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10 Years of the iMac -- Thanks Apple!!

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Tens year ago today, the original Bondi blue iMac went on sale. In more ways than one, it marked the rebirth of Apple into the one we know today and the dawn of the Jobs + Ive era. Not a bad legacy. So, Aqua-Soft, what was your favorite design -- all performance aside, considering the relevance of time+bad-specs-by-today's-standards.

Personally, I love the Aluminum iMac. The older white iMac design was good, as well.

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Tiger was delicious.

Current hardware look is my fav, though :3

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The last gen white iMacs. Apple has moved from the finesse bright white (which lightens up any room) to the sleek aluminum generation. Yuck.

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i always liked the desk-lamp design. i still have my original blueberry imac. still works, but haven't turned it on in a long time.

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I've liked every single one, but I LOVE working on the new Aluminum iMac, it's just so sleek and nice.

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I'm with Shmengie; I like the desk lamp style. That one looks stylish and professional. The current generation needs less chin...

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I had a G4 until I destroyed it a few weeks ago for fun, and I loved it's adjustable display. As far as looks go the current generation iMac has them all beat.

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I never liked the iLamp design. The aluminum iMac wins, hands down. For me at least.

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Love the lamp. But the first iMac looked so tasty and fresh at it's time!

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I owned the original (well, rev. B model with OS 8.6), then the original 1.8GHz G5. Went to a white 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo iMac to the aluminum one.

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guess the name of next................ tiger leopard ?

Next OS? Snow Leopard.

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I always loved the G4. It had a design which no other PC had. (Sight) 10 years? it sure pass fast.

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I have to say... out of all the pieces of hardware in Apple's product line; Macbook, MBP, Mac Pro, iPod and even the iPhone... It is the iMac that takes my heart.

Its the centerpiece of the Apple family.

It lifted Apple back to its feet and put it on the radar with Steve Job's return- signaling a new era.

like Madonna it has continually reinvented itself completely; unlike the iPod - which the design is mainly evolution (not revolution).

It got rid of beige boxes.

It began as the most impractical computer (hockey puck mouse, rsi keyboard and neck strain screen height) but has become the most well designed personal computer of our time- combining both practicality with unparalleled style.

It is the ultimate show piece, and is brought to life by Leopard.

Today's iMac is a holy unity of software and hardware.

So my vote lies with today's iMac. Each rendition keeps getting better and better. Although I must admit, it was a little sad to see the white gloss go (though Aluminium does look slightly better).

My 2 cents is that the next iMac will have coloured aluminium choices (like the iPod nano 2nd gen colours) with a white backing piece (instead of black)... but a black glossy apple logo. now that would be badass.

EDIT- Actually, how mad would frosted white aluminium look... better than silver. *dribbles*

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I've always loved the design of the G4. Damn, I wanted one so desperately when they came out, and something in me still wants one... Maybe I'll buy one with a working screen but broken internals and build a new pc into it?

I own a green G3 and one of the latest 20" aluminium iMacs. I'd like to do something with the G3 but I don't know what.

Anywhey, G4 ftw.

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I think every mac is attractive one and they were king of the market at the time they launch. Latest verison of iMac always beat their older version and except that no one had the dare to beat them. iMac is really rocking

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I always hated the look of the iMac.

Mac Pro's are sexy.

:o

Are you gay? Because the Mac Pro is like the beefcake of the Mac market... and the iMac is like the lady in red...

I find it bizzare though... I definately prefer the iMac! :P

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Are you gay? Because the Mac Pro is like the beefcake of the Mac market... and the iMac is like the lady in red...

I find it bizzare though... I definately prefer the iMac! :P

The iMac is ghey... it's a chic's machine. ;)

Granted it looks less ghey now that they gave it a metal housing, but it's still got a limp wrist going on. :P

The Power Mac screams work horse. Clean lines and utilitarian looks. :cool:

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they were king of the market at the time they launch.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAno. Apple hasn't been the "king" of anything PC-related for over 20 years.

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:o

Are you gay? Because the Mac Pro is like the beefcake of the Mac market... and the iMac is like the lady in red...

I find it bizzare though... I definately prefer the iMac! :P

what? it is the most sexy lump of computing goodness there is but not as sleek as the iMac

I suppose its just what your into

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