Well after 4 great years my first gen 17in Powerbook G4 had died. The drive has crapped out and I am also getting some weird errors that might be from the logic board. It was definitely time for a new machine so I picked up a 24in Intel iMac and let me tell you… this thing fucking rocks! I did want a quad Mac Pro with a massive cinema display but then I saw this one and that changed. This machine is more than capable of running all the graphic apps I need without a hiccup. The new Apple keyboard is also a work of art on it’s own. Love it.
I also installed the new version of OS X and it is pretty impressive. Time Machine is nice but the UI design is just plain awful. Not sure what they were thinking with this one but I don’t see what’s the deal about the new look of the dock. Sure it’s not amazing but it’s also not as bad as everyone is making it out to be. The one issue I have with the dock are the small glowing orbs that indicate a running app. You can barely see them. There other visual issue is the transparency of the main menu at the top. Some one remind me why I need to see what is behind the menu? One new feature that is great… when you press command + shift + 4 to take a selected screenshot, you get the pixel dimensions next to the cursor and you can also press the space bar to move the selection. Very cool.