The Weekly Playlist – August 16th 2014

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The Playlist

Wrong date, another fail.

 

The Story

Of the iMac

So, after 5 years my iMac died, as far as I able to figure, it wasn’t only the hard drive but the graphic card as well. It adds up to the death of my iPhone and other failures around me.  My MacMini is still working, and I have my Lenovo so I’m not completely out. Now I’m thinking where to go next. I can buy parts and get my self Hackintosh or a keep waiting until Apple wakes up with the new iMacs and MacMinis.

Of the Playlist

There was nothing really amazing in the list, none of the albums were something super good or super bad, it was just average. So, I can’t recommend for or against any one the albums.

The Request

As always, if you have recommendation for artists or albums you think I’d like you are very welcome to send it here, email or facebook.

The Linux Story – Part II – The Apple Season

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And There Was Light…

So, In the previous post of my first steps with Linux, why I never used it and pretty much what I was using most of my life (hi, I’m only 31) I will continue from the same point.

So, after not being able to handle some of my needs with Microsoft Windows I decided in 2005 to buy an iMac, it was iMac 20″, the last model to use PowerPC CPU, a great computer, used to all her Linda.

After a short time playing with the new operating system, I went back to work. Right away I found it was much easier for me to work with Apple’s native applications such as Logic Pro and Garageband. Between  2005 to 2011 I produced three live albums for a local artist here in Israel. Even after finishing with these projects I remained with Apple. The model I currently have is a 5 years old iMac 27″ (late 2009 model)

I also began to play the Lute and study for a B.A. in music, although I do have Windows installed on that iMac, I don’t recall booting to it for a while now. My work for the college did not required any use of Hebrew so I have no issues working with Microsoft Office for Mac or Apple’s Pages. And as some (most actually) aspects require music engraving application. Even for my pastime OSX is great, the only two games I play (World of Warcraft and Star Trek Online) support it, my iPhone sync with iTunes that runs my music library which is shared with every device in my network and my TV is connected to MacMini so I can watch movies and TV shows.

My main work today is music engraving, tabulating, editing, etc. Last year (2013) I received for my 30th birthday a Lenovo G580, a great laptop with Windows 8, I don’t have problems with Windows, until my projects required more and more of my time, which is the main reason I needed a laptop in the first place.

In the next part I will explain what exactly I’m doing, and why on earth I decided to use the applications I’m using.