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Setting Up an iMac

Hope everyone recovered from Turkey Day (or regular day in the rest of the world)!

And I have been following the news in Mumbai India and my condolences go out to anyone who is suffering right now.  Beyond our common humanity I'm betting a lot of you (like me) have a lot of friends and colleagues with family in India (let alone living there right now) and I have just been struck by that watching the news of these awful terrorist attacks there.  I have a colleague visiting India right now (not in Mumbai though) and I was there for work last December.  Heck I could still be going there this December.

And my PC conked out again (I have to pay someone to fix it next week so I can extract the files) so I bought an iMac.  So far so AWESOME!  1 minute to set up and here I am posting to ComixTalk on it.  I've got lots of extra stuff to set up on it (I'm going to need to do the boot camp thing for WIndows on it) still.  In any event if anyone has any tips to share on cool stuff or sites for the iMac to share please let me know!  Thanks.

 

Re: Setting Up an iMac

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

So about a week or so now with the iMac - I'm very happy with it.  I've managed to use quite a few of my pc stuff with it (wireless mouse/keyboard, scanner, 2nd monitor, WACOM tablet) and flipping back and forth between the two OSs through VMWare has been 99% seamless as far as I can tell.

I'm still having a few issues with the HP Media Vault and a Netgear printer server (connected to an HP printer) but they have worked most of the time so can't complain too much.

Anyhow - I still need to explore more of Mac-land and see what kind of cool tools are out there for it - hopefully there are MAC versions of many of the utilities I'm used to (Zip, FTP and simple text editors to start with)...

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Re: Setting Up an iMac

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Thanks!  I did bootcamp first and then used that for theVMware virtualization.  Working pretty good so far!  In fact the only problem I"ve had is I can't get my printer to work - it's on the network through a Netgear print server.  Everything else seems to work just fine with the Mac (after I tracked down drivers, etc).

How do you deal without a right button though!  I used the right button for so many things in browsers I can't figure out how to do now...

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Re: Setting Up an iMac

harknell's picture

Awesome. Definitely try out Virtualization. I use Parallels, but both are fine. Except for Games, definitely do a Bootcamp install if you want to do that. But for most of the time you can run the Bootcamp partition through the program in OS X, so it works out no matter what.

Re: Setting Up an iMac

Do you know any thing about OS virtualization? I have been using Fusion from VMware with my Boot Camp partition and works great, of course you'll have to say good bye to 70 dollars, but it worth them. Just check it out, you can try it out for free.