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New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:00 am
by Jay Cline
The ultimate all-in-one desktop now features quad-core processors, up to 3x faster graphics, Thunderbolt, and a FaceTime HD camera.
Starting at $1,199.00.

http://www.store.apple.com/us/browse/ho ... TcyMTgwNTQ

... i7 ordered.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:51 am
by Richard Serkes
Jay Cline wrote:The ultimate all-in-one desktop now features quad-core processors, up to 3x faster graphics, Thunderbolt, and a FaceTime HD camera.
Starting at $1,199.00.

http://www.store.apple.com/us/browse/ho ... TcyMTgwNTQ

...i7 ordered.
If you can wait two to three months it'll come with Lion already loaded. Buy now and you'll have to buy Lion later. Of course this is one of those do as I say not as I do things because I wouldn't wait either.

Congrats on the new iMac.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:43 am
by Richard Serkes
Did you choose the Magic Mouse or the trackpad?

In the past you had to pay an additional $69 for the trackpad but with the new iMac there's no additional charge.

Something tells me that Apple is trying to wean us away from using a mouse.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:33 am
by Stephen Hart
There's one potentially big advantage of current Macs: they run Snow Leopard, and therefore have Rosetta emulation for PowerPC applications. Rumor has it that Lion will no longer support PPC apps.

It's possible that when Apple ships Lion, the Macs they ship on will require Lion. Certainly Macs will require it at some time in the near future.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:55 am
by bluesky
Stephen Hart wrote:There's one potentially big advantage of current Macs: they run Snow Leopard, and therefore have Rosetta emulation for PowerPC applications. Rumor has it that Lion will no longer support PPC apps.

It's possible that when Apple ships Lion, the Macs they ship on will require Lion. Certainly Macs will require it at some time in the near future.
I'd start acquiring native Intel Mac apps that don't restrict you to old PPC code. But I know how it gets expensive re-purchasing software.

I still run into people clinging desperately to old Macs and OS 9.2 because of some favorite old app.

Eventually it's just time to move on and find something newer that will do the same job for you.

The computer industry just keeps pushing us along. It's really hard on the pocket book to try and keep up.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:37 pm
by Jay Cline
Gosh, doesn't everyone keep at least one OS System 6, 7, 8 and 9 capable computer in their garage for such purposes?

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:07 pm
by Stephen Hart
Jay Cline wrote:Gosh, doesn't everyone keep at least one OS System 6, 7, 8 and 9 capable computer in their garage for such purposes?
What garage?

But seriously, folks, I think SMUG should have a Mac-Through-Time Expo (MTTE), featuring Jay's collection.
We'd have to have something running Fool's Errand. And the sainted Microsoft Word 5.1a.
I guess I started with System 6, probably 6.0.3.

Cue the organist!

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:14 pm
by Bob Wiswell
Jay,
I think you may be able to set up a niche business if you keep machines that can run old Mac systems; at least from System 7 on. We will all have old files, at some point, we may need to access and retrieve data.

Just a thought. May be worth a post on several Mac info sites/forums.

Bob

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:36 pm
by Jay Cline
The JayWay Fund is accepting monetary donations.

Re: New iMacs

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:42 pm
by Richard Serkes
You still didn't say if you selected the mouse or the trackpad.


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