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5507 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2009 3:24 AM by Eric Lindsay
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2009 11:45 PM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)Oh. just thought of something, since you mentioned a need to run Tiger. If you find a +late 2006+ iMac used and decide to buy it, make sure it comes with the original Mac OS X installation disc (for Tiger). Since all Intel Macs came with Tiger (or later), Apple never produced a retail Tiger installation disc for Intel Macs. Tiger was actually two releases, first for PowerPC and second for Intel, and they are separate builds (unlike Leopard which is universal). The only retail Tiger discs are for PowerPC. So the only way to install Tiger on a supported Intel Mac is by using the disc that came with it.Various including Intel iMac, Power Mac G5, Pismo w/G4, Power Mac 8100 w/G3, Mac OS X (10.6), also Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.3.9, and Mac OS 9.x
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2009 3:22 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
Kenichi Watanabe wrote:
Oh. just thought of something, since you mentioned a need to run Tiger.
I don't remember stipulating that it must run Tiger, and it's certainly not a requirement as far as I can recall. I prefer Tiger to Leopard for it's more colourful visual aspects though.
Message was edited by: Jonathan MortimerMacBook Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 2.4GHz and iMac 17inch 2GB RAM 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iMac is on Tiger 10.4.11, MacBook is on Leopard 10.5.5
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2009 3:22 AM (in response to den.thed)
Apple Palace may have a couple of refurbished 24" 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac's left.
I don't suppose anyone knows of such a place in the UK?MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 2.4GHz and iMac 17inch 2GB RAM 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is on Tiger 10.4.11, MacBook is on Leopard 10.5.8
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2009 4:00 AM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)Just have a little patience. With the impending release of the new iMac just a few weeks away (they'll probably delete my post for that one), I think the odds are likely that Apple will offer a matte screen option. Glossy vs. Matte is more a fashion statement than anything else, and in the rest of the world of industrial design, matte has replaced glossy as the new "in" finish. Matte is the new look of luxury. Apple has always tried to position itself at the vanguard of fashion and style, but with the release of it's new shiny iPod Touch a few weeks ago, Apple is showing its age. Nobody wants shiny things these days, and the Touch is looking awfully dated next to other sleeker matter devices. I don't think Apple will make the same mistake two times in a row by releasing a shiny iMac.iMac 2.16 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2009 5:02 AM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)Sorry. It was a post from someone else up above, regarding the need for Tiger. Although it is getting a bit older now, I like my Late 2006 iMac because it is Core 2 Duo (64-bit) and it can run Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard (and probably whatever big cat is next too).Various including Intel iMac, Power Mac G5, Pismo w/G4, Power Mac 8100 w/G3, Mac OS X (10.6), also Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.3.9, and Mac OS 9.x
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2009 12:10 PM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)I'm only posting here to express my frustration that there is no iMac available with an anti-glare option--and my frustration with Apple for not paying attention to its customers. I, too, have written to Apple more than once to beg for an anti-glare screen on the iMac, and I can tell that I am not alone. Yet, there is no indication that Apple cares.
That seems so silly to me. In every other way, the iMac is perfect for my needs, but the glossy screen on my MacBook hurts my eyes, and I do not want to repeat that experience. I would go out today and buy a new iMac if only it had an anti-glare screen.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2009 1:08 PM (in response to mccarlson)It is a fairly well known fact that reflections on screens cause eye strain, from the moment I saw one of the glossy screens I knew it would be unpopular and certainly not something I would want. I'm surprised Apple seem totally oblivious to this, but let's hope they see sense.
If Apple did their homework they could probably keep the glossy look and invest in one of the simple technologies used to cut out reflections on camera lenses and also in binoculars, I don't know the details but I'm sure it should be possible.MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 2.4GHz and iMac 17inch 2GB RAM 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is on Tiger 10.4.11, MacBook is on Leopard 10.5.8
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2009 2:37 AM (in response to lakeshore)I see no matte option on the newly updated iMac range, which is very disappointing for me! I probably would have bought the quad core iMac (what a beast!) had it had a matte option, but no. Apple have lost out there but for the sake of a £40 option. All they would have to do is replace the entire glass front (and possibly the screen) for matte, which would surely be cheaper and easier at the manufacturing stage than glossy anyway. It would still match the brushed aluminium. Stupid stupid stupid.MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 2.4GHz and iMac 17inch 2GB RAM 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is on Tiger 10.4.11, MacBook is on Leopard 10.5.8
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2009 11:27 AM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)+Stupid stupid stupid.+
Agreed agreed agreed.
Maybe - just maybe - if enough of us send feedback, they will get the message that we want a matte screen (option):
http://www.apple.com/feedback/24" white 2.16GHz iMac 3 GB RAM (10.6.1), 13" white early 2009 MB (10.6.1),, LaCie d2 DVDRW, 2 LaCie ext HD (1 Quadra), Wacom tablet
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2009 8:17 AM (in response to babowa)ive sent feedback to apple - i cant stand glossy displays - berable on my nokia n97/psp but for a 27" desktop computer that ill spend hours a day staring at, i dont want unnecessary reflections.MBP17", 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB 7200 HDD,, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to Jonathan Mortimer)I have the distinct impression that Apple simply doesn't care that there are a lot of people who want an iMac with a matte screen. I would go out and buy a new iMac today, if not for the glossy screen. I have a glossy screen on my MacBook, and it's so hard on my eyes, so I do know what I am talking about.
I've sent Apple feedback numerous times, and every time I am in the Apple Store, I ask whoever is helping me to explain why we have no choice, and I ask them to please get the word to Apple that there are plenty of us who want a non-glare screen. They always seem surprised, so maybe I am one of the very few, afterall.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 2:22 AM (in response to mccarlson)You are not alone with your situation. I would buy two iMacs, one for me and one for my partner. We both have G5's and I am desperate to upgrade. I have the cash on hand. But I too have sent feedback and got no response. I have talked to a few surprised Apple employees, to varying responses of 1) wait as something might be around the corner 2) yeah I feel your pain, 3) the Steve Jobs standard of how customers love it, or 4) maybe I should rearrange my furniture, or cover up the sliding glass doors behind me as I sit at my computer.
I posted another thread asking for a third party solution and that post got deleted.
The impression I get too is that Apple doesn't care either. This is probably not the case in reality, but this is the impression that is being left.G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2009 3:24 AM (in response to MathGeekRob)I was also disappointed there was not-reflective option for the new model iMac. I would lov to replace my iMac G5 ALS with the 27 inch i7 iMac if there were a matte display. I flew to the Sydney Apple store to check whether I could tolerate the glossy display, but the reflections are worse than ever.
The only temporary solution I could think of was to get a Mac mini, and use that with my 27 inch (matte) Dell monitor. I do not really need another notebook computer (where I can at least get matte in the two larger MacBook Pro models). Even with my original MacBook Air (nowhere near as reflective as the iMac), half the locations in my room are unusable in the daytime due to reflections. However what I would really like would be a large all in one like the iMac.iMac G5(ALS) 2GHz 20 + MacBook Air 1.6GHz 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3Gs, BT Mighty mouse, AudioEngine 5 speakers