Upgrades and iMacs

I have them!

Friday, August 24, 2012 by BoXXi | Discussion: Personal Computing

I am doing a major upgrade of my PC today, the rest of my upgrades have finally arrived!! I have a new MSI motherboard, new CPU (Core i3), 8Gb of corsair RAM and a new SSD. I hope to get all this up and running today with a fresh install of 7 Ultimate (sod that Windows H8).

I also have an iMac now!!!! That should arrive this week. I have never used one, but I thought I might as well give it a go. It's not a brand new one, but it will be ok to see whether I like the "Mac experience".......

I'll report back when I have had a play with it.

Snowman
Reply #1 Friday, August 24, 2012 7:02 AM

BoXXi
Reply #2 Friday, August 24, 2012 7:06 AM

hahahaha...... Brilliant!!!!

Jafo
Reply #3 Friday, August 24, 2012 10:15 AM

Took me a while to work out what I was looking at....[friday night]....but...

 

 

 

....brilliant...

Wizard1956
Reply #4 Friday, August 24, 2012 10:28 AM

I have a new MSI motherboard,

Take a look at the MSI Easy Viewer BoXXI. Major WOW factor! I have it on my main rig. It works great with a mouse, no touchscreen needed.

It is available through MSI LIve Update or online but it only works with MSI mobos.

Images of it in action:  LINK

Jafo
Reply #5 Friday, August 24, 2012 11:26 AM

I am doing a major upgrade of my PC today, the rest of my upgrades have finally arrived!! I have a new MSI motherboard, new CPU (Core i3), 8Gb of corsair RAM and a new SSD. I hope to get all this up and running today with a fresh install of 7 Ultimate

Remembering your talents with computers....I trust you have been attentive...watching these guys....

 

starkers
Reply #6 Friday, August 24, 2012 10:03 PM

I also have an iMac now!!!!

I was going to go that way a while back because I'd never tried one, either, but given my niece's recent poor treatment by Apple, the strict proprietary branding creating cross-platform issues, and Apple becoming lunatic litigants suing everybody but the inventor of the wheel [but give them time], I am liking Apple less and less.

I read just before that a judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple's intellectual property and that it will cost Samsung a billion big ones.  Now while that may not seem so significant to some, it sets a dangerous precedent for all manufacturers of smart phones and tablets.  Apple was recently awarded 105 + smart technology patents, which analysts say will stifle competition and open doors to swathes of litigation instigated by Apple, against companies like Nokia, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung and many, many others.

Yes, Apple will increase its market share, but not by fair means or producing the best product.  No, Apple will increase its market share by stifling all opposition and putting the shackles on.... making sure it has the only 'innovative' and viable technology on the market.  Worse still, Apple's overworked and underpaid Chinese workers will keep dying because profit will always cancel out workers rights and better conditions.

Talk about evil... Apple is the AntiChrist of the tech world.

tazgecko
Reply #7 Friday, August 24, 2012 11:36 PM

I'll be buying a Mac in a few weeks, once my tax is done. I use them all the time and W8 is a good excuse to have one at home. Setting it up as a graphic workstation, everything else can stay with my PCs.

starkers
I read just before that a judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple's intellectual property and that it will cost Samsung a billion big ones.  d.

Needs its own post ... the stupidity of the US court system never fails to impress. [e digicons]:'([/e]

BoXXi
Reply #8 Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:08 AM

Jafo: Any idea how to turn it off and on again? I'm stuck!!

BoXXi
Reply #9 Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:10 AM

Wizard1956
Take a look at the MSI Easy Viewer

Tried it Wiz, wasn't impressed.... Thanks though.... )

BoXXi
Reply #10 Saturday, September 1, 2012 4:10 PM

I'm typing this from my new iMac!! Just started setting it up to my liking, but I got to Wincusto, so it can't be all bad.....lol

So far i'm liking it, it's very different. If there are any Mac users out there reading this, and you have any tips for me or recommendations, then please let me know. (except Snowman..... NO i don't need a new doorstop thanks! lol)

Snowman
Reply #11 Saturday, September 1, 2012 4:40 PM

Challenge: Apply -any- WB....

Wizard1956
Reply #12 Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:18 PM

i don't need a new doorstop thanks!

I do, I need to upgrade from my iBrick.

Hankers
Reply #13 Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:24 PM

Snowman
Challenge: Apply -any- WB....

You can with Parallels.

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:29 PM

 to Hank.

 

starkers
Reply #15 Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:35 PM

Wizard1956

Quoting BoXXi, reply 10 i don't need a new doorstop thanks!

I do, I need to upgrade from my iBrick.

Yup, I'll pay that one... f**kin' brilliant.

Hmmm, being mah front door ain't hinged n' all, I'm t' thinking up a way to use one o' them there iMac's in that there fashion fer a sliding door.

Snowman
Reply #16 Sunday, September 2, 2012 6:49 AM

Hankers

You can with Parallels.

Partypooper.

BlackSmokeDMax
Reply #17 Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:47 AM

tazgecko
I'll be buying a Mac in a few weeks, once my tax is done. I use them all the time and W8 is a good excuse to have one at home. Setting it up as a graphic workstation, everything else can stay with my PCs.


Quoting starkers, reply 6I read just before that a judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple's intellectual property and that it will cost Samsung a billion big ones.  d.

Needs its own post ... the stupidity of the US court system never fails to impress. [e digicons]:'([/e]

 

Agreed, I believe that lady winning the hot coffee suit against McDonalds was the exclamation point on the stupidity of our system, and it has been going downhill since.

CDAV
Reply #18 Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:20 PM

I'd would have put window's and a mac os on that as duel boot format, oh yea. .

worked on a laptop with only wifi issues with mac. .

did that once, way way back. .

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