Well I have added 2 Gb of RAM, ordered a new video card, and just a few minutes ago ordered a new internal HD 750 GB in prep for Leopard and "Time Machine". Cost about $600. Sure it's a chunk... but I should make my old G5 last at least 2 more years... or until 10.7 !! <br><br>Lord knows by 2009-10 we'll have 16 core, 4 GHz Intel processors on a 10 micron architecture ! ... and we can all play Halo 4 at 500 fps !! <br><br>WHAT are you doing to prepare ??<br><br>David (OFI)
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>WHAT are you doing to prepare ??<p><hr></blockquote><p>Steeling myself against all the hype. <br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
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I already have an external 250GB HD to go with the internal 250GB on the MacPro. I **may** get another internal 500GB drive after I see how well Time Machine works.<br><br>The biggest thing I'm going to do to prepare for Leopard is to NOT install it. That's right, I'm going to let the box sit on my desk for a week or so and watch everyone else suffer any issues and wait for the resolutions to come out before installing.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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I placed my order for the 2.8GHz 24" iMac yesterday. It should arrive on or about October 10. Here's hoping it arrives on Monday.<br><br>I will spend the next few weeks, in anticipation of Leopard, breaking it in...<br><br>I also bought the Elgato Hybrid so that I can connect my xbox 360 and PS up to it. I won't be investing too much time and effort by transferring my current user profile to the iMac, nor will I be installing much software other than games and perhaps FCS, just in case the machine gets flaky and freezes from poor graphics drivers.<br><br><br>M i c h a e l (OFI)
G4 do you get a free upgrade being so close ?<br><br>a shame if you don't !<br><br><br>yeah that 24" looks like heaven... and dang dual 2.8 Ghz...sheezz... more than most need, but an old pro like yourself I'm sure will find some uses and ways to "push the envelope" !! <br><br>Enjoy !!<br><br>David (OFI)
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meh... <br><br>You might have but there are greater issues at play here besides getting something for free.<br><br>For one, I want to experience the joy of moving from a five year-old computer to state-of-the-art technology and what better way to do that than by setting up the two computers side-by-side in contrast to one another? Once the novelty of the new hardware has subsided, I have Leopard to look forward to.<br><br>Tiger has fully matured and all of my current software works like butter and I can expect the same, but faster, performance with the new iMac.<br><br>I also don't want Leopard pre-installed. I'll want a full copy in a box and not as part of some computer suite of software.<br><br>In the mean time, I can CCC the iMac's Tiger drive and perform a restore if it becomes necessary.<br><br><br><br><br>M i c h a e l (OFI)
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