My Mac arrived Friday and I set it up over the weekend.
1. Setting it up onto the network required almost no work at all. Not to the level that I had to set up a windows machine.
2. Does not recognize my keyboard correctly (Logitech UltraX). The keyboard works fine except for “Insert/Del/Home/End/PgUp/PgDwn”. Need to check more into this.
3. The UI takes a little getting used to. the max/min/close buttons are to the right, which if you are using the scroll bar requires more work to get there. Also have to keep remembering to click Command instead of CTRL for cut/paste/undo/redo functionality.
4. Installing software very easy to do. With no issues at all I installed.
- Xcode (Mac+Iphone dev)
- Open Office
- Mac version of K-Lite (forget the name offhand)
5. Graphics are very good. No where near my gaming machine but then it is built for graphics. For the size of the machine very smooth and quiet. Only game I play really is WOW and it ran fine.
6. The “Front Row” software is brillant.Especially with the apple remote.
7. Other minor things I need to get used to, but it is more my usability then issues with the mac.
Developing on the Mini Mac.
Of the three books I got I am currently going through Cocoa Programming book. Very nicely written and clear for someone with no experience in that area. The language is very nice and easy to follow and creating an app is very simple.
My wife plays a lot of instruments so she was interested in the Garage band software. Using a Belkin USB network hub we connected her piano up with ease. She was so impressed she wants a mac too now.