My New Mac...I Can't Believe It...

My New Mac...I Can't Believe It...

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    My New Mac...I Can't Believe It...

    Any Mac users out there?
    My new iMac just arrived this afternoon and I put the thing together this evening...papa's got a brand new HORSE!

    Man this thing is unreal...

    I was getting pretty fed up with my 5 year old Gateway. It was a prize when I first bought it, but like everything else with age...it was starting to 'cough and sputter'...

    Well I just got it hooked up about 30 minutes ago...this sucker is fast!

    I got the 24" iMac with 4 gigs of RAM...wireless everything!
    I don't know how quickly some of you are able to access, say, the (more)...extra smile faces...used to take me about 30 seconds, sometimes longer. My Gateway would 'shake and rattle' and EVENTUALLY the various characters would appear...many would take longer to eventually ALL get on the screen...I've waited many times for a minute or two to get them all. I'd hit more and go get a coffee...

    Well, I just tried that (more) button and there was no wait...in a second...they were all there (I mean, I just touched return...'bam')...I couldn't believe it!
    I have a feeling that SIXTO is going to write me a speeding ticket for doing '500 over', on the I-Net

    I was sometimes stalled on this site, too. Sometimes it would take 15-20 seconds to change screens...NOT NOW...it's like the difference between a 1960 Edsel with 4 spark plugs missing :vs: a brand new Viper...

    "Houston, we DON'T have a problem!"

    Anyone else have a Mac? Any words of wisdom? I know that I have a lot to learn about using a completely 'new system'...everything is different.

    I did buy an AirPort Extreme router(?)...so that I can keep the Gateway hooked up too...hey, the wife has to be able to use something?
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    I love mine. Brand new user as well, So I am still learning. It is very user friendly, a lot of drag and drop...the kind of stuff that is so stupid it shouldn't work but does.
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    You can't tell I'm a PC guy can ya...
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    Mac what?
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    There are some great books out their that will speed up your learning. Look for anything written by Robin Williams she is by far the best.

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    Ya know, some people absolutely love those things. I sort of think of a Mac like a Glock: If you like em and they work for you - excellent. More power to you. But damn if they don't frustrate the hell out of me. I had to use Macs 3 years of high school for a graphics and video editing section. They drove me bonkers.

    I built my PC myself, from the parts I wanted (Not Dell or gateway) back in 2003. This thing still runs damned well.
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    One of the things as a PC user you will have to learn is to "quit" programs.

    In Windows, clicking the upper right hand "X" closes the window and the program.

    On a Mac, it simply closes the window, but the program is still running in memory. You have to go to File>Quit or right click on the dock icon and select "Quit"
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    Great...if you've got the cash

    I'd LOVE to go back to Mac, but the fact is that I can't get a Mac to do what I can do with my UberPC unless I spend $8000 (specs for what I use are heavy, lots of graphic/sound manipulation).

    Mac priced me out of their products in 2000, and I've never (been able) to look back.
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    I love my IMac. If you have any questions go to Apple.com they have turorials for many functions. There are many shortcuts you will find to help you. F12 will bring up your dashboard, and F9 will show all open windows, F11 (aka.. the porn button) will hide your screen in an instant. There are others that I can't think of right now. You will love IPhoto it's a great way to manage pics and IMovie is a snap, much easier and a world more basic than Final Cut Pro, which I have but rarely use. Keep messing with it and you will be up to speed in no time.
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    Personally I think Steve Jobs is a genius for marketing below-average products at a premium price. However, any 5 year old computer upgrade is going to be an awesome change, so enjoy having something that's made to work in 2007!

    I can't go more than 2 years without upgrading myself, but I build my own machines. If MS doesn't come up with something better than Vista, I'm going to switch to Unbuntu when the XP support runs out.

    I personally won't ever buy a Mac, but my dad likes his pretty well. For what you spend on the Mac you can almost always get better and more PC components if you build your own machines, so I just don't even look at that route.
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    As far as Mac vs PC - I'll never own another PC again. I have had my powerbook for almost two years and I have NEVER had an error with it. It has NEVER shutdown unexpectedley. It has NEVER lost my data when a program decided to crash. I turn it on and it works!! What a concept!! Prior to having my Mac, I owned just about every other brand of computer and none of them were able to hold a candle to a Mac.
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    It is funny how insecure some PC folks are about Mac. It is also funny that Mac people really couldn't give a golden apple about what PC folk think.

    I miss my Mac. I'd go back, but I like having software (call me crazy).
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    I guess mac's are a little pricey but I allmost allways get refurb stuff, it's been gone through by techs and you get a good price break. My 20 inch IMac only set me back about 850.00 and I haven't had a single problem that wasn't operator error.
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    IMHO, For what you are getting, mac's are no longer overpriced (though they were prior to the Intel switchover!). They're a little higher than bargain PC's, but when priced against a good quality PC... not so much.

    Never tried one? Pick up a Mini for $599. Great little machine for anything except 3d apps. Heck, they're cheap, buy a couple :)

    I'm a computer programmer, use a Dell laptop for work, have a shelf full of machines at home running Linux, Solaris, Win(XP/64/Vista) and BSD. I love my Mac!
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    I thought you were talking about a MAC-10 not an iMAC
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