Apple’s WWDC keynote gave Steve Job’s the opportunity to show off the new MacOS X, the new iOS and the iCloud service, none of which seem to be all that exciting. I was left with more questions than answers after the show. Here’s just a few of them:
- If Lion is a download only install from the App Store, how do I go about rebuilding a broken machine which doesn’t have an OS?
- How much control do I have for my iCloud sync settings. There are things I only want on my iPad and other things I only want on my iPhone. Do I have to have all things on all devices now?
- iCloud is free now, what about in two years after it become the center of my Apple ecosystem? I remember e-mail for life from Apple, mostly because I’m paying for MobileMe now. Will this be another, “yeah it’s free… for now.” deal?
I’m sorry but this wasn’t really a wow-that’s-neat talk for me. I’m glad to see computer-less iPad functionality but I’m not quite sure I’m ready to be assimilated into Apple’s cloud just yet.
The web store at CommodoreUSA.net is showing a mid to late June ship date for the C64x computer. I can’t wait to get one of these. I had a C64 in the 80’s with which, like more Commodore users, I engaged in an emotional attachment. The machine itself was wonderful and I learned a great deal about computers and programming on my C64.
Now it so happens I’m looking to replace a desktop and the CommodoreUSA folks have a retro looking machine that will meet my needs. I pre-ordered a few days after the announcement and was looking forward to a late May/early June ship date. Alas the date slipped a little and I have to wait a bit longer for my new machine. Oh well… as long as it live up to the hype, still in the words of Indigo Montoya, “I hate waiting.”
Update: I got a tweet from CommodoreUSA and the C64X is shipping before 15 June. I really like it when companies I do business with react to my tweets about them. Fairpoint communications does that as well as Commodore. It makes me feel like a valued customer.
There will be a week or so where we shall be undergoing summer maintenance. This site and the moodle site will be undergoing some updates/changes/etc. Don’t be shocked to not see this site over the next week or two.
For the past few days I’ve been working to run OS/2 Warp on my Macbook Pro. Some of this is for nostalgia but I’m also interested in seeing if one can use a non-standard operating system for infosec purposes (i.e. Pen Testing, Digital Forensics, etc.)
I’m using VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. I have an original blue spine box of OS/2 Warp with the installation floppies. I’ve got sound and TCP/IP networking working and now I’m trying to get better than VGA graphics.