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SubjectRe: Just got an iMac Reply to this message
Posted bysphincter
Posted on09/26/09 03:24 PM



> Thanks for the link. Lots of good specs and info. Not sure if I have the early
> 2003 iMac or the iMac (USB 2.0). I will check on it tonight.

Good point; I didn't notice there was another possible variant. What did it turn out to be?

> It currently has OS 10.4.11 installed. I got 10.5 and installed it last night.
> Did a clean install. I cannot believe how long that install took. 2-3 hours!
> I never hear Mac fans raving about the install times. Perhaps it's because it's
> an older machine.

Yeah, installing OSX 10.4/10.5 on a PPC machine ain't gonna be fast, and having to patch afterwards can take longer than the actual install in some cases. OSX also likes RAM and plenty of it; 10.5 will run fine in 1GB (though 2GB is preferable), but less than that and it will drag.

> It has the airport extreme wireless, 512mb, with a 80gb
> harddrive. What am I going to do with it? I have no idea. Play around with
> it. My kids use them at school and swear they are better than PCs. They might
> be but I struggle finding software for them. I want to get a few good games
> that are Mac only.

Bump the RAM. It's worth it.

> I swear that Macs have cleaner graphics than PCs. It's hard to explain but I
> installed OS X on my PC and don't remember it being as "crisp" as this older
> Mac.

Apple seems to not cheap out on displays, even on their lower-end stuff. My 2007-era iMac looks unbelievable compared to just about every LCD I've seen a PC manufacturer ship with a system in the last 3-4 years. It's only recently that they've started catching up.



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*Just got an iMac  n2locarz09/23/09 11:29 PM
.*Re: Just got an iMac  sphincter09/25/09 10:14 AM
..*Re: Just got an iMac  n2locarz09/25/09 02:57 PM
....Re: Just got an iMac  sphincter09/26/09 03:24 PM
.*Re: Just got an iMac  itchyNADZ09/25/09 08:40 AM
..*Re: Just got an iMac  n2locarz09/25/09 02:59 PM