Just bought an imac, now i have questions

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  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    Today, I convinced my parents to purchase a 17in iMac. They were brought up on windows, so are a little worried. What can I do to ease the transition to mac for them?

    Another question as well: We got a refurb that has an 800 Mhz G4. Will this be fast enough for internet and word processing and basic computing tasks?
     
  2. voicegy macrumors 65816

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  3. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    First you should have a look on Apples website. They have a special section for switchers. If you have any more concrete questions - come back.

    And yes. Your iMac will be fast enough for your tasks. How much RAM do you have ?
     
  4. Squire macrumors 68000

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    My parents got an iMac a couple of years ago and had no trouble adjusting to it. (It was a first computer.) Have your parents considered a .Mac account? For some people, it's expensive but I personally find the online tutorials (complete with Quicktime movies) to be invaluable.

    Squire
     
  5. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it is coming with 256 MB of ram? would performace and overall "zippiness" of the os be greatly improved if we added some more?
     
  6. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Overall zippiness will occur. :)

    You'll be fine for now...just keep it in mind for the near future..you'll be glad you did.
     
  7. JasonL macrumors regular

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    I'd say upgrading to at least 512MB would be worth it. I wouldn't think you'd need any more than that for the uses the machine (as you described) will see. Congrats.
     

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