I broke down:
Now I’m just walking around with a big goofy grin on my face. First thoughts:
- I cannot tab in forms like I used to
- Enter lets you change the filename instead of drilling down
- The aliasing of the fonts looks funny at first but you get used to it
- It’s faster than my Vaio
- Things are very intuitive (e.g., setting up my bluetooth mouse)
- iSync rocks
- Setting up my phone as a GPRS modem was not intuitive.
- I want something like Putty
- 256MB of memory is not enough
- I’m getting used the quirks pretty quickly
- I keep hitting the trackpad when I’m typing and erasing stuff
It’s not a total switch, I still have Windows XP on a laptop and a desktop that I use daily, and my Gentoo desktop has been running very well. This is just getting my feet wet on a new platform, and greatly expanding my testing enviroment. A big part of my motivation was that a grossly disproportionate part of my audience (about one in six) is on OS X, a platform that I previously had no easy way to test on.
I would love to hear software recommendations and general tips and tricks. One thing I really miss is I used to have shortcut keys that would launch putty SSH sessions to different servers and use key authentication so I didn’t have to type anything, about 5 of them, and not having that is actually slowing me down a lot.