Proud owner of new iMac

Posted by: Acumowchek

Proud owner of new iMac - 06/12/11 08:17 PM

The story so far…

My 2004 Power Mac G5 tower finally died.
RIP.

I now have a brand new 27" i5 iMac!
Thanks to MobileMe and Carbon Copy Cloner, I'm up and running in about an hour.
I created three partitions on the hard drive. One for Snow Leopard, one for Lion, one for possibly Windows or Linux. Hope I'm doing this right…

I'll have many questions to ask later on, but it sure is nice to be back.
I'm loving ever minute!
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/13/11 04:25 AM

Enjoy it
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/13/11 05:55 PM

Cool Curtis! Enjoy!
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/13/11 07:42 PM

Thanks laugh
This thing is great!

The size is a little intimidating.
I feel like I'm front row center in an IMAX movie.
This thing is huge (But I think I can get used to it!) grin
Posted by: zwei

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/15/11 06:24 PM

you'll get used to it smile Congrats!
Posted by: iBookmaster

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/17/11 05:24 AM

I'm so jealous. All these members buying nice new iMacs! 27 incher is super nice.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/17/11 06:56 PM

Don't be jealous.
When the time comes when you have to buy a new Mac, WE will be jealous!
wink

(P.S. I love this thing! Is it OK to love a piece of machinery?) blush

Edit: Hi Zach. Yep! I'm, used to it! grin
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/17/11 06:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
(P.S. I love this thing! Is it OK to love a piece of machinery?) blush
What did you name it? grin

I'm jealous BTW.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/17/11 08:07 PM

Quote:
What did you name it

Steeeeeeellllllllaaaaaa!
Naw, just kidding. I can't tell you what I named it. Obama might be listening.
wink
Just want to say that I've never had an OSX Mac that opened programs with less than a bounce in the Dock.
Very cool

I do have a lot of questions, but I'll wait until Lion.

You'll still be around here, right Reboot?
smile
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 07:01 AM

Late to the thread...

CONGRATS!!!

I'm not sure how fast your G5 was... but there is no doubt that the speed increase is pretty dramatic.

In another thread you participated in, someone described the size and speed of some of these new machines as "overkill." They were right too. But I'm here to tell everyone that overkill is a very beautiful thing!
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 07:46 AM

Quote:
overkill is a very beautiful thing!

Got that right!

Thanks, I'm loving every minute.
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 02:18 PM

I got the 27" iMac refurbed from last year and I love it (as seen in the unboxing photos on FB). That 1 GB video card rocks playing all of the Steam games I have. I can't wait to max out the RAM to see what it can really do. But the screen...it is so beautiful...and I love the wireless mighty mouse or whatever they are calling it. Great mouse! Apple finally made a good one. And I swear it is much faster than my MacPro at work.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 03:07 PM

Still using my Wacom tablet.
Haven't even opened the wireless keyboard and mouse.
Just put in 8gb of ram for 12 total.

Get this…
I have an old Bryce file I use a a test to see how fast my Mac runs.
12 years ago my G3 took 6 hours to render (which was normal).
My G5 took 1 1/2 hours.
This one took 40 seconds!
ZOOM!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
Get this…
I have an old Bryce file I use a a test to see how fast my Mac runs.
12 years ago my G3 took 6 hours to render (which was normal).
My G5 took 1 1/2 hours.
This one took 40 seconds!
ZOOM!
Wow, that is something. Imagine if the app was actually written for multiple processors too. It would take 5 or 10 seconds as compared to the original 6 hours. Mind boggling. cool
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 06/30/11 08:52 PM

Quote:
Imagine if the app was actually written for multiple processors


Carrara is the only one I've used.
It renders in checkerboard blocks top left, across, then down the page.

One processor = one block = one block at a time. (G3/G4 400 Beige Frankenstein).
Two processors = two blocks racing each other. (Dual 1.8 G5).
Four processors = four blocks racing to the finish line. (4 core 2.7 i5 iMac).
I used to stare at the progress bar blocks for hours, now it takes seconds.
(Disclaimer ~ Not intended as factual)

It's like a game.
I want to bet on which block finishes first.

The performance is awesome, the screen is awesome… I just hope it's durable.
I haven't signed up for Apple Care, but will before the year ends.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Proud owner of new iMac - 07/31/11 04:27 PM

Wow!
So many views!
Had I known, I would have recommended a good book or movie! grin

What can I say? I love this machine. Is it okay to love a machine?
I have been experimenting with so many things I've never attempted before.
The Terminal, multiple users, partitions with different startup OS's…

Aside from a few newbie mistakes, this is the best computer I've ever owned.
(It better be!)
cool