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In August Apple lost a great man, a businessman.. Yesterday the whole world lost a great mind.

Steve Jobs for Fortune magazine

The man who believed there CAN be stores selling products from only one company.
The man who dreamed that every home should have a computer (or two..).
The man who built the foundation of OS X.
The man who convinced the music industry to stop fighting the web for piracy, but instead USE it.
The man who gave us Pixar.
The show man.
The man who reinvented the phone.
The man who managed to make his biggest competitors talk sweet about him and even push back lawsuits between MEGA corporations.

The man who made me happy since that sweet day that I bought my first MacBook Pro.
We all know this list has no end.

Thank you Rainbow SA for giving me the chance to learn more about this man and see probably some of the best decisions he ever made while taking Apple from the floor and driving it to the top of the world.

Thank you Steve Jobs for everything you gave me..

..oh.. one more thing, this is not about X, macs, phones, music or any other product.

PS. Its the saddest place to be online. It used to be the other way around. apple.com

 

Thank you Chari for the awesome job on the portrait.  

PowerBook G4 17″ Vs MacBookPro 15.4″

A few days ago I bought a 8GBs Sony USB stick which was supposed to be really fast. It cost me 35 euros or something. I wanted to buy the 16GBs model but there was no “fast” version. Thanks to @vag I chose  the “faster” one. For a few minutes I had to think if there was anything to consider ,related to Mac VS PC , before paying for it but then again 1st of all there was a label saying “Compatible with Macintosh” and 2nd this was just a USB memory stick right?

WRONG! Boom!

While reading the manual (I love to RTFM) I ran accross this: “The memory stick is compatible with >= Windows XP and Mac OS 9. It is not compatible with OS X!”
This is where my hate to Sony came back (1st time was when I trying to downgrade my PSP..).
As compatibility Sony refers to a software they use on those sticks which is called  Virtual Expander.

This thing compresses the data before transferring them to the stick and this is how SONY invented the SUPER DUPER MEGA HIGH SPEED usb memory stick!!!
I wonder why they even bother porting this app on OS 9, I mean 9?? Jesus! and not on OS X.
I love the Bravia Engine Sony but you really suck on this. (Oh and about your “a” dSLR.. Please its a shame to call this thing SRL)

Anyway the USB is not super fast, it works but I dont have the 16GBs model 🙁

Today I run across this nice benchmarking utility for Mac OS X called XBench (which is free).

So I thought I could run a test on both laptops I own just to see the difference.

Here are the results on PowerBook G4 17″ Vs MacBookPro 15.4″:

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