Joy to the world !
Well at last to my humble home. I finally took the step. My first personally bought computer in 7 years!
An iMac, the latest and greatest with Intel DualCore.Unpacking:
Now that was an small party, the kids helped me unpacking my present to myself. All the small parts got everywere.
First out the box, the CD's. They've seen that before, not so interesting. Next part, the mouse, nice. What's that grey bubble on top of the mouse doing there ? Well is a eeuhm thingy to scroll up/down/left/right through pages. Not so interesting either. Yeah! an iPod, a small one, but it's an iPod.
Sorry guys, thats not an ipod, it's the remote control... Not so interesting after all...
Next out of the box. The keyboard. They've seen one before, they are all the same. White. With keys, next!
Finally the screen (dad there's no engine ?, no son that is
the screen and
the "engine" altogether). It looks good, no scratches, no other small damages. Very nice.
We've placed the apparatus at its final destination. The MAC address is noted on the botton of the foot of the machine. I updated the Airport BaseStation, so we should be able to get online right after the installation.Installing
The moment supreme. The mouse goes into the keyboard. The keyboard goes into the mac. The powercord goes into the mac and into the walloutlet. I press the *on* button.
The mac boots right into the install screens. Asks for my name, detects my wireless network, got itself an ipnumber and its done. Online. Without any hassle, not asking for the install dvd's. It just sits there waiting for me.
The kids climb behind the keyboard, and surf to disney online and start playing games. Just like that.
The unpacking of the mac took more time, than getting it online. I was impressed ? that's not quite the feeling. I felt absolete, insignificant. I prepared myself for an whole evening installing the new computer, when in fact it was only a matter of minutes.
Great for non-techies, but as an ict-professional with several year of working experience I guess I needed the thrill of non-installing hardware, missing cd's, chinese manuals and cold coffee.
My family likes the mac, and threats it as an normal household appliance, and that is just what it is. And I've found my thrills afterall... Not every app I use is Universal, not every app I use will even run on this mac. So it turned out, it's not much different than in the *old* days, you'll have to dig a bit harder to find the gems.
I couldn't do without my iMac anymore.