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New quad boot MacBook Pro with i7 and SSD is fast

I picked up a new MacBook Pro on Black Friday, indulging in the 15″ high-res anti-glare 2.8Ghz i7 with 8GB of RAM and an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD this time around. Wow does the SSD make a difference not only for general use but especially during more dev-oriented tasks like running a complex Ant build or doing most anything in Eclipse. It’s now at the top of my list of how to make a dev environment faster! And having a Core i7 640M with HyperThreading makes CPU-intensive tasks perform quite respectably for a laptop (a much needed upgrade from the Core 2 world), though still slightly trailing my now-aging desktop’s Core i7 950. Along the way I found a great MacBook Pro quad boot guide (complete with loads of pictures) which is similar to the strategy I used to triple boot my last MacBook Pro and worked perfectly to get me running again with Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu in one pass.

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iPhone 4 pre-order is almost as fun as waiting in line

Yes I know I should expect a rush, but one of these days will Apple and AT&T get their shit together? I say AT&T because the main storefront is super fast, but as soon as it’s time to enter my phone number and have my account verified with AT&T the process grinds to a halt. You’d think it’s sending my account info through their 3G network. After a little over an hour of the five screens below I managed to get my first order through, and almost another hour later the second. Then the store went down again just after I got both confirmation emails. Guess I got lucky on this one.

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