Hello, I am a very new user to Mac. I just bought an iMac 24" and it is brilliant. Although using Windows since nearly 12 years has made me too clumsy about certain things.. I really am trying to learn how to do every thing in mac so I can finally stop using flimsy operating systems. Now First off, I am a normal user, I download a lot of stuff off torrents. Listen to Music, Watch movies, play occasional games (have shifted to my Xbox 360 in any case) etc etc (this iMac is purely for my home, so I don't do much work related stuff here). But I might some day, but that post and questions, may be later. Right now what I need to know is How to Share stuff, from my iMac to other PCs on the network, most of the PCs on the network are running Windows OS. Very few are on Mac. I'll just list things in a row here (1 2 and 3 are basically same questions for different reasons) : 1> Sharing a folder from my Mac so that other users on PC can take / put stuff in that Folder, some folders being write protected, so they can only leach, cannot change stuff in the folder, but some folders are open for changing and altering files. I have a manual IP that I've put in my TCP/IP settings and this is my identity on the network, but no one can ping my MAChine or even search it. 2> Pinging and Finding other PCs on the network thru IP addresses Leeching files from their shared folders, etc.. (note, I need to Ping and Find other PC's which are mostly on Windows OS and I don't have their "Computer Names" only IP addresses!, yes My IP is in the same range, not sure about the workgroup though, how to change the workgroup, in Mac?) 3> I use a PPPOE connection and the Internet Connect application keeps asking me if I want to continue using Internet (it's more like a reminder. but it is annoying, how may I stop this?). 4> Some Key short cuts and cool things to do to show off my friends the Awesomeness of the MAC! 6> How to just switch off the monitor (screen) manually. Without putting the machine on sleep or shutting down. I want to control the monitor on / off manually so when I am gone out or sleeping at night, the Mac is On (& downloading) but the screen... Isn't! 7> LASTLY (for now) : I need to know if there are any built-in Programs that are like task schedulers? As in biggest egs : I am on a semi capped connection. As in, my internet connection is data capped during day and open at night. So basically after 11:00 PM I can download unlimited stuff until 8:00AM in the morning. So whenever I am downloading something off the torrents, I have to wake up in the morning at 8 and stop all the seeding and leeching activities. This is why I need to schedule task, so that my Azureus Bit Tyrant client not only starts at 11:00PM sharp but also shuts down or stops all my downloading and uploading activities exactly at 8:00AM or whenever I want. I could manage to start an application and stuff thru the iCAL, but it doesnt stop it. I can only schedule the machine to shut down, but that's not a very impressive option. Is there any way, I can schedule tasks?. Basically a nice free ware scheduler application off the net also will do, u might just have to guide me a bit. Other than this, I am gradually trying to learn things from here n there, on my own, but these are some of the things I really needed to know urgently (yes including the show off, cool stuff short cuts, coz some of my friends are coming off this weekend and I need to look cool with my new amazing iMac! ).. And sorry for being such a question-man. I respect good msg boards and forums, and I usually hate posters who, without reading much or searching much, just come and ask questions. But this time I am just too excited with my new mac to care about it .. Actually from what I've read, this place seems like a very noob friendly forum, so i just hope u pardon my desperation and help me out at least this once.. Thanks in advance!