Monosodium Dreams

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"You clearly don't have what it takes to bring NO LOAFING to the digital age."

The Cheat's new iMac, 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 Intel iMac desktop computer (but with the 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 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 a version of Mac OS X, most likely OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") since this is the version bundled with all 5th generation iMacs. The font used for the menu bar is Chicago, which would suggest a customized theme, since this is not the default font for OS X, which is actually Lucida Grande. The menu bar is missing the Spotlight (Apple's updated desktop search feature introduced in Tiger) at the right of the menu, the Apple logo menu at the left of the menu, and the application name in bold afterward. 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 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.

Monosodium Dream's Finder Menu Bar: File---Edit---Window---Style

Mac OS X Tiger's Finder Menu Bar: -Finder---File---Edit---View---Go---Window---Help---------

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.

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 Leopard, the menu bar takes on the square appearance.


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