Well, to sum it up… this has been a “pain in the ass” for me. The last few days I have had some trouble running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) preview… which is not that weird since it is a developers preview. The main problem was that MacPorts didn’t work since 10.8 uses Darwin 12 and Lion (with MacPorts 2 installation) uses Darwin 11.
So, I managed to screw things up so badly that I spend whole yesterday evening copying files manually to a USB drive using the “Install Disk” for Lion. Now I formatted my MacBook Air and Mac Mini and installed Lion once again.
Yeah, the longest title ever!
So, this was my challenge today… I needed to get admin access on a mates MacBook Pro. The MBP he has, he got from his work where they use LDAP, their IT department is not stupid and as all large companies usually do they lock the computer so much down you can barely read emails.
So, the quest for today was to flush the computer and re-install the OS… OR to gain admin access to the computer so one could be able to install and do everything anyways.
It arrived today, my new monster.
Just finished reinstallning it to my preferences and whiches, removed languages ect. Installing XCode now, next up is recompiling apache and php with mysql support.
Here is an image of my new beauty!
I just ordered my new MacBook Pro 17" (the unibody modell).
This is the conf I a took:
- MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution Antiglare
- MacBook Pro Unibody
- 17" Hi-Resolution Antiglare widescreen
- 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- SuperDrive 8x
- Swedish keyboard
- 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2x 2gb)
- 320GB S-ATA 7200 rpm HD
- Apple Remote
- Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter (for my 30" cinema display)
- AppleCare protection plan for MacBook Pro
Sometime during the end of may I will recieve my new beauty,… so 14 loooong days left..
The iMac, Mac Mini and the mac Pro are now updated. My hair just raises when reading the specs on the new mac pro, longing to get me my own! Just a few weeks ago I bought me an secondhand mac mini G4, but now I really want the new version… with a larger harddrive.
Check it out at http://www.apple.com (or http://www.apple.com/se for all you Swedish visitors.)
In other news; last week the prototype of my chat application written with BjÃ¶rn Sperber made its way to my iPhone… and works perfectly using activeMQ. I will post some screens later on!