Like most of the mac faithful, I fired up Quicktime to watch Steve Job's keynote. At first I kept losing it, but I finally realized that the network here in the dorms have bandwidth for the UDP transport protocol (I can't use Limewire or Kazaa either). Luckily, once I figured out the problem, I jsut set it to http and got great bandwidth, and fortunately I only missed the beginning when Steve was going over what happened in 2002. I was hoping for speed bumps, but I knew deep down that they would be coming later, so I wasn't to disappointed.
My next computer purchase was going to be a top of the line iBook, but for $1799(or $1699 with a student discount), the 12" PowerBook has jumped to the top of the list. Even though one of my requirements for my notebook was that it be under $2000(that's why I planned on the iBook), I might make an exception for a 12" PowerBook with a SuperDrive, besides it's $1889 with the student discount anyway. The only thing I really didn't like was the absence of USB 2.0. I know FireWire is Apple's thing, but if they are going to have USB, they might as well keep up.
Even though I'm not that much into digital photography or movie making, the new iLife apps make me want to get a digital camera and video camera. I was kind of surprised not to see iTunes with Rendezvous. Keynote looks nice. I wish they had it when I was in high school and was stuck with PowerPoint. I just hope it is the start of an Apple office suite.
My favorite thing to come out of the keynote was Safari. As soon as the keynote ended I downloaded it, and I've been using it ever since. My biggest complaint is the lack of tabbed browsing, which I have come to depend on with Chimera. From what I've seen on discussion sites this is a big complaint, and I think it is very likely it will be in the final release. While I expected an Apple branded web browser, I figured it would either be Chimera re-branded, or at least Gecko based. I think it being based on KHTML caught everybody off guard. Aside from the missing tabs, it's a great browser. It loads a lot faster than any thing else, even Chimera(but I found all Gecko browsers to initially load slow). The page rendering is really fast, and for the most part as good a Gecko. I also like it's integration. Now, unlike in Chimera, I can check spelling in text boxes(which really makes this browser a must for all Mac Slashdotters). Over all I wasn't disappointed(except for no iTablets).