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iMac G5

Those of you that have had to endure me rambling on and on about computers at some time probably know that I cut my teeth in the world of Apple. Actually, my computer lineage is like this:

TI-99/4A begets Apple //c begets Fat Mac begets Macintosh IIc begets “the wonderful world of Unix” begets Windows NT and on and on…

I was a huge Mac fan (err, zealot?) when that wondrous thing called multi-finder was released. I was eager to see the first color Mac. I really like these machines, but I got so frustrated with the sad excuse for an operating system that I had to bail. Additionally, they just don’t carry any weight in the business world.

I’ve been excited about Mac OS X for a while now and I finally took the plunge. They had a one day sale and I decided it was time to get an iMac. I got the 20″ iMac G5. It’s the most visible computer in our house so I appreciate the aesthetics. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun.

I just got it set up tonight. It’ll take a while to stop fumbling around in this thing. I’ll share my re-acquaintance experiences as it goes.


  1. And don’t forget the really cool thing about OS X… Darwin. Mono is also available for OS X so you can compile and run your .NET code.

  2. Hope you enjoy OS X. I beta tested the orginal version and have used nothing but ever since. Also, you can always install Virtual PC if you need something Windows specific and do not wish to leave the confines of the Mac.

  3. Hi,
    I am a friend of John Murphy and was running a blog with him until the crash…I also am a Mac Fan – have a powerbook g4 w/ super drive (To do DVDs) – have you tried logging on to an XP (PRO) with Remote Desktop Client?

  4. Hooray!! A Macintosh! I hope you decide to replace the 1-button mouse. I think it’s hands-down the worst thing about a Mac. The Design staff at MarketWatch uses the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer optical. We like it because of the included Mac software that allows us program the buttons to do cool things in Photoshop.

  5. …but not the functionality, check this out.

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