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Sep 25, 2004, 08:21 PM
 
I didn't know if there was a thread specifically for iMac delivery pics so I made my own.

Click here for the good stuff. Booyah! --> http://dtibs.home.comcast.net/iMacG5
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Sep 25, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
Thank you for posting those! I'm still waiting for my 20" to get delivered, its always good to live vicariously through people with new iMacs!
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Sep 25, 2004, 09:14 PM
 
Originally posted by Finrock:
Thank you for posting those! I'm still waiting for my 20" to get delivered, its always good to live vicariously through people with new iMacs!
Tee hee! I know exactly how you feel.
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Sep 25, 2004, 11:07 PM
 
Nice setup. I see that you left out the pictures of you putting together the new furniture! That had to be at least a six-pack job!!!

A question, please. Does the migration utility move over all your applications too? Do you have to reinstall them? Are there problems with stuff like Office and Photoshop that have serialed installs?

Darn guy at the Apple store told me it wouldn't take over apps - but it clearly looks like it does based upon your photos...
     
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Sep 25, 2004, 11:16 PM
 
Originally posted by danbrew:
Nice setup. I see that you left out the pictures of you putting together the new furniture! That had to be at least a six-pack job!!!

A question, please. Does the migration utility move over all your applications too? Do you have to reinstall them? Are there problems with stuff like Office and Photoshop that have serialed installs?

Darn guy at the Apple store told me it wouldn't take over apps - but it clearly looks like it does based upon your photos...
I'd still be putting the furniture together if I stopped to take pictures of that! I completely disassembled the first desk, then assembled the second desk.

My programs were brought over in the migration. Office seems to work OK, but I did make sure to remove the Office 2004 test drive first (I have Office v.X). My photo & music catalogs moved over without a hitch as well.

Basically it was like booting up my laptop again except I had a faster computer with a larger screen. That was really cool to me.
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Sep 26, 2004, 03:53 AM
 
Congrats on the new machine. I'd be stoked!

Your best pics were the screenshots of the migration utility. That's a handy way to move stuff from an old machine to a new one. Enjoy your new iMac.
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Sep 26, 2004, 12:57 PM
 
The migration utility is cool, does the new iMac come with a firewire cable?
I am still waiting on my 20" G5, but looking at your piccys has at least stopped me checking my r-mail and order status every 2 mins
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:41 PM
 
Originally posted by danbrew:
Darn guy at the Apple store told me it wouldn't take over apps - but it clearly looks like it does based upon your photos...
My new G5 brought over everything from my G4. The only thing it had trouble with was the Macromedia MX 2004 suite, which uses product activation. It brought the apps and prefs over, but I had to reactivate. And it didn't carry over my printers, which I thought was kind of an obvious thing to miss. But otherwise, booting up the new machine was just like booting up the old. Same desktop pattern, same icons in the Dock, everything just where I left it. Saved me hours.
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:42 PM
 
Originally posted by PBG4 User:
I didn't know if there was a thread specifically for iMac delivery pics so I made my own.

Click here for the good stuff. Booyah! --> http://dtibs.home.comcast.net/iMacG5
Cool pictures.. I did the similiar as yours.. check it out:

http://homepage.mac.com/mattklusza/PhotoAlbum17.html

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Sep 26, 2004, 04:14 PM
 
The 20" looks more in proportion than the 17 inch Which was the opposite on the G4.
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Sep 26, 2004, 04:28 PM
 
Originally posted by Matt OS X:
Cool pictures.. I did the similiar as yours.. check it out:

http://homepage.mac.com/mattklusza/PhotoAlbum17.html
Ha ha, I checked out those pics while I was still on the waiting list.

Looks like your box made it to you in better condition then mine did.

How do you like it so far? I'm trying to figure out where to get more RAM as 256MB isn't cutting it. I got Final Cut Express 2 and that won't even start w/o at least 384MB.
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Sep 26, 2004, 05:29 PM
 
does the new imac come with a firewire cable? i'm still waiting for my imac 20", placed my order 2 days ago
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Sep 26, 2004, 05:53 PM
 
Originally posted by pantalaimon:
does the new imac come with a firewire cable? i'm still waiting for my imac 20", placed my order 2 days ago
No, it does not. The only cable it comes with is a phone cable for the built-in MODEM. I have some firewire cables from other devices so I used one of them.
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Data migration question: Does it pop up on first boot or is it a program you can run?

I could really use that program right now.

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Sep 26, 2004, 08:56 PM
 
Originally posted by Eriamjh:
Data migration question: Does it pop up on first boot or is it a program you can run?

I could really use that program right now.
It ran on first boot for me. I don't know if there is a way to run this program independently.
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Sep 26, 2004, 11:46 PM
 
Originally posted by pantalaimon:
does the new imac come with a firewire cable? i'm still waiting for my imac 20", placed my order 2 days ago
Nope, I used the Firewire wire from my iSight.

