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I got a new 27" core 2 iMac and I feel like it has extremely slow download and save speeds. It took about 30 minutes to install MS Office update. It also took about 30 minutes to download 128MB printer file. These seem real slow to me especially compared to my old pc laptop which is real out of date but never this slow.
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I got a new 27" core 2 iMac and I feel like it has extremely slow download and save speeds. It took about 30 minutes to install MS Office update. It also took about 30 minutes to download 128MB printer file. These seem real slow to me especially compared to my old pc laptop which is real out of date but never this slow.
More info is helpful as we cannot see your setup. Is this wireless or ethernet, modem or modem/router, how many units using the connection to ISP
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I was forced to switch to Mac for work - these machines make elegant chopping blocks (if you have a desktop, just cut the base off with a grinder) and have all the glitches of a PC -- they're just of a different sort. Get used to being unhappy. I got a new 27" for Christmas and it's still sitting in my office. A friend asked why and I told him that if I took it out of the box, I'd put a foot through it. Also got a 1tb time capsule - I'll tell you, the half-a-billion these folks spend on advertising each year sure makes up for a lackluster product.Keeps telling me:

"AirPort Utility found a Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band II) that is reporting problems.

This Time Capsule is already set up and is not reporting any problems."

Huh??

Machine keeps crashing when using Microsoft Word (I know...I know!! It's not a Mac product but unfortunately it's the industry standard in publishing -- got no choice).

Junk. Take it back. Get a PC.

Or get used to wanting to Elvis the thing with a gold club...
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I got a new 27" for Christmas and it's still sitting in my office. A friend asked why and I told him that if I took it out of the box, I'd put a foot through it.

Junk. Take it back. Get a PC.
If you don't want that 27" iMac...I'll take it. I'll send you my shipping address via PM, and I'll send you the cost for shipping via Paypal.

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these machines make elegant chopping blocks (if you have a desktop, just cut the base off with a grinder) and have all the glitches of a PC -- they're just of a different sort.
That's a unique generalization.

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Junk. Take it back. Get a PC.
No thanks, I like my Mac too much.

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Anyways, have you thought about getting your problems diagnosed instead of dogging that very generous gift? I would have been tickled pink to get one of those for Christmas. Yes, everyone's experience is different, and Macs have their share of problems just as Windows machines do. No such thing as the perfect computer. With that said, I have been very happy with mine, and it's well over a year old.

I must ask though, why were you forced into getting a Mac?

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I was forced to switch to Mac for work - these machines make elegant chopping blocks (if you have a desktop, just cut the base off with a grinder) and have all the glitches of a PC -- they're just of a different sort. Get used to being unhappy. I got a new 27" for Christmas and it's still sitting in my office. A friend asked why and I told him that if I took it out of the box, I'd put a foot through it. Also got a 1tb time capsule - I'll tell you, the half-a-billion these folks spend on advertising each year sure makes up for a lackluster product.Keeps telling me:

"AirPort Utility found a Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band II) that is reporting problems.

This Time Capsule is already set up and is not reporting any problems."

Huh??

Machine keeps crashing when using Microsoft Word (I know...I know!! It's not a Mac product but unfortunately it's the industry standard in publishing -- got no choice).

Junk. Take it back. Get a PC.

Or get used to wanting to Elvis the thing with a gold club...
Your experiences don't represent any experiences i've had with any of my Macs. Just so you know that what you are experiencing is not the norm..

Regards. Rimmer
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