I burn hot and cold about the probable and impending MACification of my computer life. I have so many questions (and thanks to a recent and very informative email from David Sobotta, lots of answers and great links! Thanks, Dave!)
Can I get by with an iMAC with beefed up RAM vs a MAC-Pro? Or will I be sorry about the lack of upgrade path while enjoying the small footprint of this all-in-one monitor and CPU? (But then, wouldn’t my custom-designed CPU tower space in my Phoenix Hardwoods-bartered desk be wasted then?)
And very importantly for my future computing health: is there an ergonomic or MS-Natural-type keyboard like the one I’ve used for many years that can be used with a MAC? I can’t handle keys all straight in a QWERTY row. My wrists want very much to stay in line with my forearms and not deviate toward the little finger side. Put the bend in the keys, not in the wrist, I say.
That vanishingly thin little keyboard that ships with the iMAC is sexy, but it makes my arms ache to look at it.
So, I’m waiting for LEOPARD, the OS upgrade that next month will replace some other kind of ferocious animal (TIGER?) I know I’ll be happy once the dust settles, but frankly, I dread getting there.
Speaking of which (and more later)…PLEASE visit Fragmented Fred’s Amazon Offerings in the right sidebar (title bar click opens all current sales categories–with more to come). If you have Amazon purchases in mind and would go through my little shopping-portal to buy, then some small portion of your pennies will end up in the My First MAC cookie jar. Adsense also helps, thanks very much! Then, after the computer purchase (a year later?) I’ll need to be saving to support printing of Book Two (on which I must get busy just about NOW!)