[mmr] Re: Trendsetter?
- From: "Julian Koh" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "kohster" for DMARC)
- To: mmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:40:34 -0600
On Nov 16, 2020, at 23:24, Michael Dinsmore <mdinsmore@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Nevertheless I think I'm going to get one of these "trendsetting" M1 airbooks
on Black Friday and be a cool kid again.
I just got work to buy me a new MBP 16” in August to use up some budget money
and because my previous MBP was on the edge of death and I wasn’t sure what the
first M1 machines were going to be.
Having seen the new M1 machines, I think that they are an awesome start to this
new world, but I don’t think the Air or 13” MBP would have met my needs. I
need virtualization, and no one’s come out with a cogent story on how that’s
actually going to happen (i.e., do I need to run ARM Windows? how will running
older versions of macOS work? ). I also generally use all 4 ports on my MBP,
and that’s even with a little hub/port replicator thing attached. Finally, I’m
a slave to screen real estate, which is even more important while working from
home since I don’t have a 2nd monitor here. So I’m totally happy spending
someone else’s money on a bridge machine that will last another couple of years
while the top end of the M* chip family gets fleshed out.
Now, a personal machine? Replacing the home mini with an M1 machine would be
cool. Still a bunch of things I’d have to work through (like I’m still running
Quicken 2007 which leaves that machine topped out at Mojave unless again I
figure out the virtualization thing), but probably all workable.
Julian Y. Koh
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