New 20" iMac 2.4Ghz sitting on table

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bthom70, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. bthom70 macrumors member

    May 10, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    I pulled the trigger and bought a 20" iMac 2.4Ghz to replace our crappy XP box at home.
    I ordered it from Amazon on Mon and it arrived yesterday must to my joy. It came with Tiger and I wanted to use the Up to Date feature from Apple to order the 9.95 Leopard disc. However, I had to wait till I had the serial number to request the Leopard Disc.
    Here's the rub, do I go ahead and set up the new iMac, do all of the updates to Tiger, install everything I want or sit and wait till I get the Leopard disc.

    I have a Powerbook thats my main sofa surfing machine and my crappy XP box, so I'm not without of a computer.

    (out of desperation and wanting to coddle the new iMac, I installed the 4gigs of memory I ordered from OWC, so here sits a spanking new iMac wanting to be used)
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of iMac!

    Why wait? Just go ahead and use Tiger and once you have the Leopard disc do an upgrade or archive and install. No hassles at all.

    Enjoy your new Mac.
  3. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Doesn't the serial number show on the iMac box?
  4. hexa-db macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    Mine arrived yesterday too :D

    I was wondering the same thing, I was planning on installing things and upgrading to Leopard when I get the disk. I couldn't wait even if it did mean that I had to do a complete reinstall when the disk arrived.
  5. bthom70 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    Yep it did, I filled out the form on Apple website and now I have to wait..
    Supposed to be here between Nov 19-26
  6. macanudo macrumors regular


    May 9, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    Echo the sentiments of Sushi. Upgrade or archive/install. No problems with major OS upgrades on a Mac. Enjoy it. Don't just let it sit there!!!
  7. idesign245 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    If you bought on Monday, shouldn't it have come with Leopard (either preinstalled or drop-in) regardless?

    I'm curious as to why they'd be shipping iMacs after October 26th without Leopard?
  8. bthom70 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    I ordered from
    I'm guessing they had a existing older stock onhand with Tiger

    Any idea how to read the week # of manufacture?

    Back to the thread, I worked on installing various things like onyx and afew other other tweaks. Then I worked on the migration of firefox and thunderbird from the old XP box onto the new iMac it took me a while. Me and my hubby both had Firefox and thunderbird profiles to move.
    After discovering the FEBE extension, the firefox move was flawless.
    The thunderbird took abit longer to setup, but it worked.

    I still have a few folders of user files from the XP box to copy over. Then I might put the old 250GB HD in a NAS enclosure for household use.

    So far, I'm very impressed with the speed etc. This iMac blows my Powerbook away....
    But then again they have different functions for me and our needs.

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