When I bought my Mac Mini I also bought a Bluetooth based mouse - the original one was not available, therefore I decided to buy the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. The mac recognizes the mouse and the cursor can be moved, but something is not as nice as it should be.
I have a rather large screen (1900×1200) and it’s a long way with that mouse and at the end-point of my movement it seems to be also difficult to point the mouse exactly at the end point I had in mind, when starting the mouse movement.
Difficult to complain, but actually I am not satisfied with that …
Today I looked at the installation problems using the 8.0 windows versions of VASmalltalk under Wine under MacOSX. All the problems seem to be related to path problems. setup.exe did not find its needed directory for bitmaps, nls and stuff like this. Changing the abt.ini to absolute paths (c:/drive_c ..) and almost all stuff is working.
But I still did not find the Windows menu (available under Wine/Linux) here at Wine/MacOSX - therefore you have to build your startup sequences manually. Surprises me very much, because Wine/MacOSX is really looking very well.
But to summary: the system works pretty well …
I got my first Christmas present on Wednesday - a Mac Mini, running under Mac OS X. I never had a Macintosh computer before and therefore its a complete new world for me.
My first impression was: nice and smart. Installation went pretty well, but the Mac Mini smells after opening in the air like cheap plastic.
After the first evening I started to look for development tools - first I looked for Smalltalk.
The windows version is in general runnable under Wine under Mac OSX 10.6. I was not able to run the normal installation, but I zipped my original Windows based installation and copied the installation under the “Wine Files” folder under my Mac account.
Then I changed abt.ini according to my Mac Wine settings and copies abt.icx and abt.ini into the bin folder.
Then the system started without problems, connecting to ENVY working without problems.