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post #31 of 104
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Originally Posted by terrymx View Post
There are benchmarks that shows Parallel Desktops perform much better than VMware. Also there are free softwares like Qemu and Virtualbox, also Darwine. Just listing the alternative, I don't dislike Vmware.
If you had clicked on that video, you'd find out that the video is in fact, a demonstration of Parallel Desktop. VM refers to Virtual Machine, a generic term of 'programs' like Parallel Desktop and VMWare.

But I do personally use VMWare, since the images are more portable and I use VMWare products not just on OSX. Also, Parallel 4.0's initial release debacle (extreme slowdown) turned me off. Now both of them seem like comparably good, mature and featureful products. Can't go wrong with either, really.
post #32 of 104
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I'm typing this replay from my newly acquired 24" iMac. I decided to go all-out with the 3.06 GHz model. I also went against my better judgement because I have yet to sell the other desktop, but I just couldn't wait. Just gone done running Software Update and now I'm going to play around a bit. I was apprehensive at first about the new style of keyboard sans numeric keypad, but I'm typing on it now and I'm not having any issues with it. So far so good. We'll see what the coming days bring (which hopefully includes a buyer for my Windows system).
post #33 of 104
Congratulations and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
post #34 of 104
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Originally Posted by Jigglybootch View Post
I've tried a number of distros in the past (Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, Mepis, Debian, Gentoo and probably others) but there were always quirks in each distro that drove me back to Windows.
one of the funniest things i've ever read!!
post #35 of 104
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Originally Posted by Jigglybootch View Post
I'm typing this replay from my newly acquired 24" iMac. I decided to go all-out with the 3.06 GHz model. I also went against my better judgement because I have yet to sell the other desktop, but I just couldn't wait. Just gone done running Software Update and now I'm going to play around a bit. I was apprehensive at first about the new style of keyboard sans numeric keypad, but I'm typing on it now and I'm not having any issues with it. So far so good. We'll see what the coming days bring (which hopefully includes a buyer for my Windows system).
i think there's a thread around here about must-have mac apps and other tips that will make the transition to os x a bit more smooth, as there is a learning curve involved.

there are sites that also aid in the transition like tuaw.com, switchtoamac.com, macworld, etc. good luck!
post #36 of 104
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
one of the funniest things i've ever read!!
Believe me, it felt odd typing it. But seriously though, there were always hardware or software issues when running the various Linux distros that I could never get past. I'm sure if I'd actually taken the time to really dig in I probably could've gotten around the issues, but I just really didn't feel like doing it. I knew things worked the way I wanted them to on Windows, so I just went back every time.
post #37 of 104
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One thing that I do have to mention is that this bad boy gets hot! I'm not surprised, as given the design I'm sure the iMac is prone to heating up, but the models in the Apple store didn't seem to get as hot. Of course, those were running a slower processor and shared graphics memory. My model is rocking the 3.06 GHz processor and a dedicated graphics chip. Nevertheless, being the paranoid type that I am, I'll be keeping an eye on this.
post #38 of 104
You can download istat pro (free) in your widgets and it will give you all your stats at a
glance temp,fan speed,ram,hard drive usage etc etc. Don't be surprised with a 3ghz
if you see 80 celsius when working it hard or multitasking.
post #39 of 104
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The Switch Is Made

Here are some pictures I took...

This one was taken while running Software Update yesterday shortly after powering up the machine for the first time.


This one was taken about 20 minutes ago, shortly after I finished cleaning my bedroom.
post #40 of 104
I can't see the pics...
post #41 of 104
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
I can't see the pics...
Neither can I. Crappy Macs! I'm going back to Windows!
post #42 of 104
shift command 3 Attachment 15986
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post #43 of 104
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Originally Posted by Jigglybootch View Post
Neither can I. Crappy Macs! I'm going back to Windows!
Don't blame everything on your computer.
post #44 of 104
He's just joking, y'all

Jiggly, I get a 'sign in to yahoo' screen when I try to view your pictures. Are the album set to public?
post #45 of 104
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Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
He's just joking, y'all

Jiggly, I get a 'sign in to yahoo' screen when I try to view your pictures. Are the album set to public?
Yeah, the Windows comment was just a joke.

As far as the signing in thing, that might be a problem. I'll have to change the view settings on that.
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