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  • 570. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    Indeed we should, I have to fit in a trip to NZ as soon as I can (long story - lost brother found) but will have a schedule at some point, I'll let you know when I am in Maidstone.

  • 571. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,975 points)

     

  • 572. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    ilvi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound1 & seventy one; just exchange emails / social network profiles and leave this thread for berating or praising the removal of an optical drive from a personal computer; which I believe the common opinion is that they usually contain a writable format - that's not "get a USB drive". I now consider the iMac not serious but rather ostentatious (along with the macbook air).

  • 573. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    noyaloco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound you should already know the answer to what I want since your intelligence is so vast and superior to all that you are a professional at condescending to strangers on internet forums.

     

    [hint]- An Imac with a disc drive.

     

    [answer]- An imac with a disc drive.

  • 574. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)

    It may no longer be an All-In-One, but boy is it thin... viewed from an angle you're not likely to view it from!

  • 575. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    fotowilf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some weeks ago I posted on this particular forum that I was about to purchase my first Mac computer and enter the 'world of the Mac'. This came by way of an iPhone and iPad. I was surprised that the iMac that I was looking to buy did not have an internal DVD drive hence my post. The feedback I received helped me to make my decision and I did indeed purchase my iMac and will add an external drive if I feel the need to do so.

     

    It is sitting proudly on my desk and unfortunately I have had little time to play/learn how it all works. Soon after setting it up I had to leave on a trip. I'm aware it won't be that difficult and I am sure I will be able to post questions on these forums should I need a helping hand.

     

    So I would like to thank those that responded and helped me with the question I posed.......... however the main reason for posting is to say that I am absolutely astounded by the impoliteness that some people seem to think is their right when responding to people's posts.

     

    If we were a group of people sitting around a table discussing what has been written on this thread I am sure it would not be long before people were physically abusing each other, beginning with shouting and then fist fights and perhaps even more sever violence. I have no doubt that would not happen because face to face we humans seem to be far more polite. Given a forum where it is so easy to fire off barbed comments and insults is it too much to ask that people take a minute or two to think before they reply in an insulting way.

     

    And here was me thinking that the 'Apple Community' were of a different breed, perhaps they are, one that is far more aggressive and insensitive to others.

  • 576. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    noyaloco wrote:

     

    Csound you should already know the answer to what I want since your intelligence is so vast and superior to all that you are a professional at condescending to strangers on internet forums.

     

    [hint]- An Imac with a disc drive.

     

    [answer]- An imac with a disc drive.

    Then buy a refurbished iMac with an internal optical drive.

  • 577. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been wrong on every point?  You are amusing, if nothing else.  You're obviously not paying attention -- The vast majority in this thread, and every thread in every forum which I've had this discussion, is of the same option about the premature demise of the optical drive.  The vast majority.

     

    You are the one who is arrogant and out of touch, trying to convince everyone that they don't need an internal optical drive, or conveniently located USB and SD ports.

     

    Of course, it's much more difficult to read thread with all of the asinine background noise you and indigopete have contributed to this discussion.

  • 578. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Take it off line and quite polluting this forum with your unrelated nonsense!  This is a discussion about the premature demise of the optical drive in the new iMac, not a social event.  You've polluted this thread with your unintelligible drivel time and time again!

  • 579. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    zBernie2 wrote:

     

    I've been wrong on every point?  You are amusing, if nothing else.  You're obviously not paying attention -- The vast majority in this thread, and every thread in every forum which I've had this discussion, is of the same option about the premature demise of the optical drive.  The vast majority.

    The vast majority of people in the ER are sick, what do you extrapolate from that zB2.

     

    zBernie2 wrote:

     

    Take it off line and quite polluting this forum with your unrelated nonsense!  This is a discussion about the premature demise of the optical drive in the new iMac, not a social event.  You've polluted this thread with your unintelligible drivel time and time again!

     

    Unless you claim some authority hitherto undisclosed this is the same as the rest of your posts.

     

    There is a perfectly simple solution to your rant, buy an iMac with an optical drive (many available at Apple), or buy something else.

