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Feb 17, 2006, 12:33 PM
 
i take it that its a 20" iMac spanning onto the dell crt? if so, how does expose run when youre spanning and have you crt set to its highest resolution, and what vram configuration do you have?
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Feb 17, 2006, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by iREZ
i take it that its a 20" iMac spanning onto the dell crt? if so, how does expose run when youre spanning and have you crt set to its highest resolution, and what vram configuration do you have?
Expose works normally (windows stay on their respect displays). I have 256MB of vram.
     
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Hello to you all got my iMac core duo thought you might like to see my set up, with my 14inch iBook

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I finally got my new Intel iMac setup in today...it is great, let me tell ya...very sleek and fast...the other goodies are great, too. :cheesy:

This was my present to myself from the money Uncle Sam was keeping from me.

20" iMac
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nice !

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Dont you guys find 20" tad big and the 17" a tad small Well i do :/
     
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i like my 17 inch its just the right size any bigger i would have no space, though a larger HD would be nice
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I like the 20". I wished they offered, say....a 25in or bigger, but the 20 seems to be about right.
     
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Feb 20, 2006, 10:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by saxondale.
Dont you guys find 20" tad big and the 17" a tad small Well i do :/
The 20" is not big enough! (that's why I have my desktop spanned with a 21" CRT)
     
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Feb 20, 2006, 10:09 PM
 
yo Mizzou02RS, those Klipsch speaks are super nice. I was going to order a set, but I cant find them anymore, granted I didn try very hard at all.
     
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Originally Posted by hickey
yo Mizzou02RS, those Klipsch speaks are super nice. I was going to order a set, but I cant find them anymore, granted I didn try very hard at all.
I got them at Amazon.com...about $142. They have them.

Do a search on Shopzilla.com or Yahoo shopping, too.
     
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Feb 20, 2006, 10:47 PM
 
I would be first in line if Apple released a 23 inch iMac. I don't see why not. It's technically possible and they could price it at $2199.00. Stock it with a 500g hard drive and 1Gig memory standard and you couldn't keep the thing on the shelves.
     
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Feb 21, 2006, 12:27 PM
 
macwayne you couldn't keep the thing on the shelves
yes you could hardly any would be able to lift it lol
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Feb 27, 2006, 02:30 AM
 
you could bet your bottom dollar that apple will release a HD iMac later this year. im not one to start a rumor, but it'd be stupid for them not to make one available. either a 23" display, or HD 20.??" screen
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Hi, this is my first post here. I recently switched to Apple with a 20" Intel iMac w/ 2g of ram, the 256mb video card, and 250g hard drive. I love it.

     
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ordered my imac yesterday...i cant wait!!! wednesday cant get her fast enough!!!! welcome boingo bongo.
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Mar 2, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by macwayne
you couldn't keep the thing on the shelves.
Originally Posted by Michael Jolly
yes you could hardly any would be able to lift it lol
Even the shelves might not be able to lift it. Maybe that's what he meant.

I feel that the bigger the screen gets on the iMac (or any integrated machine) the less I can justify getting it, because I'd want a faster machine every year or so. It's a pity to have to move the screen on as well.
     
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Mar 2, 2006, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by iREZ
ordered my imac yesterday...i cant wait!!! wednesday cant get her fast enough!!!! welcome boingo bongo.
Thanks! It's an awesome computer, I'm sure you will love it.
     
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My setup...



My humble setup including my 20" iMac Core Duo, 17" PowerBook running at 1.67GHz, a 20" Dell FP connected to my Dell Fedora Core 4 Linux box and my iMac. There's a Treo 650 in there somewhere too, another PC that keep at home for running backups from the office over SSH. My dog Rocco is chilling down in the bottom right corner of the photo. Anna Kournikova graces my Dell FP and the lovely Rachel Weisz of The Mummy fame (and others) is featured on my iMac display. Please also note the 10+ year old Bengals coffee mug, and original Apple Macintosh mouse pad that shipped with the original Mac.

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Mar 3, 2006, 05:55 PM
 
whoa...i was supposed to receive this sucker on wed...till i got a phone call from work telling me there was a package awaiting my arrival. will share in 4-5hrs!!!
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I just ordered the following...

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...and with my discount through the university, I got a saving of £285.85!

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Mar 4, 2006, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by chrisutley
My setup...



