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Okay...so I have a friend who's considering a new machine. Long time PC user, and just like me, our desktop PC's have been solid work horses with almost no hardware issues at all. So he is considering an imac. But he is worried that with everything being stuffed into the monitor the machine won't have a long shelf life.


So how many of you have an imac, that has had ZERO problems. I wonder what the success rate of these machines are. I know laptops are finicky and have issues. But what about the imac. How good is it? The skeptic inside of me tells me within 2 years he'd probably be running back to the apple store (warranty in hand). I told him, he could always go for a MACPRO, which is full proof and is most likely apple's most solid comp, but obviously it is way above his needs and the price is very high.


So...thoughts, comments... all are welcome.
 

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We are on our second iMac in 9 years - first the G3 DV and now the 24". Both are similar design with all in one. Our 24 was a refurbished and no issues for either one. The G3 had it's drive replaced because of size but other than that zero.

We survived on a PC for 2 months between the machines and my wife came to the conclusion that she preferred the iMac over the PC. With the addition of Parallels the issue is - there is no difference now. Need PC no problem but with the iMac styling. We run XP and OS X side by side every day on two monitors.
 

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Every computer can have issues in the end.
Apple is no exception on it. Given the fact
that the hardware is not so diverse, the system
will be more stable then a PC that might contain
some excotic hardware.
I will take a Mac of any other PC any day.
The hardware is good and the OS so much better.

Go for it and if something breaks, that's also in the game.
 

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Well my sister and dad had their iMac G5's for 3 years in a row and I had my iMac core duo for almost two years. All three are left running 24x7 and never had one problem with either of them. The only reason why I upgraded from the G5 to the Intel was because I liked the idea of running windows applications on my Mac using crossover.
 

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i have one of the first generation of intel imacs (20"), and have had no problems whatsoever, except that the sleep function does not work now that i have upgraded the ram to 2gb.

i've had this problem before with a g4 tower, so i don't think it's specific to imacs.
 

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i have one of the first generation of intel imacs (20"), and have had no problems whatsoever, except that the sleep function does not work now that i have upgraded the ram to 2gb.

i've had this problem before with a g4 tower, so i don't think it's specific to imacs.
If you can still get your Mac to sleep with the menu command or the power button, then maybe try NMS...
http://slicedapple.ath.cx/nmsutility.html

it will regain automatic sleep functions for you.
I use it as a matter of course on all 3 Of my macs, never fails.

jb.
 
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