in the last post I wrote about my MacBook Pro hardware problems, I have it back from the assistance.
My hard disk was substituted and they replaced the “logic” too (I suppose they means the entire motherboard with CPU). But the error reported by the Apple Hardware Test is already here, so they wrote me that it can be a fake… strange! (Someone can execute the test on own MBP 15″?)
BTW, I’ve reinstalled the OS, resized the partition and installed a fresh Kubuntu Edgy 6.10, the installation was gone without problem, specially if you follow this guide. All the essential work fine but I should spend some of my spare time to:
- configure the embedded ISight 1.3Mp webcam, I’ve tried to compile the module but for now I cannot have it working;
- configure AIGLX (for now I’m using the ATI official driver, and not the open driver);
- resolve a little issue with the audio, I can switch from mixer between speaker and headphones, but not automatically when I plug the headphones;
- test the suspend;
After the installation I’ve made a little comparison of the two OS when building my actual project with ant. Before the assistance, on MacOSX the time of the whole build was above 5 minutes. Now on Mac it take an average of 3’15″ and under Linux about 2’45″ with some excellent times of 2’30″ . It seems that the eclipse use is faster too. Obviously this times are completely arbitrary and they depends principally by the JVM, so It should be that only the Apple JVM is slower, and not the OS. I’m not an Apple fan, but I cannot believe that this is the real gap, so in the next days I will do more test, with and without the JVM.