I was given a brand new 27inch iMac yesterday by an old friend. It is a iMac 1.1 with a Intel Core 15 2.66 Ghz and 4 gb of memory. I am completely new to the Mac world but know my way around Windows quite well. I want the Mac for Photoshop and Illustrator stuff plus Web design. I am sure that I will come up with plenty more as I get used to the great machine. Well I installed the Beta of Mircrosofts new Office suite last night and got an immediate "out of memory" sign. 1. How much memory should I be looking at with these specs? Furthermore, I have too good PCs that are running Windows7 which have lots of programs which the Mac doesnt have. 2. I see that Boot Camp also allows you to install WindowsXP and Vista. What about Windows'? Is it possible to use a .vmx or .vmdk image in Boot Camp? 3. The iMac as you are probably aware has a 1TB HDD. Should I be partitioning it? And if so, then in about what proportions? Many thanks and I am sure that I will be enjoying this forum. Mitaka27 (Japan) Okay, I have just read some more and see that you can run Windows7 without any problem. And that most likely, the .vmx and .vmdk images are okay as well. I have another question while here though which I know nothing about. Is it possible to use Firewire 1394 to connect a HP running Windows7 to a iMac on 800 through a cable? Thank you.