As a few of you know, I have had a previous bad experience with Apple computers. To sum it up: I ordered a MacBook that arrived DOA, returned it and was shipped another one that was DOA, returned it and went to the local Apple Store (Old Orchard) to buy this third one in person. So far so good. I had, perhaps foolishly, thought this was an abnormal story. Before this experience I had nothing but good thoughts towards Apple. Today my father received his glorious 24" iMac Core 2 Duo and, to our shock, it seems riddled with bugs. Upon starting it up we were led to a black screen with scrolling text that announced all sorts of errors. This was actually rather comical because after each failure it would say, "We'll try again later". Finally, it booted into the new computer setup area. I helped my father go through the setup and everything seemed fine. We installed the updates, the computer restarted and...aha! The black screen again. This time the errors would not let the computer go any further. I'm now trying to clear off the hard drive and reinstall OSX completely. If that doesn't work it's a call to Applecare and another return and exchange. To summarize: out of the past four Apple computers I have purchased, three have arrived broken.