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Offline 1_rob_1

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2012, 10:44:28 pm »
 
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It may be worth trying before you spend your money on a new pc.
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Its a simple download & burn to cd/dvd so worth trying.

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Its free, & wont affect your current version of windows. so worth trying. :-))




Offline Ian

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2012, 08:20:34 am »
The other thing that's worth knowing is that you can run Macs as Windows machines through the use of 'boot camp', the PC emulator that comes free with Macs.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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Offline Yorkie

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2012, 09:47:08 am »
The other thing that's worth knowing is that you can run Macs as Windows machines through the use of 'boot camp', the PC emulator that comes free with Macs.

Clever marketing that!   Lets people run Windows whilst the onlookers think they're running a Mac!!    _))*

Bit of one-upmanship!    L0L
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Offline DaveR

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2012, 11:09:26 am »
Which programs would you want to run via a Windows emulator though? I've never had the need to use one.

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2012, 04:05:31 pm »
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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2012, 06:21:50 pm »
Hmm, interesting.

Other than internet usage, the main thing I need from my PC is to run my business, (via Microsoft Excel and Access)
So, that is the main reason that I have not moved to an Apple PC.

I wonder whether this 'emulator' or 'boot camp' will run my existing documents through an Apple PC?

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Offline DaveR

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« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2012, 07:24:12 pm »
Hmm, interesting.

Other than internet usage, the main thing I need from my PC is to run my business, (via Microsoft Excel and Access)
So, that is the main reason that I have not moved to an Apple PC.

I wonder whether this 'emulator' or 'boot camp' will run my existing documents through an Apple PC?

 *&(
Most major software comes in a Mac version. I have Microsoft Office installed on my Macs.

Offline dwsi

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2012, 07:36:52 pm »
You run Windows on a Mac using Parallels http://www.parallels.com/uk/

Offline Ian

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2012, 08:00:54 am »
You can, but boot camp is more precise as it works directly from the Intel processors. And unlike Parallels, it's free.

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I wonder whether this 'emulator' or 'boot camp' will run my existing documents through an Apple PC?


The answer is yes.  However, Apple's version of Excel is Numbers, and Numbers will read any Excel document perfectly (I've used it for that many times).
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Offline Ian

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2012, 08:53:57 am »
iTunes 11 has been released by Apple today.  Well worth downloading as it has a number of new and very useful features.
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Offline DaveR

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2013, 09:14:27 am »
I see that Microsoft have finally admitted that Windows 8 is rubbish:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/07/microsoft-redesign-windows-8

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« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2014, 10:22:52 pm »
I was just looking in at the 2009/2010 imacs with the aluminium chassis, second hand prices are right down on eBay now even i'm tempted at the £400 mark. Did the same with the mac air, retailing with the latest spec at £999.99 in the Apple shop in Manchester, the same style model albeit lesser specced inside, £400 on eBay with an external USB drive, arrived like new. One thing you can almost be sure of when buying a second hand mac, is the previous users tend to look after them.

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2014, 08:26:07 am »
Just treated myself to the 27" iMac, an incredibly fast monster of a computer.  ZXZ

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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2014, 08:27:18 am »
Hmph...

I'm thinking of talking the plunge and getting the new Desktop Pro.
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Re: Apple iMac
« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2014, 08:49:06 am »
Just treated myself to the 27" iMac, an incredibly fast monster of a computer.  ZXZ


I've been toying with the idea of getting one for quite a while but the hard drive is only 1TB & they've removed all the optical drives. My home broadband is s***e to say the least so streaming & cloud computing is not really an option for me so I'm not really sure whether to take the plunge.
They look a brilliant piece of kit though, especially if you wall mount the monitor.
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