10-25-2007, 06:48 PM
I wish to purchase the new iMac 20, 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB RAM and was wondering about the following:
I already have an 18 month-old iMac 17 Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz which my spouse will use.
What router would you recommend? I was looking at the specs for the Airport Extreme Base Station but it does say in that it isn't compatible with the iMac 17:
The 802.11n Enabler for Mac works with the following computers: MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo; MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo; Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option; iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac).
So, I need a router (D-link or whatever) which would be Mac friendly and work with both computers. Please note that for the present, the iMac 20 will be hardwired to the router but chances are that this could change.
Also, I was told that it's quite easy to transfer my applications and such from the older to the newer iMac using a Firewire cable. Looking at such cables on the Apple site, I saw that there are a few types available (4 and 6 pins) and before purchasing one, I would like to know which one I should get.
Does the transfer application work in such a way that I may choose what I want (application and registration key, bookmarks, e-mail addresses, etc.)?
And, when loading Leopard on my older iMac, can I do a simple upgrade without formatting the HD?