Saturday, March 4, 2006
Beware of Your New Intel-based Mac’s TechTool Disc
Things like this are among the many reasons I’m not itching to move to an Intel-based Mac quite yet. I just recently acquired a Power Mac Quad G5 at work and my colleagues have frequently asked me why I didn’t wait for the Intel towers instead. The reasons I could immediately think of included the fact that the primary apps I use, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe’s Creative Suite 2, are all not yet Intel native, and speculation is that Adobe CS2 won’t be for another year—and it’ll be CS3 by then.
…[Apple] forgot to update the boot version of the TechTool Deluxe disk to work on Intel Macs.
Like My MacBook Pro.
Tomorrow, it’ll go over to MacUpgrades in Bethesda, and John Hart will take a look at it. But Apple, you screwed the pooch something fierce here. Instead of giving me the tools to help myself, I have to take a major chunk out of my day tomorrow to drive to Bethesda, give it to John and have him do diagnostic after diagnostic.
Experiences like Tom’s are more fodder for my arsenal. Jeezus, Apple, how boneheaded can you be to bundle a useless system diagnostic CD that won’t even boot the computer you shipped it with!?
It feels like heresy to call anyone at Apple an ignorant jerk, but I’m biting the bullet and calling someone (whoever headed up this idiotic outcome) an ignorant jerk! There, I said it.
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