Hi! I have been telling my Dad to get a mac mini for two years now and he finally did. He has had very little computer experience, and all has been using windows. I advised him to get the new base mac mini. He only needs it for email, photos (iphoto will be great for this), internet and google earth so it should be more than enough. I have been thinking of a strategy to set it up for him. Since he is not very computer saavy i am going to leave only the icons on the dock that he would need and set up his bookmark bar with the websites that he might visit the most. I want to keep it very simple at first and as he gets used to it I will start to introduce more advanced things. I wanted to set Pages to save all of the documents as ".doc" files since he might want to send it by email or take them back to his office. Explaining him that he has to "share" them as a Word document may be too complicated. Is there a way to set pages to save documents as word files by default? I feel that pages is easier to use than Word -(although I must admit that I have not used the latest version) I know that eventually he will need my asistance on something. Is there a way (without using .mac) to remotely connect to his mac from my house through my MBP and "browse" though his mini and assist him? I would love to hear all of your advise or any links on how to set his new mac mini.