This shot was coming… =) My new toy and my old toy. And a lamp sticking out of my head.
So opening Photoshop CS3 on my old machine was a bit of a wait. Opening CS4 on my new machine? 3 seconds! Gotta love that! I have yet to produce a "quality" edited image from the new machine, but I have been tinkering around in Aperture 2, and WOW!!! "LOVIN’ IT!" It’s not as powerful as PS CS4, but it makes some of PS’s edits super fast and easy. If you’re still using iPhoto, the $200 investment in Aperture is worth it from what I can tell so far.
I was telling Les that I had 22 tabs in Firefox open last night and opening more without any visible lag. Love it.
So while the old machine has seen glory days, it was definitely time for me to upgrade. Aside from a bulging capacitor issue (which was common with the first generation G5 iMacs), that was fixed free of charge by Apple, the machine had zero problems. No blue screens of death, no application crashes that destroyed work or the app itself, or anything… It is a great computer, and it served me well over the years. Now it will continue to hold my iTunes library until I can figure out what to do with it. I still have a G4 Titanium 15" Laptop that is just catching dust right now.
Hmmm… Maybe I should sell that stuff and this crappy 15" Toshiba PC laptop, and put it toward a new camera… Hmmmmmmmm!!!!
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