Considering buying an iMac, Have some iMac Noob questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by strongey, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. strongey macrumors newbie

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    I am currently considering buying an iMac to replace my Windows XP run computer, but I have a few questions that need to be answered before I do. And sorry, but a lot of these are really n00b like questions >_<


    1. I used to use LimeWire quite often, but now I only use it to get B-Sides or songs not on iTunes. That being said, I still have about 200 of my 900 songs from LimeWire. Can I transfer these files easily from my Computer to a Mac?

    2. That being said, is it easy to transfer all types of files (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) from Computer to Mac? Will I have to redownload some programs (FireFox, Google Chrome, World of Warcraft) manually, or are they transferred in these File Transfers I have heard about?

    3. Is it possible to use my Wireless Mouse/Keyboard/Wacom Tablet and Speakers with an iMac? How many USB slots does it have?

    4. I have yet to buy Microsoft Office 2007; is it available for Mac?

    5. What are some Pre-Loaded programs on the Mac? Are things like GarageBand free?


    Thank you very much for your assistance. :)
     
  2. UberDy macrumors newbie

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    1. Yes, it is not anymore difficult than switching to any other computer. I used an external HD and everything moved over from my Dell.

    2. You will need to download Mac versions of your programs, so leave those behind...they are useless ;) But files will work fine.

    3. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. Has 4 USB ports in the back, two on the keyboard. Total of 6.

    4. But of course. Office Mac 2008 is great!

    5. You get Garage Band, IMovie, IPhoto, Photo booth, etc.


    Get one!
     
  3. strongey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you kindly. :)
     
  4. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    My answers in bold.

     
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