Tyrantasaurus, tired of her too-cute computer
I go to the Apple website and try to download iMovie 3.0.3, the most basic, barebones version available that will work with Garage Band. I get the file, free and easy, and when I go to install, the installer says: “Nothing to install.”
Since I have extended AppleCare, the warranty program, I get on the phone with some hip young guy and explain my problem. He tells me that the best way, of course, to get iMovie is to go buy iLife ‘06.
iLife ‘06 is $79.
I curse the world, curse Apple, curse myself and then go to the mall to pick it up. I’m explaining my predicament to the nice man who works there and he says: “Wait, you’ve got a MacBook Pro? You should have iLife on there!”
I explain to him that no, I’ve only got iMovie 2.1.2 on my computer. He looks at me like I’m on drugs. “iMovie 2.1.2? I’ve never even heard of that!”
So I bring my laptop over, so certain that I’ll prove him wrong, and he finds my iMovie HD, the latest version, in 3 seconds flat.
What was the problem?
Apple made it too easy to switch computers! When I hooked up my old PowerBook to my MacBook Pro, it transferred everything over and left everything in its old order on my Dock (like a Start menu, only ten zillion times cooler). INCLUDING my iMovie from four years ago! That’s what I’d been using all along, even though I had iMovie HD since Day 1.
Ta-da! The guy laughed at me, I didn’t have to buy anything and I left the mall.
Fuck you Apple, for making everything so easy and wonderful!
Rantasaurus Says: That sounds like my worst nightmare. Dude, you’re getting a Dell for your birthday.