new to imac and some guidance from you all needed!!

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  1. floppitydoppity macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    just persuaded my other half to invest in a2.4 ghz iMac and i love it but i don't have a clue what i am doing!!
    i used windows up to now....

    it was a dream to set up, the internet was just there and enails were easy.
    But i am using it as the host computer on a wireless network. My other computers on the network are pc andthey can't see the mac.
    can anyone advise me what to do?
    i wanted to transfer some stuff i had saved on the laptop over.

    as i said earler the internet is fine so the connection is good.

    please help,i don't know what i am doing!

    thanks
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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  3. floppitydoppity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    confused!!

    thanks for your quick answer but i have no idea what you mean
    i opened system prefs and then sharing but then don't know what you measn.
    please advise
     
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  5. johto macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I would recommend for every Mac "newbie" good book that covers the basics and then some!

    Best book for OS X Leopard in my opinion is the "Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual ". Highly recommended, its 900+ pages and easy to read and written pretty funny by David Pogue. Check the link to amazon: http://tinyurl.com/5ufwlv ps. i'm not selling anything :p
     
  6. floppitydoppity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    help

    hi,bought the book. and it seems good, but still no luck.
    i know the network works because the other pc can se each other but not the mac...
    AAAHHHH
     
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