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Mar 4, 2008, 11:27 PM
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Link: Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080305002704)
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igazza
Mar 5, 2008, 01:24 AM
Dumping Safari for Mozilla Firefox is recommended ... are you crazy ?

shadowfax
Mar 5, 2008, 01:41 AM
At least he doesn't flat out bash the Air. That's what I was expecting. He seemed pretty fair on it. His generalisation about men vs. women and the Air's appeal is actually probably pretty accurate.

Alas, maybe hell has frozen over? Probably too much to hope for.

winmacguy
Mar 5, 2008, 01:50 AM
At least he doesn't flat out bash the Air. That's what I was expecting. He seemed pretty fair on it. His generalisation about men vs. women and the Air's appeal is actually probably pretty accurate.

Alas, maybe hell has frozen over? Probably too much to hope for.

That would be because Matt Greenop used to work for NZ Mac Guide Magazine before its demise so he is more clued up than your average NZ Herald reporter on things Mac.

Passante
Mar 5, 2008, 07:55 AM
At least he doesn't flat out bash the Air. That's what I was expecting. He seemed pretty fair on it. His generalisation about men vs. women and the Air's appeal is actually probably pretty accurate.

Alas, maybe hell has frozen over? Probably too much to hope for.

Oh he got his bashes in. The reviews complain about what the MacBook Air can't do but never get around to what that is.

winmacguy
Mar 6, 2008, 09:32 PM
Oh he got his bashes in. The reviews complain about what the MacBook Air can't do but never get around to what that is.

That might be because we SUCK when it comes to public wifi areas.:rolleyes:

Manzana
Mar 6, 2008, 09:39 PM
Dumping Safari for Mozilla Firefox is recommended ... are you crazy ?

I actually did that for a while, since so many websites looked like ***** with Safari. My company's webmail server, mlbtv - also the extension support for Firefox is very nice, for example. I'm back with Safari now though, I think html programmers are being more conscientous of using standards based code.

pondie84
Mar 6, 2008, 10:18 PM
The article does raise a good point on whether it is worth it for the price point.

I'd buy one if they weren't so expensive. I understand the reason it is expensive, but that doesn't help pay for it. To me, it's just not worth that much extra for its functionality, particularly when the MacBook is already portable enough as it is.

mavis
Mar 7, 2008, 01:05 AM
Dumping Safari for Mozilla Firefox is recommended ... are you crazy ?
Adblock Filterset G, themes, WebDeveloper menu - FireFox beats the **** out of Safari any day. IMHO, of course. ;)

pilotError
Mar 7, 2008, 08:04 AM
Another writer than doesn't quite get it.

This isn't really for the general consumer, more for the person who has to lug the thing around all day doing presentations or whatnot.

daizuki8
Mar 13, 2008, 03:37 AM
I'd have to go with Firefox as well. Safari isn't bad, it is just that Firefox is so much better! :) (IMO I might add). Then again, I think the majority of users just stick to whatever they start out with.

netdog
Mar 13, 2008, 03:48 AM
The market seems to feel that it is priced just fine. No doubt super-thin notebooks will start to drop in price as they become more prevalent, as will SSDs. For now, it is reasonably priced in comparison to its competition from IBM and Sony.