Soon to be convert with a couple important questions.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cornerdealy, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. cornerdealy macrumors regular

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    Hello all, probably by the end of the summer I'll be getting rid of this old crappy PC and replacing it with a nice new 20" iMac. This will be my first mac and I have some questions, so please bear with me. I'll try and make them as organized as possible.

    1. I've been reading up and there is talk about the new core 2 duo possibly coming out within the year. I don't really plan on waiting just for that upgrade, but if say it is scheduled to come out like a week later than I was ready to buy, would it be worth waiting for, and will it have a drastic price change? I'd prefer not to spend over 2k for this mac, and the one I want now is going to be maxed out except for the harddrive, and that comes to like $1990.

    2. Right now I have 2 PCs, a dell desktop and a compaq laptop. I'll be getting rid of the desktop and keeping the laptop. Right now the cable modem is connected to a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router, connected via cable to the desktop and wirelessly to the laptop. Because I will be replacing the Desktop with the iMac, I have the following questions:

    - Will I be able to connect the imac to the router without any compatability issues?
    - Will I be able to still connect wirelessly with my laptop?
    - Will I be able to enable file sharing on the imac so I can access it with my laptop?

    Please be gentle, I'm not very well versed in computers, so these questions might sound trivial.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    All easy.
     
  3. cornerdealy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! Thank you! You have officially squashed any apprehension I had about getting this computer.

    Damn I wish I had the money to get it now!
     
  4. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    All the networking issues are possible as netdog pointed out, but sometimes getting the Windows side to work with networking (edit: I meant file sharing with the Mac specifically) can be finicky... Of course, feel free to come back to us if you ever need help with that :)

    As far as the Core 2 Duo, from most of what I've read and what seems likely, the Core 2 Duo should be appearing in the "Mac Pro". It's not easy to tell how the performance will compare to the Core Duo, but I don't think it'll be something that'll make or break a deal. Regardless, whenever the Core 2 Duo does reveal itself to us, it'll likely be more expensive because it's brand new, and it'll only drive down Core Duo prices. So, I don't think you've got much to worry about.

    Go ahead with your iMac! It's a beautiful computer.
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    My impression is that he has things working on the Windows side, so I really don't see any problems, but yes, if you do have any problems, post here. I was a switcher in January, and this forum has saved me a lot of time and aggravation more times than I can count. The best Mac forum that I have found, and I tried all I could find.
     

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