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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Alabaster, Jan 12, 2007.
What do you use your iMac for? Be specific. Any imac Gen works
I thought I read just Mac... never mind then
music editing, music production.
Games under bootcamp
I hope thats detailed enough..
When I get it on Tuesday (ordered in from my works warehouse as my local store doesn't stock them), it will be used for mainly school work (Graphic/multimedia apps which my brother will use and of course Word/Excel/Powerpoint).
I will also be using for my CIT (ACT's version of TAFE. US Folks may see it as a technical college (maybe?)) media production course, doing video editing.
As both FCE and the iMac (20") have been brought via normal stores (FCE via Apple's online store and the iMac via my work), I might also use it for video editing/post as part of my business.
i dont really understand what bootcamp does, does it allow you to run windows AND mac, or just windows? do you have to commit half your HD?
Java software development at work on my Rev. A Intel iMac.
right now I seem to use it mainly for testing the genius bar's surplus power supplies. "maybe this one will work. why don't you try it here in the store for a bit before you go."
One day I'll understand the bizarre and self-destructive behavior that makes me greet pronouncements like that with thoughts like "man that new c2d looks nice. I wonder if it has power supply issues." If I sell the als now (and I do mean right now...), while it works (and before it dies again), it wouldn't cost that much to upgrade...
Circulating air unit.
Bootcamp is where mac mini's go to become chiseled Mac Pros...
You have to commit a part of your hd. bootcamp then installs windows xp on that partition, and you can boot off it, in xp. You can also boot off the osx partition. Bootcamp is in perpetual beta from apple and is not officially supported. It will ship as a finished product with os 10.8.3, known internally at apple as "P**sy cat".
Parallels is a software solution that lets you install xp or other versions of windows (just in case you really have a jones for that first version of 95...) and launch/run it from macosx, no reboot required. Parallels works well for less intensive tasks, but you take a performance hit. Some people really notice the hit, others don't. depends on your uses.
Quote of the forum! Love it. Boot camp can take any ammount of HD space with a minimum of 10Gb I think. It can also be installed on External drives if necessary and it runs windows natively so there are no performance defects.
I use it for everything! Productivity, music, TV, internet, email, Windows (XP), organising myself, photos, learning stuff and Yojimbo - my other brain!
and sync between my Macs in other places!
With the refurbed 24", use it for web surfing, email, MS Office apps, researching and report [school & work] writing, playing games, drooling, digital photo archiving/processing [via d/l's of images and scanning prints], tunes, burning discs, and so on... learning more all the time.
Some Mac Gaming
Photoshop for messing around (got a free copy of CS1)
Lots of Internet
And Google Earth!
That about sums it up.
have had my iMac for about 2 weeks plus a little.
Use it to surf the web
use it to do my word docs but use NeoOffice instead!
havent tried games yet.
Havent tried the camera or iChat yet either
Thinking about a dot Mac account. any thoughts?
I can sum up my experience thus:
I plugged in a printer I used on a win box. In win it comes up with a window and asks for drivers. It then says installing drivers and may or may not update them or even work. Then it says it has to initialize the drivers to see the printer.
On the iMac I plugged the printer USB in. it already saw it and the drivers were instantly available without my intervention.
THAT is the difference between Winblows XP and iMac OS X !