Wow, I’m seriously considering one
#1: It runs on UNIX (OS X)
#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.
ZFS has amazing feature set and now it is ported to Mac
ZFS file system developed by Sun for its UNIX operating system. ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can draw from a common storage pool, each one consuming only as much space as it actually needs. The combined I/O bandwidth of all devices in the pool is available to all filesystems at all times.
Apple has ported ZFS from Open Solaris to the Mac OS X platform. You can download ZFS beta version here (via ./).
Many commercial companies emphasizes the use of its own products inside the company to convey the confidence in its own product.
Now Microsoft decided to eats its own dog food. Microsoft is preparing a fully Silverlight-powered redesign of their website. This will push Silverlight usage to more users. Silverlight is a runtime for browser-based Rich Internet Applications, providing a subset of the animation, vector graphics, and video playback capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation. The runtime is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, with Linux support under development via the third-party Moonlight runtime.
=> More information: Microsoft to Push Silverlight via Redesigned Homepage
Finally, someone spends time to work with a Linux server and OS X authentication issue:
OSX has what I would call an undocumented feature of the operating system- the portable home directory. Basically, it keeps a user’s home directory sync’d up between a network share and the local pc. If you are not on the network you work on the local home directory. Whenever you login on the network, the mirror agent running on the local pc synchronizes the two directories.
Full Stack: Portable Home Directory over NFS on OSX authenticated via OpenLDAP on Debian Linux