...but assembled in (and shipped from) Shanghai, CN - a shiny new 13" MPB. Here are just a few things I've come across during the setup routines:
Installing rEFIt wasn't so easy this time: the graphical installer completes, but no rEFIt does not show up during the next boot. The trick was to manually execute enable-always.sh.Minor nitpick: rEFIt still does not show any inserted CDs during bootup, so I still have to press "C" to boot up a CD. This seems to be known issue though.
Neither Jaunty (2.6.28) nor Karmic (2.6.31-rc5) are able to
reboot the machine.
poweroff is working, but
reboot just hangs when it prints "restarting system". Even sysrq-b wouldn't help. Grrr.
very important: replace login window background image in MacOS X:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture '/path/to/picture.jpg' :-)
Strange, MacOS X makes heavy use of xattr but the
rsync version that comes with 10.5 still has no support for xattrs. Fortunately there's a more current version on macports, now we can even backup all the attributes.
Oh, did I mention that I really dislike this crappy nvidia 9400M graphic chip? I mean, I was expecting that it'll piss me off - now the madness begins again, with crappy binary drivers and gluecode, and breaking video every time a new kernel is built, oh...how I did not miss those times :-\
extra geek points for enabling verbose booting with
sudo nvram boot-args="-v"
To enable daily updates of the locate database, simply copy
/etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate into the
daily directory. Oh yes, there's Spotlight of course...not my cup of tea though.