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[[The Cheat]]'s new iMac, '''[[Wikipedia:Monosodium glutamate|Monosodium]] Dreams''', debuted on July 10, 2006 in the email [[redesign]]. It apparently replaced [[Tangerine Dreams]]. It is modeled after the design of Apple's [[Wikipedia:IMac|Intel iMac]] desktop computer (but with the [[Tandy 400|Tandy]] logo on it). While [[Strong Bad]] wonders why this computer only has half a monitor, the entire computer is a single unit, including a flat-screen display. He also mistakes the [[Wikipedia:Apple Wireless Mouse|wireless mouse]] for a plastic bar of soap. [[Mike Chapman]] jokingly came up with the name during the commentary for [[redesign]].
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[[The Cheat]]'s new computer, '''[[Wikipedia:Monosodium glutamate|Monosodium]] Dreams''', debuted on July 10, 2006 in the email [[redesign]]. It apparently replaced [[Tangerine Dreams]]. It is modeled after the design of Apple's [[Wikipedia:IMac G5|iMac G5]] or [[Wikipedia:IMac (Intel-based)|Intel iMac]] desktop computer, but with the [[Tandy 400|Tandy]] logo on it, and a slightly different interface. While [[Strong Bad]] wonders why this computer only has half a monitor, the entire computer, as the one it is modeled after, is a single unit, using an [[Wikipedia:Liquid crystal display|LCD]] display rather than a [[Wikipedia:Cathode ray tube|CRT]] as older computers did (thus Strong Bad's comment). He also mistakes the [[Wikipedia:Apple Wireless Mouse|wireless mouse]] for a plastic bar of soap. [[Mike Chapman]] jokingly came up with the name during the commentary for [[redesign]].
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The [[Wikipedia:Operating system|operating system]] is a version of [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X|Mac OS X]], most likely [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X v10.4|OS X 10.4]] ("Tiger") since this is the version bundled with all 5th generation iMacs. The [[font]] used for the menu bar is [[Wikipedia:Chicago (typeface)|Chicago]], which would suggest a customized theme, since this is not the default font for OS X, which is actually Lucida Grande.  The lack of information atop the window suggests that the file is a "Picture Clipping", an image opened by the Finder with no usable extension. However, it is possible for the user can make the clipping a picture by opening [[Wikipedia:Preview (software)|Preview]], Apple's pre-installed image viewing software, and going to File > New from Clipboard. From there The Cheat could have actually printed it, and save the clipping image as one of many image formats Preview supports. Also, suggesting that this is the Finder, at least version 10.4, the menu bar has been modified.
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The [[Wikipedia:Operating system|operating system]] is assumed to be a version [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X|Mac OS X]] [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X v10.4|10.4, "Tiger"]], since this is the version bundled with all polycarbonate iMacs with the iSight built-in camera, which Monosodium Dreams has.
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Monosodium Dream's Finder Menu Bar:
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The [[font]] used for the menu bar is [[Wikipedia:Chicago (typeface)|Chicago]], and while the default font for OS X is actually Lucida Grande, Chicago had been the default since System 7 and was also used on the original iPod. The lack of information on the menu bar and atop the windows that have been seen so far suggests that the image or animation is apparently "Picture Clipping", an image opened by the Finder with no usable extension. However, such an item can be copied to the clipboard, which then can be pasted as a new image by many available graphics editors.
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<span style="width:256px;font-family:Arial;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-width;background-color:#CCC;padding:5px;">File<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Edit<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Window<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>[[Style]]</span>
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Also, suggesting that this is the Finder, at least version 10.4, the menu bar has been modified.
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Monosodium Dreams' Finder Menu Bar:
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<span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; border:1px solid #000; background-color:#CCC; padding:5px;">'''File''' &nbsp; '''View''' &nbsp; '''Edit''' &nbsp; '''Window''' &nbsp; '''[[Style]]'''</span>
Mac OS X Tiger's Finder Menu Bar:
Mac OS X Tiger's Finder Menu Bar:
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<span style="width:256px;font-family:Arial;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-width;background-color:#99CCFF;padding:5px;"><span style="color:#0000FF;font-size:120%;"><b>•</b></span><span style="visibility:hidden;">-</span>'''Finder'''<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>File<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Edit<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>View<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Go<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Window<span style="visibility:hidden;">---</span>Help<span style="visibility:hidden;">---------</span><span style="color:#0000FF;font-size:120%;"></span></span>
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<span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; border:1px solid #000; background-color:#99CCFF; padding:5px;"><span style="color:#0000FF;font-size:smaller">'''(Apple)'''</span> &nbsp; '''Finder''' &nbsp; '''File''' &nbsp; '''Edit''' &nbsp; '''View''' &nbsp; '''Go''' &nbsp; '''Window''' &nbsp; '''Help''' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="color:#0000FF;font-size:smaller">'''(spotlight)'''</span></span>
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The menu bar is missing the [[Wikipedia:Spotlight (software)|Spotlight]] icon at the right of the menu, the Apple logo menu at the left of the menu, and the application name in bold afterward. The "Help" menu (which is the last menu) the "Go" menu (before the "Window" menu), and the "Edit" and "View" menus have been switched around compared to Finder v10.4's menu bar. Its gradient is also off, with dark gray to gray instead of white with a light gray gloss.
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The menu bar is missing the [[Wikipedia:Spotlight (software)|Spotlight]] icon at the right of the menu, the Apple logo menu at the left of the menu, and the application name in bold afterward. The "Help" menu (which is the last menu) the "Go" menu (before the "Window" menu), and the "Edit" and "View" menus have been switched around compared to Finder v10.4's menu bar. It's gradient is also off, with dark gray to gray instead of white with a light gray gloss.
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Also, unlike the iMacs it resembles, the iSight at the top of the computer is round instead of square, and it appears that there is no mic to the left of it, nor a status light for the camera. The menu bar is also not round as in Tiger; however, in [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X v10.5|Leopard]], the menu bar takes on the square appearance.
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Also, unlike the iMacs it resembles, the iSight at the top of the computer is round instead of square, and it appears that there is no mic to the left of it, neither the status light for the camera. The menu bar is also not round as in Tiger, however in [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X v10.5|Leopard]], the menu bar takes on the square appearance.
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As of [[Trogdor Was Dragon Man]], it seems to have been replaced by [[The Cheat's iMac (2018)|a new iMac]].
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=== Appearances ===
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==Appearances==
*'''Debut:''' Email [[redesign]]
*'''Debut:''' Email [[redesign]]
* Email [[web comics]]
* Email [[web comics]]
*[[Rap Song]]
*[[Rap Song]]
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*[[Trudgemank]]
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*[[Where U Goin' 2?]]
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*[[Fish Eye Lens]] (Easter egg)
[[Category:Computers]]
[[Category:Computers]]

