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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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First post folks, just got it set up. IMPRESSED!

more to come.....
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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Can't wait to hear all about it!
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Congrats vex!!! Come to the chatroom and tell us all about it
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Glad to hear that you are impressed! I canít wait to hear more, keep everyone posted
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #6
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First Impressions :)

This thing FLIES!

The usual set-up was really nice to see again. It was quite fast and not intrusive.

ehMac is already my first bookmark in Safari (which is at least 3 times faster than on my iBook.)

Started copying my backup stuff from my iMac downstairs.. through airport.. which was detected in the setup. (really nice)

Set up iChat. Easy, yet again. Although, I have lost all of my contact information so I don't know who anyone is anymore! Oh well.. I'm sure I'll figure it out someday. In a video conference as we speak.. the video is incredibly smooth and clear... even compared to the iSight I had before.

Opened up iPhoto and Garageband. I had no photos yet.. so, I'll wait to post about this another time. They open really really fast though.

I already don't like the Mighty Mouse.. so.. back to the Wireless Logitech LX7 Personal preference I think.. nothing more.

Well.. I'm going to let my music copy.. and I'll get back here soon.

Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the opening of the box.. however, I'll have some nice ones for you all soon of it set up (I was too eager to set it up to take pics )
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 01:12 AM   #7
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Set up iChat. Easy, yet again. Although, I have lost all of my contact information so I don't know who anyone is anymore! Oh well.. I'm sure I'll figure it out someday. In a video conference as we speak.. the video is incredibly smooth and clear... even compared to the iSight I had before.
just clone your user folder - you shouldn't lose any settings for any program. that's what i did on my brand spanking new intel imac 20". i find it easier to reinstall my apps though - that way i can take the opportunity to update to latest versions.
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Vexel - You could always plug your old computer into the new iMac using Firewire Target Disc Mode and use Migration Assistant or just copy over certain Library files like the Addresses folder for example.
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #9
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Vexel - You could always plug your old computer into the new iMac using Firewire Target Disc Mode and use Migration Assistant or just copy over certain Library files like the Addresses folder for example.
Thanks Chealion, however, I really didn't have the space and I don't really have my old machine to do the copying. I only backed up a few things on my other iMac, so I thought I'd just copy them while I slept

Going to import my music now
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #10
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Well.. a little more to update.

iTunes is completely up and running. All of my music has been copied without a hitch. Frontrow is great! It's way faster on the iMac.

I put Rosetta through its first "real" test with Quake 3. Well.. I have to say.. It's FAST.. gameplay was WAY faster on this thing than it was on the iBook. I would probably say that is largely due to the VRAM in this machine. There is a universal binary of quake.. but it will not connect to the point release that I play. Therefore, running Quake 3 in Rosetta is a must.. and let me tell you.. I'm far from disappointed.

Played a DVD in Frontrow. Quite handy. I didn't think I'd be a fan of the remote being so small.. however, it's growing on me.

Sometime later in the day, I'm going to attempt hosting my first 3 or 4 way video chat.. so if any of you are online.. drop me a line

Cleaned up a little bit with OnyX (which is universal now) and everything is running really really smooth. Rebooting took about 30 seconds. Quite a big difference from the iBook.

Well, that's it for now. Networking is amazingly easy. So far, I would say anyone moving from a Laptop.. will notice a HUGE performance increase. I don't know what moving from a G5 would be like.. but I'm sure you would not be disappointed. Especially running Apps Natively.
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