Hello, Ive been lurking on this forum for a while now and, after nearly 3 years of waiting my wife has finally allowed me to replace my windows lap top with a nice new iMac. Unfortunately shes making me wait for Santa Clause (Im 33) but that gives me time to do a bit of research so I can hit the ground running. Im hoping you can help with a few questions, I have searched the internet for answers but a lot of them are quite subjective and are for questions only vaguely similar to mine. My questions are: 1. I have heard that some users create a separate Admin account for troubleshooting. I am considering doing this, if I do it can a normal user still install software etc or will that need to be done from the Admin account. 2. I have all my music ripped from my CD collection into iTunes on my laptop. I have read various different methods on how to do this, I will likely use spare space on my iPod or an external HDD; what I would like to do though is have all users on my Mac access one iTunes library but still be able to maintain their own Play lists, Ratings etc. Id also like to maintain the existing Play lists, Ratings, Play Counts and Downloaded Artwork that I have currently in my library. 3. I currently have all my photos organised in a mish mash of ways, some I have named and some still have the camera name. Id simply like to let iPhoto manage my photos, is it simply a case of transferring them across and letting iPhoto do the rest? 4. The same as my iTunes library Id like to have all users share the same iPhoto library, I believe this is managed differently to the iTunes library. Like I said earlier, I have done quite a bit of research and have a number of documents saved and websites bookmarked but I am looking for more definitive answers or at least a pointer in the right direction. Thanks in advance for taking time to read this post.