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I'm thinking about switching to an i-mac

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Metro Man
Metro Man Member Posts: 220
> Does anyone use the new "Parallel" software from <BR>
> Apple.<BR>
> <BR>
> I want to make sure I can still run <BR>
> Siggys HydroniCAD and HDS. <BR>
> <BR>
> Any other ways to <BR>
> do this. Any i-mac tips in general?<BR>
> <BR>
> Apple <BR>
> ,dropped the price yesterday $200 bucks on the 20 <BR>
> and 24", added some features and also a bigger <BR>
> more powerful 24".<BR>
> <BR>
> Seems like a good time to <BR>
> buy. <BR>
> <BR>
> hot rod<BR>
> <BR>
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> HREF="http://www.heatinghelp.com/getListed.cfm?id= <BR>
> 144&Step=30"_To Learn More About This <BR>
> Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in <BR>
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Hot Rod--Been using for years.... love them. Have the new dual core so you can do anything your doing, switch between O.S's etc... 1st software I bought was Office Mac. Runs Microsoft word, excel, power point, entourage, and msn messanger (never used the mess.). And I haven't had to load windows.. (yet)

Other than a faster simple system the support is unmatched. Get a laptop. If you have ANY problems with software, hardware, peripherals, etc.. you can set up an appointment (online) w/nearest mac retail store take it in and they will help for free! And the guys behind the "genius bar" are awesome. Join "pro care" ($100/yr) and you can set up an hr of free training on any topic you want.

If you get a .Mac account you can even load info in cyberspace and access from anywhere from any terminal.

Jack up the ram as much as she'll hold.. think I'm @ 1G

Only problem I had w/ old laptop was screen died... was going to cost too much so just got new... new is much faster. 2 GHz Core 2 Duo and this is the low end model. Small screen is nice and compact... may go with larger monitor one day for office as soon as I have $2,500 I don't know what to do with.

BTW - thanks for input on staple guns after ours died. Almost replaced with another SENCO but I ended up with a spotnail. Very nice.... set up exclusively for tubing. Thing I like is that it won't fire unless both guides are down on floor.. making it vertually impossible to screw up. Will post a pic soon.

Anyway, go to a retail store and play around with all the machines b4 you buy.

PS sorry for quote.. site is freaking out on me


Metro Man

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  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
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    need some input

    Does anyone use the new "Parallel" software from Apple.

    I want to make sure I can still run Siggys HydroniCAD and HDS.

    Any other ways to do this. Any i-mac tips in general?

    Apple ,dropped the price yesterday $200 bucks on the 20 and 24", added some features and also a bigger more powerful 24".

    Seems like a good time to buy.

    hot rod

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  • [Deleted User]
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    I Mac, You Mac, we all Mac for I Mac....

    According to Siggy, a certified Mac Nut, the new OS is Windoze based and will run either software, Mac or PC...

    My partner and brother swears by theirs, not at them.

    I'm in the same boat as you. Afraid to change 'cause all my software is PC based...

    And I'm too old to have to learn how to run a new type of computer :-)

    ME
  • bob_50
    bob_50 Member Posts: 306
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    I use

    an imac and i love it. I went from macs to pcs and back. Macs operating system ten is based on Unix like the big main frame computers. My imac is getting a little old in that it uses a motorola processor. The new ones use an intel processor which will allow them to run system ten (the mac os)or windows or vista or both at the same time. Apple just came out with a new imac this week, they are supposed to come out with a new version of system ten (jaguar) this fall. I think i would wait until the new operating system has been out for six months or so before i made the switch. bob
  • Metro Man
    Metro Man Member Posts: 220
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    Hey Mac

    > Does anyone use the new "Parallel" software from

    > Apple.

    >

    > I want to make sure I can still run

    > Siggys HydroniCAD and HDS.

    >

    > Any other ways to

    > do this. Any i-mac tips in general?

    >

    > Apple

    > ,dropped the price yesterday $200 bucks on the 20

    > and 24", added some features and also a bigger

    > more powerful 24".

    >

    > Seems like a good time to

    > buy.

    >

    > hot rod

    >

    > _A

    > HREF="http://www.heatinghelp.com/getListed.cfm?id=

    > 144&Step=30"_To Learn More About This

    > Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in

    > "Find A Professional"_/A_



    Hot Rod--Been using for years.... love them. Have the new dual core so you can do anything your doing, switch between O.S's etc... 1st software I bought was Office Mac. Runs Microsoft word, excel, power point, entourage, and msn messanger (never used the mess.). And I haven't had to load windows.. (yet)

    Other than a faster simple system the support is unmatched. Get a laptop. If you have ANY problems with software, hardware, peripherals, etc.. you can set up an appointment (online) w/nearest mac retail store take it in and they will help for free! And the guys behind the "genius bar" are awesome. Join "pro care" ($100/yr) and you can set up an hr of free training on any topic you want.

    If you get a .Mac account you can even load info in cyberspace and access from anywhere from any terminal.

    Jack up the ram as much as she'll hold.. think I'm @ 1G

    Only problem I had w/ old laptop was screen died... was going to cost too much so just got new... new is much faster. 2 GHz Core 2 Duo and this is the low end model. Small screen is nice and compact... may go with larger monitor one day for office as soon as I have $2,500 I don't know what to do with.

    BTW - thanks for input on staple guns after ours died. Almost replaced with another SENCO but I ended up with a spotnail. Very nice.... set up exclusively for tubing. Thing I like is that it won't fire unless both guides are down on floor.. making it vertually impossible to screw up. Will post a pic soon.

    Anyway, go to a retail store and play around with all the machines b4 you buy.


    Metro Man




  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    Warranty work

    I have an extended warranty on my Dell and the screen bracket broke. When the tech came out, he and I got started talking about my old Toshiba, the one that's been sitting in the basement for 4 years.

    He took a look at it after he was finished with the Dell and said one word, "Screen." Sure enough, the screen was busted. He got it fired back up using a separate spare monitor I have on my desk, since the OS in the tower threw a rod. I did a bit of searching for a replacement screen/LCD/whatever and found 2 online. First was $300 and the second was about $375, neither included shipping!

    Guess I'll use it as a desktop...
  • singh
    singh Member Posts: 866
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    Wait!!

    Hot Rod,

    I always had a mac.
    I use virtual pc software currently for the Siggy programs , etc on my imac.
    It's time for a new one, this time I'm going for a laptop.
    The dual use system, called Boot Camp , will run windows xp or vista ,
    it will come standard with tthe mac products in october, aslo, in october the new opersting system will be out call OS X leopard. So if you buy one now, basically in two months it will be old and you have to upgrade . There goes the $200.

    Go for it, in the fall.

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  • The Wire Nut
    The Wire Nut Member Posts: 420
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    I'd do it...

    ... I recently bought a 15.4" intel MacBook Pro. I love the machine and the ability to run Windoze and Mac programs side by side without a hitch. I did upgrade the RAM to 4GB and put in the largest HD they (apple) offer. The RAM I installed myself (as apple RAM prices have always been baffling).

    Parallels works great and Siggy's program runs happily and at top speed (no more VirtualPC). Whether you go with an iMac or a Laptop is purely a functional decision. If you don't see the computer being lugged around, the iMac has some beautiful industrial design to drool over.

    For those with old copies of VirtualPC, I was happy to discover that Parallels has a conversion tool that converts old VirtualPC hard drives into Parallel drives... i.e. you can convert over and the only thing that may happen is Windows XP or whatever squawking about being installed on a new computer.
    "Let me control you"

    Lost in SOHO NYC and Balmy Whites Valley PA
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