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Originally posted by PBG4 User:
It ran on first boot for me. I don't know if there is a way to run this program independently.
there is. if you go to finder and in help ask, "how do I use target disk mode?" and it will tell you how to transfer information at any time when you need to, when you want to, or when you are bored.
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Sep 27, 2004, 02:19 AM
 
There is also a program in the Utilities folder called "Setup Assistant". Run this and it'll let you get back to the data transfer screen.
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Originally posted by darkhawk64:
There is also a program in the Utilities folder called "Setup Assistant". Run this and it'll let you get back to the data transfer screen.
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Thanks! I had forgotten where the Setup Assistant hides out on the hard drive.
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I had ordered an iMac from Apple online to take advantage of the built in BT. But then I realized I would be running one cable from the back for my printer and scanner that use a hub, and I could plug the D-Link BT adapter into my hub. So I bought the iMac from the Mission Viejo Apple Store. I already had the wireless keyboard and mouse. I installed two 512MB dimms, and that was all I needed.

Set up was a breeze. I did have two download the Bluetooth firmware updater so that the mouse and keyboard would work properly and be able to wake up the computer. I first wiped the drive and did my own install. I didn't bother with the setup assistant although it looks to be very easy to do. The iMac runs through a pairing process with the mouse and keyboard that was seemless and typical Apple.

While installing all my applications, etc. it started to blow like a Hoover, and I was worried that that was the "whisper quiet". After I completed my installations, I shut down and zapped the pram. The fans have been nothing but whisper quiet since. The computer seems very "snappy" and the display is beautiful, bright and crisp. No dead or stuck pixels. The only problem was my box was beat to hell, and the keyboard that came with it is wet inside it's packaging!! I will take it back for an exchange but wonder how I will explain it was like that out of the box.

I would recommend this computer and will answer any questions if you might have any.

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Matt OS X how long have you had that desk for. I just built it for my GF and it seems pretty flimsy (not to mention it was a pain in the ass to put together). Great photos people and if you don't already know here's the picture thread where these babies belong.

Picture thread.

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I should put this in the iMac Picture Thread though... I'll have a link to the setup photo page I put on my iDisk there.

iMac Picture Thread
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:53 PM
 
Originally posted by murbot:
I should put this in the iMac Picture Thread though... I'll have a link to the setup photo page I put on my iDisk there.
[See picture above]

Green Monster: What is this?
iMac G5: I am an iMac G5, latest and greatest computer ever made.
GM: Pale as a white ghost. Slim as a cut board. I can knock you down easily.
G5: I dare you! My GeForce 5200 Ultra can crush you like a bug.
GM: What is that?
G5: Most powerful GPU the money can buy!
GM: Mmmmmm... (Angry).

....... GM throws a punch, knocking G5 unconscious.


Sorry, just cannot resist !
     
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Originally posted by iPoder:
[See picture above]

Green Monster: What is this?
iMac G5: I am an iMac G5, latest and greatest computer ever made.
GM: Pale as a white ghost. Slim as a cut board. I can knock you down easily.
G5: I dare you! My GeForce 5200 Ultra can crush you like a bug.
GM: What is that?
G5: Most powerful GPU the money can buy!
GM: Mmmmmm... (Angry).

....... GM throws a punch, knocking G5 unconscious.


Sorry, just cannot resist !
Ummm, "Green Monster" is the Hulk. Ever heard of him?

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Sep 29, 2004, 11:49 PM
 
Originally posted by murbot:


20" 1.8GHz G5, 1GB RAM, 250GB HD, AE, BT.



I should put this in the iMac Picture Thread though... I'll have a link to the setup photo page I put on my iDisk there.

iMac Picture Thread
This green monster, Hulk, is extremely angry because he's not satisfied with iMac G5's NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200.

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Sep 29, 2004, 11:52 PM
 
Originally posted by iREZ:
Matt OS X how long have you had that desk for. I just built it for my GF and it seems pretty flimsy (not to mention it was a pain in the ass to put together). Great photos people and if you don't already know here's the picture thread where these babies belong.

Picture thread.


Hey there iREZ, I got this desk from Wal-Mart about a year ago for 55 bucks. I"m not really satisfied with it. I might as well get a new computer desk sometime near in the future.

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Oct 1, 2004, 07:45 PM
 
I enjoyed reading everyone's reviews and pictures of the new iMac so I've finally posted my mini-review and pics of my new 20" iMac G5.

[ Sorry, I had to remove the link because my web host said I went over my CPU utilization limits. ]
( Last edited by Finrock; Oct 1, 2004 at 11:50 PM. )
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