Saturday 3 April 2010

Apple - The Land Of Massive Updates?!?

We just fired up our MacBook Pro to do some video editing for a DVD that will accompany a letter we will be mailing out to the CEO of a company this coming week.

This has to be a first . . . at least for us:

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That OS X update at over 400MB is quite large for an Apple update. The combined total of the updates do approach 600MB.

In the Windows world, our most recent service packs have been quite large too, some weighing in at over 750MB!

So, it looks like Apple too has its hands full patching vulnerabilities in their products just as Microsoft and especially Adobe do.

There have been some good things going on over at Apple in the way of recent hires too. Perhaps the lessons learned by Microsoft and its Windows products being the 800 pound gorilla in the room have started to rub off as Apple has grown in its market share.

About 7 minutes later, our MacBook Pro was happily updated and rolling along:

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Note that we swapped the default 160GB 5400RPM spindle out of our MacBook for an Intel 160GB X25-M Solid-State Drive a while back. It certainly makes for a much snappier Mac experience ... and moves those updates along quite quickly!

Philip Elder


Microsoft Small Business Specialists

Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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