The mid 2009 MacBook Pro, 15 inch laptop is one of two MacBook Pro’s that I own. This one was bought in December 2009 and is currently running Mac OSX 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard). It’s a great computer that is used to run Adobe InDesign, Apple’s Pages and Numbers, the Apple iWork suite, a number of web browsers including Safari, Firefox, Camino, Google Chrome, Omni Web and Opera. This Mac runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.8 ghz. It has a 500 GB internal hard drive, 4 GB of memory, Firewire 800 port, 2 USB 2 ports, audio in and out ports, SD card slot, eithernet port, airport wifi wireless, bluetooth, built in iSight camera, and more. Complete specs can be found at this website:
EveryMac.com – MacBook Pro (mid 2009)
Mac OSX Snow Leopard version 10.6.3
I’ve also run this MacBook Pro off an external firewire hard drive with another copy of OSX “Snow Leopard” that also runs Ubundu Linux within the Sun Microsystems’ Virtual Box environment. Pretty neat stuff.
I plan to upgrade this Mac to OSX 10.7 “Lion”. There will be more on this when the time comes.
The built in keyboard has built in back lighting. Nice.
Most of the time this MacBook Pro is used on its riser with an old external, full size Power Mac keyboard and Magic Mouse connected to it.
Ethernet, USB and external speaker cable plugged in.
I reluctantly have to run MS Office 2008 (Mac version) on this to ensure compatibility with other users and clients.
The Apple Remote is nice to have when I use this Mac to watch movies and listen to music.
2 of my iPods next to my MacBook Pro.
15 inch MacBook Pro laptop computer runs Mac OSX.
Playing the Ubuntu Linux version of MahJong in full screen mode within Sun’s Virtual Box.
Mac OSX “Snow Leopard” with multiple volumes plus network to Power Mac G4.
Mac OSX “Snow Leopard” with Babylon 5 wallpaper.
Logged into Skype and SDF Unix using the Mac OSX terminal.
Mac OSX – Editing a sound file with Twisted Wave.
Mac OSX – Running 2 miniVMac emulators at the same time. Both running Apple Macintosh System 6 for the Mac Plus… both with the same 40 MB Mac Plus hard drive volume. Ridiculous but fun.
Running Ubuntu Linux in Sun Virtual Box on top of Mac OSX.
Ubuntu Linux on Mac OSX (via Sun Virtual Box).
Full screen of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 in Virtual Box on top of Mac OSX.
Running a live CD of the BeOS like “Haiku” operating system. Scary.