Originally Posted by wynand32
Haven't heard anything about the Mac, but then again I haven't frequented Mac forums. I do know that many Mac enthusiasts steer clear of first-generation models, because they're notorious for havin problems that miraculously disappear on subsequent revisions.
while i doubt the macbooks will be 100% problem free, i doubt there will be any show stoppers. the centrino platform at the heart of the macbooks is not a new architecture. this is actually the .. 3rd or 4th generation albeit the first dual core offering.
that said, most problems will be software related and fixable via patches. reference the USB power issue that all core duo's have. this has been aknowleged by microsoft (and proven by anandtech.com to also effect single core offerings) as a software issue and not necissarily and inherent flaw in the hardware, at least not one that cant be worked around.
*edit* chaka, is this a microsoft word to iWork issue? or are you talking about a word document created on microsoft office for OS-X then shared to word/MS office on a XP machine? cross compatability with two different word processors has always had issues. i would like to know how MS office on OS-X and MS office on XP cohabitate though as i do plan on getting a macbook for my own personal use (read not corporate use)