We're thrilled! Finally, we get to replace it with something that can actually run a client for Minecraft. Finally, we get to replace it with a system that'll run the latest Firefox correctly. (Firefox 4.0 doesn't show the Bookmarks Button in Windows XP.) Nevermind that Microsoft itself won't allow that computer to upgrade to a modern Internet Explorer.
So, here are the uses for the computer:
- Web Browsing
- Casual Gaming, especially Minecraft (for now)
- Google Go (Suggests Linux/Apple, but I don't have products in mind.)
- Xcode (Suggests Apple, but I don't have products in mind.)
- MacBook Pro 15" - Most expensive, but the bigger screen is really good for development.
- MacBook Pro 13" - Less expensive, but more powerful than the air.
- MacBook Air 13" - Wonderfully portable, probably as powerful as I need, but it costs a little extra.
- Some cheap, powerful laptop that I could install a Linux distro on - Lots of work to maintain, but a fun experiment.