So as I said in my last post I was ordering a iMac 24″ for the family. First off, it took almost 2 weeks to get here, I am not sure if that had to do with a major update that they waited to install before shipping, but it was longer than I though it should take. But when it did get here I have to say I was impressed. The screen is HUGE. I have used a 15″ wide laptop for the last little while and thought that was good enough. But the 24″ sure stands out. My wife is starting to get used to it, and even enjoying the size, but bigger is always better right?
As for the OS, I do like OS 10.5. It seems pretty easy to get the hang of. Everything I had trouble with was a simple google search answer away. There are issues as there will always be. Some of the software I use on a daily basis will not work on Mac. But with a quick install of Sun Virtual Box and Windows 7 64 bit Beta, I was able to get them up and running. I am still going to use the laptop for quickbooks etc, as I don’t know how the speed would be while running in virtualization.
One negative now. iMovie will not read Mpeg1 or 2 formats. All of my videos from my Sony camera are in Mpeg1. So I have spent hours now with MPEG Streamclip converting them over. After they are converted iMovie is very fast, and I think good enough for the little amount of video editing I do.
All in all, good so far. I will update with anything else I notice. Also I will start taking booking for Medicine Hat after the Aug long weekend, so let me know if there is anything you need.