August 31, 2004: The iMac G5 Appears (Finally)

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    Ah, that must be a brother of my own revA iMac (which I'm using right now) !
     
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    Now I come to think about it, I also remember the delay to get it, like more than 2 months...

    Oh well, it's been well used since, and made worth the price and the delay :)
     
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    Good Mac..my first Mac ever(that was mine) opened up a new world to me...and now it is down stairs for Web browsing when i'm down stairs!
     
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    Great idea!

    *Hugs Rev. A iMac G5*
     
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    Here we go again...

    *Hugs Rev. A iMac G5* :D
     
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    I waited for Rev B. Kinda happy I did. Sorry, not going to hug it.

    (Don't want to smudge it.)
     
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    I'm contemplating the replacement of my iMac G5 soon (snirf :( ), by either a new Intel iMac or Mac Pro, but I was kinda wondering why during an evening last week...

    In a rush to do many-things-at-the-same-time (which is usually the mother of all f*ck-ups/system crashes), I stopped and stood back when realizing this brave little iMac (with 2GB of ram, though) was easily performing, at the same time:
    - copying 40 Gb of photos from one hard drive to another hard drive (Finder),
    - burning a DVD with 4 Gb of photos (Toast, external DVD burner),
    - browsing through 7000 photos (iPhoto),
    - printing high-res photos (iPhoto/Printer),
    - managing a website (Dreamweaver),
    - playing songs from library (iTunes),
    - importing CD to library (iTunes, internal CD),
    - updating my iPod (iTunes),
    - and the usual rest I can't even remember.
    NB: all hard-drives and external DVD-burner are connected to an external FW-hub.
    NB2: I've been an Apple-user since the Apple IIe, and going through systems 7, 8 and 9, which means that all this was pretty impossible for a looooong time.

    I mean, this little animal is still very powerful, and the DVD-burning didn't even fail !

    Why change my machine then ? Er, I guess the power of advertising of Apple / being a geek / needing a new toy. Just don't tell my wife :eek:
     
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    I don't have a G5 iMac, but I'll hug my Intel iMac anyway.
     
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    Amen to that, brother! My parents just told me they won't buy me a MacBook for the Erasmus interchange after all, and will bring me my iMac G5 later on when I'm properly settled instead. :(

    However, on second thought, do I give a damn? I just realised, this "little" (it's a 20''er) beast still isn't souped up memory-wise, so it still has room to grow faster. :cool:

    Oh, and btw, a little bird told me that on a Rev.A iMac G5, the Leopard Developer "Sneak Peek", even running from a measly 14 GB partition on a external 7200 RPM FW400 HD, is, well, snappy as hell (snappy as in as snappy as Tiger running on Intel, interface-wise :eek: ) :D
     

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