I just received my brand-new shiny PowerMac G5 dual 2.0GHz this morning, and needless to say, I've been on it pretty much ever since, minus the occasional bathroom or food break. This thing so far is amazing, and I can't wait to get some editing programs (Photoshop, FCP, etc) loaded up to see what this bad boy can really do. Up until now, however, I have been a PC guy my whole life, and am still familiarizing myself with the way OSX works and such... and I have some significant questions that I can't seem to figure out. Here goes: (1) Is there a way to make every peripheral and every CD show up on the desktop? For example, when I plug in my iPod, it shows up in iTunes but not on the desktop, and thus it is not accessible from a finder window. I have to use iTunes to eject it, as far as I know. This limits me to only being able to put music files on my iPod, and I may like to use it as a little hard drive occasionally, for other files. I would just prefer it if my Mac would treat it as an external hard drive, while giving it a few extra special privileges. Audio CDs do not show up either, until I go to iTunes and download its track names. Then it shows up just fine. (2) When I insert a CD that I has had more than one burn session, each session shows up individually on the desktop, as if they were all separate CDs. Is there a way to set it up so just one CD appears on the desktop with everything that's on it, regardless of the number of burn sessions it has had? (3) Occasionally, when I insert one of the above mentioned CDs, not every burn session shows up. For example, once I inserted a CD with four burn sessions on it, and the first time it worked fine. All four sessions showed up on the desktop. I put it in again later and only one showed up. I ejected the disk and re-inserted it and this time only two burn sessions showed up... WTF? Any suggestions? (4) Also, Macs seem to be designed for broadband connections. I unfortunately do not have that luxury, and so far as I can tell I have to go to System Prefs > Network and manually connect every time I want to get on the internet. Isn't there a way to just click on Safari and have the browser connect you, or bring up a little window that says, "would you like to connect? [Yes] [No]"? I looked in the preferences in Safari and couldn't find anything like that. (5) Is there a way to set it so that the modem sounds don't play through my speakers? I have to say I find that rather annoying. Sorry for the long post, but any help would be greatly appreciated. I love this thing so far, and only want to figure out its quirks. Thanks in advance.