New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Setting up iMac first time


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
John01

 
Member Since: Jan 01, 2011
Posts: 1
John01 is on a distinguished road

John01 is offline
Hi

I am fairly IT literate but only have PC/Windows experience. I now have an iMac but as a complete mac newbie have no idea where to start. I would appreciate some help. Specifically I have the following questions;

1. What usual steps one needs to take to setup a brand new iMac for normal everyday use? A link or two to easy to follow tutorials would be appreciated.

2. How does one setup a brand new airport extreme a1354 router to work with iMac for internet access?

3. How does one setup parallels 5 on iMac to enable running win apps? Does one need a copy of windows to accomplish this?

4. How does one share files with a pc (win vista) on same network?

5. How can one configure iMac for remote access?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Regards
QUOTE Thanks
TattooedMac

 
TattooedMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 19, 2009
Location: Waiting for a mate . . .
Posts: 7,808
TattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 10.9.4 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10 ~ iPhone5 iOS 8 ~ iPad Mini iOS 8 ~ ATV3 6.1

TattooedMac is offline
Hi and welcome to the forum John . . .

Ill set down some links for you to check out and should get you on your way

Mac Switcers 101 ~ Apple
Mac 101 ~ Apple
100 Essential Mac Apps ~ MacTipsAndTricks
Mac OS Keyboard Shortcuts
Mac OS Menu Bar Items
Mac Downloads ~ Apple

And just a few Apps that a lot of Mac Users use !!!!!

So there is a bit of reading there. As i goes for Apps we dont know what you are into, but ill list a few that most people have and you can look them up in the 100 Essential Apps URL i gave ...

Adium ~ Chat Client
Growl Notifications
SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner ~ Both make bootable copies of your HD
HandBrake ~ Video Converting
Burn ~ As it says A Burning App
Transmission ~ p2p client
Skitch ~ Screen capture and more
VLC ~ Video player that plays most codecs and does a lot more
Perian and Flip4Mac Makes watching certain codecs easier ... This is Essential IMHO
Audacity ~ Play with Music App
CandyBar ~ Mods all your icons, and dock
MainMenu or Oynx ~ Does the same as Disk utility only more thorough
Quicksilver ~ Works like Spotlight but way way better and does so much more
StuffitExpander ~ Opens Zip and rar files and more
Lil Snitch ~ Firewall type App that looks at your incoming and outgoing traffic
and last but certainly not least .....
AppTrap ~ Once installed it sits in System Preferences and deletes all associated files of anything that you put in the trash ...

Should keep you busy for a while lol
Hope it helps some

#2 ~ Apple Manuals ~ Setting up Airport Extreme
#3~ Setting up windows via Parallels~ Ask Dave
#5 ~ Usinf remote desktop on iMac

CogFrog Studio's ~ Photography, Apps and Web Development
Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
roflitskyle

 
roflitskyle's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 23, 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 544
roflitskyle has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook Unibody 13" 150 GB HDD

roflitskyle is offline
Welcome to Mac Forums! TattooedMac mostly covered everything but your question about Windows 7 and Parallels. You are correct, you will be need a copy of Windows 7. Or you could use Boot Camp.
PARALLELS:
How to install Windows 7 in OS X using Parallels Desktop – a complete walkthrough – Simple Help

Keep in mind, running Windows 7 on Boot Camp will be faster than running it on Parallels.

BOOT CAMP:
Boot Camp: Windows 7 installation frequently asked questions

Congrats on the new Mac! Good luck!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« SOS, I got a problem with my macbook pro! | powerbook G4 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Boot time when turning on imac Straitsfan OS X - Operating System 2 02-19-2009 08:14 AM
iMac, Apple TV & Time Capsule - Expansion Help askipper Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 11-04-2008 03:31 PM
Apple Pulls Plug on Original iMac schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 7 09-13-2006 04:38 PM
New iMac 17' user, first time switcher :-) chidlebaugh Apple Desktops 9 03-24-2006 09:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?