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Hardware rantings

2002-02-05 16:02:04+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

A few random notes on hardware: part of my hate for the Mac could involve transferrence of the "get this thing to boot" stage of Intel hardware assembly. Because of that, I'd stopped off at CompUSA[Wiki] yesterday as I hadn't gotten the part I needed before the shops in Berkeley closed, and saw the new iMac[Wiki]. I now understand why everyone thinks it's ugly. In pictures, it's very cute, in person it's this huge monstrosity which makes that wonderful slim screen take up more desk space than a CRT.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:05+00 by: Dylan

Wow please tell my mom this! (OK, actually I'm going to quote you in an email to her). She's getting a new computer with an SBA grant and even though she's only experienced with Winblowz (an important consideration with a 50+ yr. old computer-illiterate) she has her heart set on the new iMac because she wants to "maximize her work space" and doesn't want a clunky old PC taking up said space. This takes away the one argument I couldn't win with her...the desktop space argument...particularly if she were to buy a flat-panel monitor to go with the PC.

And yes, Windows sucks, but please don't ask me to teach my mother to use Linux over the phone. I'm gonna have a hard enough time telling her how to set up an internet connection.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:05+00 by: Dan Lyke

She should go look at them herself. I'll happily trade-off floor space for desk space, I guess I'd figured on a 12" or so screen from the pictures.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:05+00 by: mkelley

I actually like my new iMac....better than my Windows or Linux/KDE boxes.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:07+00 by: Jerry Kindall

"Everyone" doesn't think it's ugly.

#Comment made: 2002-02-06 19:15:16+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Oh, all right: nearly[Wiki] everyone. At least among the Mac faithful who've seen it in person that I've talked to.

Dang it, leave me my illusions; my poorly documented probably inaccurate generalizations! You let Congress get away with it!