New imac on the way. The one it's replacing has been with me since 2000 (330ghz, 18GB hd) so I'm expecting to be a mite overwhelmed with all the stuff I can do now. I'm also overwhelmed by the amount of advice/tips/hacks/other out there. Where's the best information for the layman (that is, not totally ignant but not a developer either) user?
posted by mundy
on Oct 26, 2007 -
Thinking about buying an iMac.
I'm looking at the 24inch model with 2.8 MHz processor. I plan on doing some Final Cut and After Effects work, nothing insane like HD or heavy graphics. Will this computer serve my needs? [more inside]
posted by captainscared
on Sep 21, 2007 -
So I just got the newest iMac today (the one that was announced last week).
After 4 hours or so of use the fan has kicked on in a most noisy way and it won't shut down. Restarting does nothing. Take time to let it cool. Restart. Just more fan.
So...anyone got a "here-n-now" fix or do I take it back to the store in the morning?
posted by sourwookie
on Aug 15, 2007 -
New iMac alert. Gimme, gimme, gimme! One question before I bust open my piggy bank: What's my best bet for a "secondary OS" -- Windows XP or Vista? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Aug 8, 2007 -
So now that the new imacs have arrived, it's time to sell my old imac and my boyfriend's old pc and use the new imac. I've figured out that we need Parallels and can use Transporter to bring in the necessary pc programs/copy of xp. These are the steps I think I need to do to get the pc stuff working (the mac stuff looks like a cinch): [more inside]
posted by jules1651
on Aug 7, 2007 -
I thought I was a Mac geek, but I'm beginning to think I'm not. Can one take an Intel iMac, plug in an external monitor and TOTALLY DISABLE the internal screen? I'm beginning to think it's not possible.
posted by clango
on Jun 29, 2007 -
Recommend a good printer for my Intel iMac, under £100, for general personal use? Mostly for text - doubt I'll be printing many photos. Thanks!
posted by Ira.metafilter
on May 17, 2007 -
How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness
on May 9, 2007 -
(Standard Google-Fu failure disclaimer.) How can I use my old Rev. B iMac as a monitor for a DVD player? [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on Apr 11, 2007 -
Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Mac Mini 1.66, 60gb with 1 or 2gb RAM - then adding big external drive and dvd burner - is this an economical / workable option? [more inside]
posted by Megamix
on Feb 23, 2007 -
Due to a break in at work, some exceptionally stupid criminals, and an unusually responsive police department, I'm now in possession of a knackered high spec iMac G5 that has been dropped and no longer boots. I there anything I can do with the rest of it? [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant
on Jan 23, 2007 -
I have one of those crappy old iMac G3s that is pink and looks like a piece of bubble gum and it won't turn on. Help? [more inside]
posted by bash
on Jan 13, 2007 -
What is that "return from sleep" beep my iMac makes, and why does it do it randomly? [more inside]
posted by starman
on Jan 11, 2007 -
I have an Intel Imac that I bought roughly a year ago. I connect to the internet using comcast and an Airport Express. Recently, I added WEP security to my airport, for obvious reasons. I also changed the airport channel to 7 (and then 4) from 11 because I was getting lag while playing Xbox Live using a wireless adapter (I live in an apartment with many wireless networks around me).
Every since, my computer just decides to leave the network about every 5 minutes. It's SO ANNOYING. I only have to click on the network again to rejoin, but does anyone have any ideas? I made both changes at the same time.
posted by drewcopeland
on Oct 13, 2006 -
Every time I boot up my Intel Imac, I have to unplug and then replug my external hard drive in order for it to mount. It's a 160GB Seagate SATA internal that I put in an iRocks 3.5 enclosure (USB). When I open up Disk Utility, the drive is not displayed in the left column (until I unplug, then plug). It's just storage for my EyeTV files, but still annoying to have to do that every time. Ideas?
posted by drewcopeland
on Sep 30, 2006 -
I have a new iMac, a g4 iBook, a new Airport and a Westell router delivering Verizon DSL. They're not playing nicely. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal
on Sep 29, 2006 -
How can I convince my accountant and my tax inspectors that I truly do need to buy a new 24" iMac
in order to continue being a productive member of society? Because I don't. Please help me lie. [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 21, 2006 -
Should I stick with my last July G4 iBook, buy a MacBook or an iMac or wait for untold delights? [more inside]
posted by dance
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Apple Filter: I'm a PC man, in a PC house, but I'm hoping to pick up a iMac G3 super cheap. What can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by taita_cakes
on Jul 31, 2006 -
I've been given a pretty old g3 iMac that boots up to "MacOS: Boot failure - unexpected value for MacOS ROM entry in segment table" and what appears to be a prompt. I know nothing about macs! Is this thing fixable? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie
on Jul 30, 2006 -
I just installed the Creative Suite2 on my new Intel-based iMac. If I have InDesign open Photoshop will crash upon opening or crash InDesign and open Photoshop. The two will not run simultaneously. A fresh reinstall did not fix the problem.
posted by spakto
on Jul 28, 2006 -
Is it possible/advisable/etc. to use Migration Assistant to migrate data to one Mac from more than one Mac? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Every time my Intel iMac sits idle for a few hours and goes into sleep mode, it won't wake up. I have to restart it. Any ideas on programs running or software issues that might be causing this? Any other suggestions?
posted by visual mechanic
on Jul 11, 2006 -
macfilter: What is the best way to create a wireless network between my eMac and iMac g4 (lamp) without using Airport or Airport Express? [more inside]
posted by greedo
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup? I hit the knowledge base, chatted with a tech, ran various tests and tried the basic tricks, but still, no go. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Can I take the 512 meg SODIMM from a MacBook Pro (a PC2-5300 DDR2 chip, according to the MacTracker program), and put it in a 17" iMac G4, which wants PC2100?
What are the rules on this kind of backwards compatability?
posted by Steve3
on Jun 2, 2006 -