One of the big selling points of the recently released new line of Macbook Pros, is this mysterious port known as Thunderbolt.
The question is, what is Thunderbolt, and what does it mean for end users.
Thunderbolt was designed by Intel to be a lightning fast way to transfer data from a laptop to a peripheral. Originally developed under the code name Light Peak, Thunderbolt, is a dual-protocol technology that fields the use of both PCIe and DisplayPort.
Below is the list of features from Intel’s website:
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We’ve all been waiting anxiously and today the View Client for iPad is appearing in the iTunes store! Some key features of the new iPad View Client.
Virtual Touch Pad
System Monitor for Performance
In-Depth Preferences Control
Here’s a link to the VMware Blog.
Ok, so I’ve drank the Kool-Aid, taken the plunge and gone Mac.
I was really excited to get my hands on one, and a lot of colleagues of mine have already switched and made comments like, “You’ll never go back to a PC”, or “I rarely ever use my windows VM”.
I decided to test these thoughts and go full emersion into the Mac OS, no Bootcamp partition with Windows 7 loaded as a safety net, and only allowing myself to use Fusion with a Windows 7 VM when absolutely necessary (Still no VI client on Mac.)
I did install the 2011 Office Business suite and decided to use the Outlook 2011 client for my email. But I think I will review that in a later post.
Ok, here are my first impressions….
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Whenever anyone talks about enterprise computing, the discussion typically shifts to Microsoft and Windows. After all, the software giant’s operating system has long been the dominant force in the corporate world. And, aside from Windows Vista, each new version of the software has proven to be extremely successful on a corporate level. When Apple products get discussed in the enterprise at all, the conversation usually centers around the popular iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet, not the relatively prosaic Mac desktops and notebooks. However, a new study from the Enterprise Desktop Alliance could drastically change the conversation. Read more >>
November 23, 2010 — Charleston, SC — eGroup, Inc. has been officially approved to join the Apple team as an Authorized Apple Reseller. This gives eGroup the ability to work with organizations to plan and deploy customized Mac and Apple multi-platform solutions. The authorization process was both lengthy and rigorous as Apple selects only the most committed organizations to join its highly exclusive reseller community.
eGroup is authorized to sell the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, Xservers, and supporting software. Look for eGroup to announce its iPad Authorization in early 2011. eGroup is authorized to sell to corporate customers – and also to end users, consumers, and individuals – at extremely competitive prices.
eGroup accepts credit cards to make purchases easy and seamless.
“eGroup is thrilled to become an Apple reseller, and to be able to bundle the increasingly popular Apple end-user devices with our sophisticated VMware, Cisco, EMC and Citrix data center solutions for the “total virtual desktop solution”, said Mike Carter, Principal, eGroup. Read more >>