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Have You Got A Light, Mac?

Last night a friend came round to take my old iMac to a new home. I hope he gets good service out of it, but if it does turn out to be on its last legs nobody's any worse off.

Although I never felt the same sentimental attachment to my G5 as I do for my previous Mac, a G3 in Ruby which has undergone five house moves with me and counting, the handover did feel rather like giving a pet up for adoption: here's its box, and here's its mouse, and here's some software to be going on with...

Meanwhile, I'm still getting the hang of the new beast. It claimed it couldn't find quite a lot of my music, so I hunted down the mystery folder where it had hidden itself and dragged the files over. iTunes said 'Importing track 1 of 536' and went very quiet for about twenty minutes, like a boa constrictor eating a cow.

I am, I confess, rather in love with the new Mac. I rush home from my day job sitting in front of a computer to go and sit in front of my computer, and spend even more time than usual pointlessly surfing the internet, just for the pleasure of communing with the shiny. Basically, it's a fetish object and everything you've heard about us Apple people is true.
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It is, and we are.
At least we understand each other!
'No, but I have a fawn overcoat.'

Sorry, couldn't resist. The boa constrictor could make it into national poetry day.
I don't even know what the 'light mac' line is from, but it always amuses me!
I was looking at iMacs in the Apple store in Covent Garden this evening, briefly. I'd like to replace mine before it starts failing...

Oh, and that boa constrictor comment reminded me of The Little Prince (but without the elephant)...
There are incremental bumps in Apple kit performance, and then there are leaps. I had a PBG3/266 Wallstreet, and then a Rev.a TiBook 400MHz. That was, rather emphatically, a bump.

Then, a PBG4 1.67GHz 17". That was more of a leap. =:)

After that, this - 2.8GHz 17" MBP. Brilliant system, and remains my daily workhorse. True, it's been bumped up to 8GB (most the chipset can support), and I swapped out the DVD-R for a 256GB SSD, which made quite a dramatic improvement, but still - I'm okay with a system that's cool with running its own native OS, a VM for Windows 7, Aperture, Xcode, and a slew of other applications. In a package 1" thick, which I can slip into the bag and off to the project partners.

And it looks so elegant, too. What more of a combination could I wish for? ^_^