  • 580. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,085 points)

    fotowilf wrote:

    Some weeks ago I posted on this particular forum that I was about to purchase my first Mac computer and enter the 'world of the Mac'. This came by way of an iPhone and iPad. I was surprised that the iMac that I was looking to buy did not have an internal DVD drive hence my post. The feedback I received helped me to make my decision and I did indeed purchase my iMac and will add an external drive if I feel the need to do so.

     

    It is sitting proudly on my desk and unfortunately I have had little time to play/learn how it all works. Soon after setting it up I had to leave on a trip. I'm aware it won't be that difficult and I am sure I will be able to post questions on these forums should I need a helping hand.

    For that, start with these:

     

    Switching from Windows to Mac OS X,
    Mac Basics—Tutorials on using a Mac,
    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts,
    Anatomy of a Mac,
    MacTips,
    Switching to Mac Superguide, and
    Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition.

     

    Additionally, *Texas Mac Man* recommends:

     

    Quick Assist,
    Welcome to the Switch To A Mac Guides,
    Take Control E-books, and
    A guide for switching to a Mac.

    And here was me thinking that the 'Apple Community' were of a different breed, perhaps they are, one that is far more aggressive and insensitive to others.

    Don't let your experience with this single thread color your opinion. BTW, one data point is almost as bad as two or three, so peruse these forums and see how most problems are handled. I.e., don't dwell on the threads which ask for recommendations or other such tidbits.  

  • 581. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound1 and "seventy one" are either:

     

    A. Trying to dillute this discussion about the premature demise of the optical drive in the iMac.

     

    B. Socially ******** and are incapable of interacting on facebook so they converse here.

     

     

    I'm leaning towards A.

  • 582. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    zBernie2 wrote:

     

    Csound1 and "seventy one" are either:

     

    A. Trying to dillute this discussion about the premature demise of the optical drive in the iMac.

     

    B. Socially ******** and are incapable of interacting on facebook so they converse here.

     

     

    I'm leaning towards A.

    This from one who (a) doesn't have a new iMac, and (b) doesn't intend to get one either, what is the interest in a product neither owned or wanted. I wonder?

  • 583. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've explained this to you before be here goes again --

     

    The interest is hoping that Apple does not become like General Motors, and makes products with features the consumer wants, not what the company thinks is best for us.   I don't think Apple is going to need a bailout anytime soon, but you get my point.

     

    No, I don't have a new iMac because I, like may other's, think that the new iMac is disfunctional compared to the previous generation of iMac's.  No internal optical drive, no conveniently placed USB port, no conveniently placed SD card reader, and no consumer upgradable RAM on the 21.5" model.

     

    What I do have in my household is:

     

    -Two 2011 iMacs

    -One 15" MacBook Pro Retina

    -Three iPads.

    -Two iPod Touch

    -Four Apple TV's

     

    I don't want an iMac that I have to hang ugly USB cables, ugly SD card cables, and connect an external drive to.  I would have upgraded my iMac, had this not be the case.  Now I intend to make my current iMacs last as long as possible, and see in a year or two if Apple makes an iMac I actually want to own.

  • 584. Re: No DVD drive in new iMac ???
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    zBernie2 wrote:

     

    Csound1 and "seventy one" are either:

     

    A. Trying to dillute this discussion about the premature demise of the optical drive in the iMac.

     

    B. Socially ******** and are incapable of interacting on facebook so they converse here.

     

     

    I'm leaning towards A.

     

    Have you read the ToU for these forums? It is available via a link at the bottom of every page; please do read the entire contract we all agreed to - of particular relevance would be this section:

     

    1. Be polite. Everyone should feel comfortable reading Submissions and participating in discussions. Apple will not tolerate flames or other inappropriate statements, material, or links. Most often, a "flame" is simply a statement that is taunting and thus arbitrarily inflammatory. However, this also includes those which are libelous, defamatory, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or offensive in a sexual, racial, cultural, or ethnic context.
    2. Post constructive comments and questions. Unless otherwise noted, your Submission should either be a technical support question or a technical support answer. Constructive feedback about product features is welcome as well. If your Submission contains the phrase "I'm sorry for the rant, but…" you are likely in violation of this policy.

     

    FWIW, re-stating the same rant 300 times does not make it any more effective or relevant. Adding flames or personal attacks makes reading this thread uncomfortable for others, which may result in removal(s) of individual post(s) or entire threads.

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