Preloaded OS?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by greg0rn, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. greg0rn macrumors member

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    Do 21.5 Imacs come preloaded with operating system? Another words, are they ready to go once they hit my floor (coming from imac store?)

    Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. sharkync macrumors regular

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  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    On that note, I love it how all Apple products are packaged fully charged. When I bought my first iPod (3G, one with the glowing red letters), I opened it, pressed the play button and the thing lit up like a bloody Christmas Tree.

    How can anyone not buy it when they see that?
     
  5. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Yes they do, every one is ready to go. Power up watch the welcome screen, put a few personal details in and you're ready to go.

    If you don't get the welcome screen it's probably a used/returned product.
     
  6. greg0rn thread starter macrumors member

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    Whoow, this is what I want and expect from contemporary equipment.

    With PC, it has always been a different game. Always big unknown with every new computer. Anyway, enough of THAT b*****t! I'm going Apple!

    Great thanks to all.
     
  7. Skyhigh223 macrumors regular

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    Epic win.
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to Macintosh :)
     
  9. iMatthew macrumors member

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    Everything you need and more my friend. From email to editing videos they give you what you need and IT ACTUALLY WORKS like its stated.

    Welcome to Mac - you will never go back.
     
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    You're good to go with lots of software out of the box.

    I love how you call the Apple store the iMac store. Perhaps they should change the name considering the popularity of these new iMacs! :)
     
  11. 09iMac=Fail macrumors regular

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    Certain pc's can be a chore to set-up for the first time - entering registration codes, product keys, trying to find these keys on the packaging, etc. Like a previous poster said, you'll have to put in some personal data, but not much.
     
  12. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    What? PCs may be shipped with a whole lot of OEM crapware but unless you've just built a rig yourself or specifically ordered a machine with no OS preloaded, all PCs come with a preloaded Operating System.

    Preloading an OS on a new computer isn't some revolutionary Apple Macintosh-only idea envisioned by Steve Jobs years ago and stolen by Microsoft.
     

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