Hello again. I'm creating a second thread because it isn't quite on topic. Anyway. The new 3.06 iMac arrived today and while it is quite astounding, I must pose a few questions for the community. First off, this sound popping business preceding each little system sound when nothing's happened for a while couldn't be more annoying. There seems to be all sorts of stuff on the 'Net about when it was an issue in Tiger, but I couldn't find anything about Leopard or the new iMacs. Does anyone know if this issue has been resolved, or if Apple's even looking at it? Or if this machine is a dud? Next, the screen is crazy. Crazy as in good! Frankly, I have a hard time turning down the biggest monitor (well, the 30" ACD, but oh well). Now, as I type this, I'm noticing these things less, but: The colour feels weird. Also, the pixels seem very defined. I say feel and seem because it may very well be completely subjective. Anyway, I heard everyone rant about the colour on the new glossies, but, I dunno, it almost looks less deep. More vivid, maybe. Perhaps brighter. But it's almost as though there's less contrast. A consequence of the loss of matte, perhaps? The other display thing is that I can swear the pixels themselves are more defined. Sitting next to this iMac G4, the onscreen elements appear the same size, but it's as though the pixel spacing or whathaveyou is more noticeable on the 24". Maybe it's just extremely crisp? I'm noticing it less, to be honest. And here's the final thing: Birthdays in both Address Book and iCal have always mistreated me, but this new bug takes the cake. There's nowhere to enter the date/day of the birthday! Absolutely strange. Thanks in advance for any helpful hints.