My humble setup including my 20" iMac Core Duo, 17" PowerBook running at 1.67GHz, a 20" Dell FP connected to my Dell Fedora Core 4 Linux box and my iMac. There's a Treo 650 in there somewhere too, another PC that keep at home for running backups from the office over SSH. My dog Rocco is chilling down in the bottom right corner of the photo. Anna Kournikova graces my Dell FP and the lovely Rachel Weisz of The Mummy fame (and others) is featured on my iMac display. Please also note the 10+ year old Bengals coffee mug, and original Apple Macintosh mouse pad that shipped with the original Mac.

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Looks like a nice chair . I hate mine .
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Originally Posted by HungrySeacow
Looks like a nice chair . I hate mine .
Decent office furniture can cost a fortune, but I think this thing was a bargain. It's sturdy and quite comfortable, and it was just $150 at Best Buy.
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Mar 8, 2006, 11:40 PM
 
I bought a pretty nice chair too. It's similar to yours and about the same price. I thought it was expensive, but when I considered how much time is spent in it, it seemed silly to go the cheap route on something like that.
     
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Mar 10, 2006, 02:36 AM
 
i hate finals...heres the temporary setup for now. final setup will be up in two weeks time.

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Originally Posted by BoingoBongo
Hi, this is my first post here. I recently switched to Apple with a 20" Intel iMac w/ 2g of ram, the 256mb video card, and 250g hard drive. I love it.

Thats a great computer to have as a first mac. Im sure youl love it.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:02 AM
 
It's a total joy to use. I really love everything about it. It's exactly what I expect a computer to be. Everytime I show it to someone, they can hardly believe it.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 05:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by BoingoBongo
It's a total joy to use. I really love everything about it. It's exactly what I expect a computer to be. Everytime I show it to someone, they can hardly believe it.
Hi BoingoBongo.

I have just joined you in the apple world. I bought my first Mac yesterday!!! I too went for the 20" iMac, but decided against the 256MB upgrade in the end. My wife wanted instant gratification so we took the model that the store had (base model). It will get another GB of memory from crucial later in the month to let me do video work on it.

I have to say I am very happy, and I am starting to get used to the little quirks already. One thing you could help me with though, is - how do you get the functionality of the PC's "end" key?

As soon as I have transfered the all the documents and settings from our ancient Dell PC, I will post Pictures.
     
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Originally Posted by dale
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I have to say I am very happy, and I am starting to get used to the little quirks already. One thing you could help me with though, is - how do you get the functionality of the PC's "end" key?

As soon as I have transfered the all the documents and settings from our ancient Dell PC, I will post Pictures.
If a program doesn't work like you are used to with respect to home and end keys, then try using control + right/left arrow keys. To skip words like in windows I believe it's alt(option) + arrow. These little changes are kinda annoying but you get used to it after a while.

BTW congrats on the new mac. I wish that I had one that's newer than 3 years old.
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I updated my IKEA Jerker desk with a modification to prevent it from wobbling. I know a few guys here have the desk, so check out my general post on the desk if you are interested.

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Here is a old pic of my iMac G5 17 inch in the background, and a friends 20 inch G5. They are both the same specs, but his has 512 mb of RAM and mine has 768. Since this pic was taken last year we have gotten a Netgear Rangemax router.
     
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Originally Posted by dale
Hi BoingoBongo.

I have just joined you in the apple world. I bought my first Mac yesterday!!! I too went for the 20" iMac, but decided against the 256MB upgrade in the end. My wife wanted instant gratification so we took the model that the store had (base model). It will get another GB of memory from crucial later in the month to let me do video work on it.

I have to say I am very happy, and I am starting to get used to the little quirks already. One thing you could help me with though, is - how do you get the functionality of the PC's "end" key?

As soon as I have transfered the all the documents and settings from our ancient Dell PC, I will post Pictures.
I'm glad you like your new computer too. I just can't say enough good things about mine. Learning OSX has been a little tricky, but I find it fun. It has so much more functionality than Windows. I never had and serious problems with Windows, but it just wasn't this polished.
     
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Mar 14, 2006, 10:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Altair
If a program doesn't work like you are used to with respect to home and end keys, then try using control + right/left arrow keys. To skip words like in windows I believe it's alt(option) + arrow. These little changes are kinda annoying but you get used to it after a while.

