Turning Poop Into Poopaid

On Sunday night, I managed to dig up an old 5 1/4″ USB drive enclosure that was sitting in the back of a drawer, remove a DVD drive from my spare centos box and hook up the now-enclosed drive via USB to my Macbook.

That allowed me to upgrade to Snow Leopard and install Parallels — which makes me feel a bit better about the whole deal since I’m not sitting on software that I can’t use/install.

I’ve been running Snow Leopard for a few days and I’ve been happy with the changes thus far.

The big usability change was migrating from VMWare Fusion to Parallels and I’ve been nothing but happy with it. There was a bit of a learning curve, but nothing that’s not easy to overcome.

At this point, I’m just waiting to hear from the Apple Store that my new optical drive has arrived and try to set up an appointment with them to get my laptop fixed while I wait instead of having to leave it with them for hours (or worse — overnight).

Aug 24th, 2010 | Posted in IT
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