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Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Behold, the new computer hath arrived!


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How appropriate is it I find myself more stuffed up than a 13-year old girl's bra at the end of the work week (when my good stay-home from work excuses were clearly scheduled to have arrived no later than Tuesday)? Sadly the boss doesn't look kindly on wild or sudden Bubonic plague claims anytime of the working week, which is somewhat ironic considering he's a rat, so I suppose I can man-up and grind it and actually show up to work tomorrow. Yes, I know...bad economy boogymen are right-this-very-moment lurking in some dark alley somewhere, ready to jump out and remind me to be thankful to have a job I can weasel out of occasionally, and yet somehow its hard to be overjoyed about a job that sucks slightly more than a Taiwanese hooker on double-coupon night.

Thankfully the last of my computer arrived on the Fedex truck today, so its a good thing I stayed home!

So I've been furiously assembling, copying, cleaning, and generally getting everything ready for the big move. Booted up today and loved it so far. 12 GB of RAM makes a huge difference! Sadly no sound yet. I'll have to re-run some wire for my Monsoon flat-panel speakers, but wow! Anyway as part of my appreciate to all your suggestions and such, I thought I'd give you a teaser picture shortly after boot up.



Thanks so much for all your help guys! I look forward to picking (and possibly lobotomizing) your brains in the future.

21" 3.6GHz Core i5 iMac "Sputnik" ■ 12GB Crucial RAM ■ Monsoon flat-panel speakers ■ HP P1006 LaserJet printer ■ Full Keyboard ■ Canoscan 9000F flatbed scanner ■ ...and then of course me (being a narcissist, I consider this to be the most important mod).
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Congratulations
Don't forget to keep the install discs in a safe place and checkout Apple - Find Out How - Mac Basics and all the links under the main video.
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Very nice...new toys are always fun!!!

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12GB RAM??!! Good God!! Color me JEALOUS!

Congrats on the purchase.

BTW, that set up looks like a mad scientist lab.

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Mad crazy setup you have there. Grats on your new machine.

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The opening line of that post was...well..entertaining....


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The opening line of that post was...well..entertaining....
Wasn't it just?
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I hope your boss isn't a mac owner and a member of this site, or we'll be seeing a lot more of you on this site after a week.
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i hope your boss isn't a mac owner and a member of this site, or we'll be seeing a lot more of you on this site after a week. :p
rofl :p
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Entertaining post though!! I nominate you for post of the week. Congrats!
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Congratulations!

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Congrats on your new toy.

Dang, I had already set myself on getting me a new 15" MBP in the next few weeks and now I find myself salivating over a 27" iMac. Ugghhh, decisions decisions......

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