BTW congrats on the new mac. I wish that I had one that's newer than 3 years old.
Perfect. My wife will be over the moon with this......
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Originally Posted by BoingoBongo
I'm glad you like your new computer too. I just can't say enough good things about mine. Learning OSX has been a little tricky, but I find it fun. It has so much more functionality than Windows. I never had and serious problems with Windows, but it just wasn't this polished.
I agree. Things that might have been difficult on a windows box are so much easier on OSX. My wife and I have setup different logins, but I have found that we can "share" an iPhoto library. Not being able to do this would have caused problems.
     
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This is my new iMac when I first set it up. The desk is also new, so nothing is arranged yet. I reserve the right to post a better pic when I get everything set up and make a few additions (like my i360 and a "baby" iMac).

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finally had some time to spruce things up a bit, im sure we all agree that that this is much better than the image posted a week or so before. enjoi.
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Here is a newer image of our iMac.
     
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mjames: How good are the Sennheiser 595s? I'm thinking of getting a new set of headphones in the next year or so. I currently have the 570s (though I'm waiting on a replacement cable which is taking forever for them to ship).
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Originally Posted by alice_curiouser
This is my new iMac when I first set it up. The desk is also new, so nothing is arranged yet. I reserve the right to post a better pic when I get everything set up and make a few additions (like my i360 and a "baby" iMac).
Hello Kitty protects you from prying eyes? Or is just there as decoration? For people with the built-in iSight iMacs; it can't be controlled remotely, without you being aware of the fact, can it? The little green light is on whenever it is active, yes?
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i love this thing.
     
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Here's mine. It's a really bad angle but oh well

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Ack, I double posted. Sorry guys! But I don't know how to delete my posts so I just changed it to this.
     
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Originally Posted by megasad
Hello Kitty protects you from prying eyes? Or is just there as decoration? For people with the built-in iSight iMacs; it can't be controlled remotely, without you being aware of the fact, can it? The little green light is on whenever it is active, yes?
Mega - iSight can't be controlled remotely as far as I know, but it freaks me out all the same. Periotically, OSX thinks I should take advantage ("hey, want to make an avatar?") and it springs to life. I prefer not to see sudden images of myself (usually with no makeup and hair all awry), so I keep it covered. So, in answer to your question, Hello Kitty is protecting me from myself.
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Originally Posted by Altair
mjames: How good are the Sennheiser 595s? I'm thinking of getting a new set of headphones in the next year or so. I currently have the 570s (though I'm waiting on a replacement cable which is taking forever for them to ship).
They are really good. More comfortable than my 280s, which squeezed my head together and were just too closed-sounding for my liking (though I'm keeping them around for circumstances when I need isolation). The one worry is they are rather flimsy — even holding them, they wobble. And they aren't good for transporting as they don't fold like the 280s, but for pure sound and looks, they are awesome. I got mine for $200 on sale at Amazon, so just look for good prices.
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768p on this Dell W2606C LCD TV looks great. Unfortunately, while 720p H.264 works fine on the iMac, as soon as I attach the Dell, my G5 2.0 iMac starts to stutter a bit with 720p playback on the Dell (particularly if the video is scaled to 768p). I guess dual screen + scaling is just a little too much for this computer on 720p H.264. A Core Duo iMac shouldn't have any problem with this though.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug Wanker

768p on this Dell W2606C LCD TV looks great. Unfortunately, while 720p H.264 works fine on the iMac, as soon as I attach the Dell, my G5 2.0 iMac starts to stutter a bit with 720p playback on the Dell (particularly if the video is scaled to 768p). I guess dual screen + scaling is just a little too much for this computer on 720p H.264. A Core Duo iMac shouldn't have any problem with this though.
That Dell LCD looks REALLY wide for its height, as though its like a 30:10 aspect ratio....!

Edit: Just turned my brightness all the way up, and I can just make out there are speakers at each side of the screen! My bad...
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Hmmm... I just tried the 720p King Kong H.264 video and it plays just fine. Sweet. However, this one is only 1280x544 @ 24 fps, not the full 1280x720 @ 30 fps NASA video I tried earlier.

Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
That Dell LCD looks REALLY wide for its height, as though its like a 30:10 aspect ratio....!
I forgot to mention that the speakers are black, and are on either side.

     
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I finally switched! My 17" iMac Core Duo arrived last Friday and I just spent the whole weekend playing with it. It only has 512 MB RAM as of now but I'm upgrading it to 1.5GB as soon as the RAM is available.

     
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