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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-23-2007 09:47 PM 890 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
I’ve been playing around with my new” iMac. This will send you to my forum topic, Buying a new computer.

I found out that there’s more work involved, when you replace a computer. When I got my first PC, I was starting from scratch, but this time transferring files, plus trying to learn some new things on this system is quite a chore.

My Son was helping me the other day so he got in the show.

It’s kind of strange having such a large screen, but it sure nice for viewing things. I’ll have to make a lower desk, because It’s hard to read the top of the screen, without getting a sore neck. That’s what happens when you have bifocals. LOL

This is a side by side comparison of old, & new.

My Son helping me get going!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 09-23-2007 10:01 PM

holy cats.. look at the size of that monitor!!! haha you are going to LOVE it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 09-23-2007 10:01 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you!
I know you will be happy with your choice and I can almost guarantee that your experience will be most gratifiying with this OS and elegant hardware,

Welcome to the world of “elegant” programming.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 09-23-2007 10:07 PM

Thanks!!
I forgot to mention that I’m going to have to make a new desk for this large screen. It has to be a little lower, because
I have to tilt my head back to far, bifocals you know.LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 09-23-2007 10:14 PM

complications—but you can play with some wood !! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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David

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#5 posted 09-23-2007 10:25 PM

Dick -

Congratultions! You will love that machine!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 09-24-2007 12:05 AM

Way to go, Dick. it sure looks like a dandy. I thought I had a big monitor but yours looks bigger. You will have fun now.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Diane

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#7 posted 09-24-2007 01:58 AM

Wow, nice screen. I wish I had a new Mac, mine is a few years old now and I got the Mini Mac, I bet the new IMac is great, I haven’t seen it yet at the Apple store but will check it out next time I visit. I’m so glad you went with the Mac I am sure you will be happy with it.

Diane

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#8 posted 09-24-2007 02:32 AM

My 2000 era Gigabit Ethernet PowerMac is jealous. I, however, couldn’t be happier for you. Great looking toy Dick! Have fun.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 09-24-2007 03:13 PM

Hi Dick;

I couldn’t get your pictures to load, but I’m happy you have a new toy / tool to work with.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 09-24-2007 08:07 PM

I got my son working on finding me a new puter. Mine is just to full and old. I could’nt download the sketchup program it’s so lame. Yours looks like a dandy Dick. Have fun and show us what you got.. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 09-25-2007 05:23 PM

Hi!
I just edited this blog, because some couldn’t see my gallery.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 09-25-2007 05:58 PM

Congratulations Dick.

But I build my Windows based machines, so a Mac is not one of my choices.

When the family want to upgrade I pass mine over to a child and I get a new one. It’s usually just a motherboard and CPU. I keep the old hard drives etc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 10-05-2007 01:03 PM

Kudos Dick! Great minds think alike… even though yours is bigger than mine! ;o)

I’m writing you from my once top-of-the-line and now venerable PowerBook G4 17”. Quite big for a laptop I’d say. I see you’ve got the 24”. It’s exactly the same model we’re getting in a few weeks. We’re cheap so we are waiting the release of Leopard and thus saving $129… that will go towards more stuff, that’s clear.

The nice thing is that I succeed to convince The Boss that she NEEDS to get a new 24” iMac just for checking the e-mail and surfing the web… shame on me! :oD

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 10-05-2007 01:08 PM

Thanks Jojo, I didn’t know about Leopard, until I got mine. That’s what happens all the time. you buy something, & the next day they come out with something new.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 10-05-2007 05:54 PM

Don’t worry Dick, that’s business as usual. Anyway, check with your local Apple Store as soon as Leopard gets out of the cage because they have a policy of exchange if you bought your product within the xx days previous to the release of a new version (can’t remember how many, now).

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