OS X Love: Apple MacBook Air ~ The world's thinnest notebook

Wow, I’m seriously considering one
#1: It runs on UNIX (OS X)
#2: Lightweight
#3: 2Gig RAM / 80GiB hard disk
#4: Inbuilt video camera and much more.

The new MacBook Air will be shipping in two weeks through the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US $1,799. I want one.

🐧 If you liked this page, please support my work on Patreon or with a donation.
🐧 Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix, Open Source & DevOps topics via:
CategoryList of Unix and Linux commands
File Managementcat
FirewallAlpine Awall CentOS 8 OpenSUSE RHEL 8 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Network Utilitiesdig host ip nmap
OpenVPNCentOS 7 CentOS 8 Debian 10 Debian 8/9 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Package Managerapk apt
Processes Managementbg chroot cron disown fg jobs killall kill pidof pstree pwdx time
Searchinggrep whereis which
User Informationgroups id lastcomm last lid/libuser-lid logname members users whoami who w
WireGuard VPNAlpine CentOS 8 Debian 10 Firewall Ubuntu 20.04
7 comments… add one
  • Ben Mar 21, 2008 @ 3:00

    @Leaman:
    Ethernet port? What’s wrong with the USB ethernet adapter – indeed it’s better as it’s one less plug… I’ve an MBA and I bought the USB Ethernet adapter. When I’m at my desk (work) I plug in power and a single USB cable connected to a hub with keyboard+mouse+ethernet+external disk. (and if I could be bothered I’d plug in my USB audio adapter as well). One USB plug vs potentially five. And performance? I get ~80 Mb/s sustained file transfer, which is about the same as I got on my Macbook Pro.
    For what I want it for (travelling) it’s a great machine…

  • Leaman Jan 19, 2008 @ 17:27

    Come on Vivek, you know you would be happier with an Asus EEEE PC. As others have said, if you are tempted by the small form factor, then wait until a later revision that includes more expandability (or at least a built-in Ethernet port).

  • HPL Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:27

    This is a niche’ product. Just because Steve Jobs can make it, and does make it, does not mean you should buy it. This is coming from someone who owns 3 different Macs (MBP, Alum iMac, MacPro). Wait until the third revision, then consider buying one if you need one, until then stick with a normal MacBook, or MBP.

    It isn’t designed for heavy use, or constant use, or frankly any use besides a little word document here and web browsing there. Dont expect to be able to obtain superb results from iMovie, FrontRow, Logic or Photoshop.

  • Michael Leftin Jan 17, 2008 @ 19:26

    Another first for Mac and Steve Jobs. A little pricey but a good deal for Mac fans. They have had some problems with their products. This info comes from people who own Macs. Getting good results from their call centers can be a headache. Remember, Mac software is very proprietary. BUT Mac is introducing the first solid state HD (60 GB) for a little extra money and that’s a great first. I have used and enjoyed Macs and I say good luck to them.

  • Justin Jan 16, 2008 @ 22:39

    Meh… I would take one if it were given to me (I would take a lot of things if they were given to me), but I would never buy one.

    If you’re really looking for an ultra thin you might want to shop around a bit first to know whats out there.

  • Raj Jan 16, 2008 @ 18:28

    This the worst laptops out there. 80 GB hdd, 1 USB port, c’mon this 2008. Not to mention overpriced hardware. Apple is for rich american people only.

  • Matt Jan 16, 2008 @ 17:02

    One USB port, non-user replaceable battery, no firewire, no line-in. Just some food for thought.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Use HTML <pre>...</pre>, <code>...</code> and <kbd>...</kbd> for code samples.