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[GoLugTech] Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them
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Steve Litt
2012-12-01 05:29:41 UTC
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Hi all,

I'm once again reminded why I'm glad to be a GoLUG member and use Linux:

Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them

http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/

Let's go over the reasons:

1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin
Sleek too, I bet.
2) Big Screens
Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that came with
the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever screen you want.
3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much outcry there is over
Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system might be just what
the doctor ordered.)
I guess forgetting Linux and BSD, while comparing one's self to the
village idiot, is considered compelling.
4) Less Reflection Is Huge
It's huuuuuge. See #2.
5) A Nice Intel Processor
Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice Intel processor. My daughter just
got a nice, 4 core AMD processor in a laptop 50% the price of its
Apple equivalent, and that computer can run Linux.
6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition
It IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
We've all heard what Linus said to Nvidia:
See time marker 1:40
7) An Affordable Mac?
$1195 for the smallscreen. With an advertisement!
8) Fusion Drive
Sounds to me like a hard drive cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER
do that with Linux.
9) Space Savings
And did they mention it's practically impossible to service by
yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version.
10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance
For when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.


I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS obnoxious?
Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.

SteveT

Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
Kevin Korb
2012-12-01 05:33:01 UTC
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I stopped reading at #4. Nothing reflects better than a Mac. They
reflect so much that they are useless in lighting conditions that are
significantly better than a night light.
Post by Steve Litt
Hi all,
Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin Sleek too, I bet. 2) Big
Screens Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that
came with the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever
screen you want. 3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much
outcry there is over Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system
might be just what the doctor ordered.) I guess forgetting Linux
and BSD, while comparing one's self to the village idiot, is
considered compelling. 4) Less Reflection Is Huge It's huuuuuge.
See #2. 5) A Nice Intel Processor Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice
Intel processor. My daughter just got a nice, 4 core AMD processor
in a laptop 50% the price of its Apple equivalent, and that
computer can run Linux. 6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition It
IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
http://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw See time marker 1:40 7)
An Affordable Mac? $1195 for the smallscreen. With an
advertisement! 8) Fusion Drive Sounds to me like a hard drive
cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER do that with Linux. 9) Space
Savings And did they mention it's practically impossible to service
by yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version. 10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance For
when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.
I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS
obnoxious? Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.
SteveT
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
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Chris Jones
2012-12-03 21:30:12 UTC
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This is what kept me from buying an iMac.
https://www.system76.com/desktops/model/sabc1

Ships with Linux.
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I stopped reading at #4. Nothing reflects better than a Mac. They
reflect so much that they are useless in lighting conditions that are
significantly better than a night light.
Post by Steve Litt
Hi all,
Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin Sleek too, I bet. 2) Big
Screens Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that
came with the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever
screen you want. 3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much
outcry there is over Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system
might be just what the doctor ordered.) I guess forgetting Linux
and BSD, while comparing one's self to the village idiot, is
considered compelling. 4) Less Reflection Is Huge It's huuuuuge.
See #2. 5) A Nice Intel Processor Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice
Intel processor. My daughter just got a nice, 4 core AMD processor
in a laptop 50% the price of its Apple equivalent, and that
computer can run Linux. 6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition It
IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
http://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw See time marker 1:40 7)
An Affordable Mac? $1195 for the smallscreen. With an
advertisement! 8) Fusion Drive Sounds to me like a hard drive
cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER do that with Linux. 9) Space
Savings And did they mention it's practically impossible to service
by yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version. 10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance For
when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.
I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS
obnoxious? Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.
SteveT
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
_______________________________________________
Post by Steve Litt
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Kevin Korb Phone: (407) 252-6853
FutureQuest, Inc. Kevin at FutureQuest.net (work)
Orlando, Florida kmk at sanitarium.net (personal)
Web page: http://www.sanitarium.net/
PGP public key available on web site.
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Chris Jones
2012-12-03 21:30:12 UTC
Permalink
This is what kept me from buying an iMac.
https://www.system76.com/desktops/model/sabc1

