MacBook in the weeks ahead, as I uncover interesting details, or annoying bugs. Stay tuned!