December 17, 2003

Panther and a 20 inch iMac

So long old friend! I have put my old workhorse blue and white G3 tower out to pasture and bought a new Apple 20 inch iMac. I giggled excitedly, not unlike a young schoolgirl, on the arrival of the new box…and to be honest, really haven’t stopped. It truly is a thing of beauty. The screen is gigantic with plenty of real estate for all of your program’s palettes to stretch their legs.

Perhaps the thing I was looking forward to most was being able to open a program without having to go watch a movie while waiting for it to startup. Heaps of RAM, a shiny new 1.8 GHZ processor, and the lovely Mac OS X Panther make me a very happy camper.

I can now finally partake in all of the buzz behind the new OS, including some nice leaps forward like Expose, Font Book (lacking but promising), and the vastly improved Finder. I also grabbed some nice 3rd party gems from the Iconfactory; Pixadex allows you to organize all of your icons iTunes style, and the ridiculously useful (for designers at least) xScope, a suite of tools for all manner of screen information.

A fine purchase, says I! Sure the price tag is a bit higher, but you get what you pay for. Get bent PC nay-sayers, Apple makes a damn fine computer. Now I need to find my old monitor a new home, though quite large and heavy, it comes complete with running water and a spare bedroom.

Commentary (4):

1. Kevin Cornell says… dec 18, 2003 | 8:31 am

Am I a nay-sayer?

2. Kevin Cornell says… dec 18, 2003 | 8:31 am

Now that I think about it… nay.

3. sutter says… dec 18, 2003 | 4:55 pm

i will live in your old monitor. are utilities included in the rent?

4. Liz says… dec 19, 2003 | 3:54 pm

sutter, utilities are included if you clean our cat litter!