Linux Erfinder Linus Torvalds liebt sein MacBook Air

Ich selber nutze seit 8 Monaten mein 13er MacBook Air als Hauptrechner und bin super zufrieden damit. Vergessen das ganze Austauschdrama am Anfang, erst mein 4. Gerät war fehlerfrei. Jetzt outet sich auch Linux Erfinder Linus Torvalds als großer MacBook Air Fan. Sein 11er ist für ihn absolut spitze und er wundert sich, dass auch nach Jahren die Konkurrenz nichts Vergleichbares zustande gebracht hat. Ultrabooks? Pff… Hier ein Ausschnitt, das ganze Interview gibt es bei Techcrunch:

I’m have to admit being a bit baffled by how nobody else seems to have done what Apple did with the Macbook Air – even several years after the first release, the other notebook vendors continue to push those ugly and *clunky* things. Yes, there are vendors that have tried to emulate it, but usually pretty badly. I don’t think I’m unusual in preferring my laptop to be thin and light.Btw, even when it comes to Apple, it’s really just the Air that I think is special. The other apple laptops may be good-looking, but they are still the same old clunky hardware, just in a pretty dress.I’m personally just hoping that I’m ahead of the curve in my strict requirement for “small and silent”. It’s not just laptops, btw – Intel sometimes gives me pre-release hardware, and the people inside Intel I work with have learnt that being whisper-quiet is one of my primary requirements for desktops too. I am sometimes surprised at what leaf-blowers some people seem to put up with under their desks.I want my office to be quiet. The loudest thing in the room – by far – should be the occasional purring of the cat. And when I travel, I want to travel light. A notebook that weighs more than a kilo is simply not a good thing (yeah, I’m using the smaller 11″ macbook air, and I think weight could still be improved on, but at least it’s very close to the magical 1kg limit).

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