Advantages in a Desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alansmallen, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Hey. I just bought a nice 20 inch aluminum iMac. I'd always dreamed of having a desktop mac that I could leave to download shows from my tivo and other sorts. My question is: do you guys have any ideas or programs that truly take advantage of having a desktop that is on for almost 24 hours a day.

    Example: remote iSight viewing

    Thanks in advance!
  2. illegallydead macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2007
    Torrent Server? But then that would be illegal :D Yaargh!

    There are plenty of things you can download that help others by using your CPU when it's idle to make a massively-networked supercomputer of sorts for modeling climate change and things of that nature. I don't really know of any good applications off the top of my head that are good for you, though... Good luck and congrats on the purchase!
  3. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    I was looking for something that was more useful for me than the community. I love helping people, but I'm looking for something to make the computer more useful.
  4. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    On another note: I'm gonna have the iMac automatically turn on before I wake up. Is there any way to have Firefox open and open a set group of tabs during that first power up?

    Thanks in advance.

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