Ships with Linux.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1
I stopped reading at #4. Nothing reflects better than a Mac. They
reflect so much that they are useless in lighting conditions that are
significantly better than a night light.
Post by Steve Litt
Hi all,
Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin Sleek too, I bet. 2) Big
Screens Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that
came with the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever
screen you want. 3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much
outcry there is over Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system
might be just what the doctor ordered.) I guess forgetting Linux
and BSD, while comparing one's self to the village idiot, is
considered compelling. 4) Less Reflection Is Huge It's huuuuuge.
See #2. 5) A Nice Intel Processor Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice
Intel processor. My daughter just got a nice, 4 core AMD processor
in a laptop 50% the price of its Apple equivalent, and that
computer can run Linux. 6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition It
IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
http://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw See time marker 1:40 7)
An Affordable Mac? $1195 for the smallscreen. With an
advertisement! 8) Fusion Drive Sounds to me like a hard drive
cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER do that with Linux. 9) Space
Savings And did they mention it's practically impossible to service
by yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version. 10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance For
when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.
I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS
obnoxious? Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.
SteveT
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
_______________________________________________
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Kevin Korb Phone: (407) 252-6853
FutureQuest, Inc. Kevin at FutureQuest.net (work)
Orlando, Florida kmk at sanitarium.net (personal)
Web page: http://www.sanitarium.net/
PGP public key available on web site.
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407-536-7308
Web: http://www.sysadminchris.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-jones/9/7a8/3aa
Blog: http://www.seechrisblog.com
Steve Litt
2012-12-01 05:29:41 UTC
Permalink
Hi all,

I'm once again reminded why I'm glad to be a GoLUG member and use Linux:

Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them

http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/

Let's go over the reasons:

1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin
Sleek too, I bet.
2) Big Screens
Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that came with
the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever screen you want.
3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much outcry there is over
Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system might be just what
the doctor ordered.)
I guess forgetting Linux and BSD, while comparing one's self to the
village idiot, is considered compelling.
4) Less Reflection Is Huge
It's huuuuuge. See #2.
5) A Nice Intel Processor
Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice Intel processor. My daughter just
got a nice, 4 core AMD processor in a laptop 50% the price of its
Apple equivalent, and that computer can run Linux.
6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition
It IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
We've all heard what Linus said to Nvidia:
http://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw See time marker 1:40
7) An Affordable Mac?
$1195 for the smallscreen. With an advertisement!
8) Fusion Drive
Sounds to me like a hard drive cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER
do that with Linux.
9) Space Savings
And did they mention it's practically impossible to service by
yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version.
10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance
For when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.


I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS obnoxious?
Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.

SteveT

Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
Kevin Korb
2012-12-01 05:33:01 UTC
Permalink
I stopped reading at #4. Nothing reflects better than a Mac. They
reflect so much that they are useless in lighting conditions that are
significantly better than a night light.
Post by Steve Litt
Hi all,
Apple's New iMacs: 10 Reasons You Should Buy Them
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
1) It's Thin ? Really, Really Thin Sleek too, I bet. 2) Big
Screens Another way of saying you're stuck with the screen that
came with the CPU, instead of just being able to buy whatever
screen you want. 3) OS X Mountain Lion ("Considering how much
outcry there is over Windows 8, it appears Apple's operating system
might be just what the doctor ordered.) I guess forgetting Linux
and BSD, while comparing one's self to the village idiot, is
considered compelling. 4) Less Reflection Is Huge It's huuuuuge.
See #2. 5) A Nice Intel Processor Whoooa, stop the presses! A nice
Intel processor. My daughter just got a nice, 4 core AMD processor
in a laptop 50% the price of its Apple equivalent, and that
computer can run Linux. 6) Nvidia's Graphics Are a Nice Addition It
IS nice that Apple is proprietary enough to make Nvidia behave.
http://youtu.be/IVpOyKCNZYw See time marker 1:40 7)
An Affordable Mac? $1195 for the smallscreen. With an
advertisement! 8) Fusion Drive Sounds to me like a hard drive
cached on an SSD. Ohhh, I could NEVER do that with Linux. 9) Space
Savings And did they mention it's practically impossible to service
by yourself, unless your hands are equally space saving? But don't
worry, if you're a true fanboy, 6 months from now you'll want the
next version. 10) Don't Underestimate Thunderbolt's Importance For
when USB3, Firewire and eSata just aren't enough.
I'm trying to remember -- were Windows Weenies every THIS
obnoxious? Man am I glad to be a Linux guy in GoLUG.
SteveT
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/apples-new-imacs-10-reasons-you-should-buy-them/
_______________________________________________
Post by Steve Litt
Tech mailing list Tech at golug.org
http://golug.org/mailman/listinfo/tech
- --
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Kevin Korb Phone: (407) 252-6853
Systems Administrator Internet:
FutureQuest, Inc. Kevin at FutureQuest.net (work)
Orlando, Florida kmk at sanitarium.net (personal)
Web page: http://www.sanitarium.net/
PGP public key available on web site.
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