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Apple released all new iMac
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:56:03 PM »
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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 09:11:08 PM »
 :DI always dreamt of a Mac. But it's more expensive and it is more for the designers and creators. I think it's more secure against viruses and worms though... ???

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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 10:47:54 PM »
Graphic cards are wack. Really only for video editing...
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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 04:15:13 AM »
Take a Dell (or any PC) and add a 20 inch display give it a 2Ghz Core 2 Duo chip and 1GB of RAM and a good graphics card and not some integrated chip and you can see how well these new machines compare price-wise to all other Computer manufactures

I configured a Dell with those specs for about $875 but the dell did not include FIrewire 400 or Firewire 800 or integrated 802.11n and bluetooth or a built in webcamera

Graphic cards are wack. Really only for video editing...
Actually Apple is including more powerful cards in preparation for Leopard which has updated API to allow programmers to easily offload tasks to the GPU. (yea this is for Video editing but any App can take advantage of the GPU with the new API)  Plus with the recent announcement of EA providing more games for the Mac it will help with the Game FPS
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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 11:13:23 AM »
Wow, they just keep getting better and better. Well done.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 05:39:52 PM »
The new macs are impressive, but I can't afford one right now :-\

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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007, 05:55:03 PM »
Hi Kyle and thanks for this info (noticed it the same minute you posted it, but had no time to reply till now  :'( )

Anyway... this is the thing I've been waiting for. The price is unbelievable as well. I love it ! My wife fell in love as soon as we've checked the Apple site and that beautiful machine image popped out.

Apple, here I come !
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007, 07:45:32 PM »
Hi Kyle and thanks for this info (noticed it the same minute you posted it, but had no time to reply till now  :'( )

Anyway... this is the thing I've been waiting for. The price is unbelievable as well. I love it ! My wife fell in love as soon as we've checked the Apple site and that beautiful machine image popped out.

Apple, here I come !

Finally Sasha gets a Mac :D
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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 11:22:24 PM »
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Finally Sasha gets a Mac  :D
Kyle that's because he gets to write it off as a business expense.  ;D
We're not all that lucky.
Enjoy it Sasha  :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 11:47:05 PM »
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he gets to write it off as a business expense
same here and am due for a new work mac ;D

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 06:48:29 AM »
Cool, I'm thinking of changing to iMac very soon, but before that happens, I have some concerns...

1. I only uses Windows in my life till now, will I be able to adapt easily to Mac OS X?

2. My main activities are web surfing, music, videos, and office applications etc. I know that I can use Safari for web, iTunes for music, and iWork for office. What can I use for video playback? Quicktime? Does it play most formats such as mpg, avi, rmvb?

3. Which avast! antivirus is suitable for Mac OS X? 8)

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 02:15:27 PM »
1. I only uses Windows in my life till now, will I be able to adapt easily to Mac OS X?

Its very easy to adjust. Hardest thing is there is not a start menu.

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2. My main activities are web surfing, music, videos, and office applications etc. I know that I can use Safari for web, iTunes for music, and iWork for office. What can I use for video playback? Quicktime? Does it play most formats such as mpg, avi, rmvb?

Quicktime handles all Video on the Mac by default. But just like windows you can download VLC or Mplayer if quicktime does not support your format. However the Mac version of QuickTime supports more than the Windows version does.

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3. Which avast! antivirus is suitable for Mac OS X? Cool

Since there are no widespread Viruses for the mac yet most Mac users dont run Antivirus software. However Im sure you know ALWIL has a beta version out of avast for Mac if you really think you need it
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Re: Apple released all new iMac
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007, 02:19:19 PM »
Cool, I'm thinking of changing to iMac very soon, but before that happens, I have some concerns...

1. I only uses Windows in my life till now, will I be able to adapt easily to Mac OS X?

2. My main activities are web surfing, music, videos, and office applications etc. I know that I can use Safari for web, iTunes for music, and iWork for office. What can I use for video playback? Quicktime? Does it play most formats such as mpg, avi, rmvb?

3. Which avast! antivirus is suitable for Mac OS X? 8)

And best of all, you can even run Windows XP on your Mac. That's exactly what I'm going to do in case I need to some work in some application that still doesn't exist for Mac. Possibilities are endless !
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007, 02:35:23 PM »
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My main activities are web surfing, music, videos, and office applications etc. I know that I can use Safari for web, iTunes for music, and iWork for office. What can I use for video playback? Quicktime? Does it play most formats such as mpg, avi, rmvb?

Almost forgot... There is Microsoft Office for Mac too.

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And best of all, you can even run Windows XP on your Mac. That's exactly what I'm going to do in case I need to some work in some application that still doesn't exist for Mac. Possibilities are endless !

Just remember BootCamp will not be free for Tiger users, So if you want to Dual boot wait for leopard.

On the other Hand if you want to run XP in virtualization then you still have to buy VMware or Parallels even if you have leopard
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2007, 03:16:29 PM »
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My main activities are web surfing, music, videos, and office applications etc. I know that I can use Safari for web, iTunes for music, and iWork for office. What can I use for video playback? Quicktime? Does it play most formats such as mpg, avi, rmvb?

Almost forgot... There is Microsoft Office for Mac too.

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And best of all, you can even run Windows XP on your Mac. That's exactly what I'm going to do in case I need to some work in some application that still doesn't exist for Mac. Possibilities are endless !

Just remember BootCamp will not be free for Tiger users, So if you want to Dual boot wait for leopard.

On the other Hand if you want to run XP in virtualization then you still have to buy VMware or Parallels even if you have leopard

VMware is out of question that's for sure. BootCamp, free or not I don't care. I will have it. Leopard ? I will have it too... just take a look at the price of Vista Ultimate and again take a look back at Leopard price and you'll see why I'm saying that... I spend that money on half week groceries, so it's really nothing to be concerned about.
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