New iMac is here!

And it’s a beauty!!! Wow, now that it is finally here, I can’t believe I waited so long to upgrade. First of all, it’s got a gigantic 24-in monitor, takes up almost all of my desk. The only wires are the power cord, and the usb for the keyboard. I also have an external hard drive attached. I’m connecting via wireless. The installation was quick and painless, the only thing that was even the least bit time-consuming was the software updates that it requested almost immediately. Those took about 5 minutes, but I was really anxious to get things going.

I’m not sure the pic above really does justice to the size. Here is a shot with old, tiny-screen round-base computer purchased in 2002, I think. He was a brave soldier to the end. And, actually keeps on going. I’ll be using it as a backup for some time, until I do all my transitioning.

Now, I have to figure out how to handle Time Machine. It wants me to wipe my external drive. Not sure if I want to move everything from it to this computer, then start using it. I also need to connect my iTunes. I’ve already downloaded Firefox, next step will be to get Fetch. Then, the Quicktime Pro upgrade. Next week, I’ll look into Adobe CS3 stuff and Office 2008, although I might just stay in the cloud with Google Docs.

Then, I’ll move on to learning all about this new iMovie version. I’ve had students bring in laptops with it, and it appears to be completely different than previous version. We don’t even have it installed in the labs at school yet. So, it’s good that I can finally get a chance to play with it.

I’m looking forward to many hours of fun-filled computing on my iMac. Thanks for my new toy, Mr Jobs!

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