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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LillieDesigns, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    I decided to get an iMac today. I'm going with the 1gif of RAM and 250GB hard drive added onto the base iMac model. Any last minute tips on what to do out of the box, what to download, what to install, and must have acessories, etc.?\

    Do you think this will be adequate enough to properly run bootcamp and use photoshop smoothly, along with properly recording music usin OS X?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    You'll be fine.

    You may want to get David Pogue's OS X book - its excellent.
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Some cool programs?

    I always loves me some
    Coverflow
    Google Sketchup
    Google Earth
    Delicious Library
    and i love the HANDBRAKE on my car.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    If you are only getting 1GB of RAM, be sure to get it installed as one stick, leaving you the ability to easily upgrade to 2GB in the future.

    If you plan to run Windows under Parallels, all the while running other Mac apps, get it as 2GB now.
     
  5. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    After reading up on Parallels and BootCamp, BootCamp seems to run Photoshop more smoothly. So I'm hoping the 1gig will be enough. I just hope they don't release a completely new iMac at the conference, I won't feel bad if they just stick a new processor in the thing.
     
  6. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    so why dont you wait, its so close, only 2 weeks!
     
  7. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    Google sketchup and earth are not universal, so you should notice slowing and lagging in those apps. just fyi.
    -dsm
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Google Earth 4 beta is universal...
     
  9. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    Well I'm impatient and bought a new iMac 20 inch today, I can't wait for it to come. I got 5 day ground shipping, when do you think I'll get my order? I live in NJ.
     

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