Current revision as of 02:35, 14 September 2018

"Well, I don't know how we're gonna print it out, seeing as how somebody sliced off the back of your monitor."

The Cheat's new computer, Monosodium Dreams, debuted on July 10, 2006 in the email redesign. It apparently replaced Tangerine Dreams. It is modeled after the design of Apple's iMac G5 or Intel iMac desktop computer, but with the Tandy logo on it, and a slightly different interface. While Strong Bad wonders why this computer only has half a monitor, the entire computer, as the one it is modeled after, is a single unit, using an LCD display rather than a CRT as older computers did (thus Strong Bad's comment). He also mistakes the wireless mouse for a plastic bar of soap. Mike Chapman jokingly came up with the name during the commentary for redesign.

The operating system is assumed to be a version Mac OS X 10.4, "Tiger", since this is the version bundled with all polycarbonate iMacs with the iSight built-in camera, which Monosodium Dreams has.

The font used for the menu bar is Chicago, and while the default font for OS X is actually Lucida Grande, Chicago had been the default since System 7 and was also used on the original iPod. The lack of information on the menu bar and atop the windows that have been seen so far suggests that the image or animation is apparently "Picture Clipping", an image opened by the Finder with no usable extension. However, such an item can be copied to the clipboard, which then can be pasted as a new image by many available graphics editors.

Also, suggesting that this is the Finder, at least version 10.4, the menu bar has been modified.

Monosodium Dreams' Finder Menu Bar:

File   View   Edit   Window   Style

Mac OS X Tiger's Finder Menu Bar:

(Apple)   Finder   File   Edit   View   Go   Window   Help         (spotlight)

The menu bar is missing the Spotlight icon at the right of the menu, the Apple logo menu at the left of the menu, and the application name in bold afterward. The "Help" menu (which is the last menu) the "Go" menu (before the "Window" menu), and the "Edit" and "View" menus have been switched around compared to Finder v10.4's menu bar. Its gradient is also off, with dark gray to gray instead of white with a light gray gloss.

Also, unlike the iMacs it resembles, the iSight at the top of the computer is round instead of square, and it appears that there is no mic to the left of it, nor a status light for the camera. The menu bar is also not round as in Tiger; however, in Leopard, the menu bar takes on the square appearance.

As of Trogdor Was Dragon Man, it seems to have been replaced by a new iMac.

[edit] Appearances

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