Any tips before setting up new iMac?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
My dealer called to say my Combo 700 iMac is here!

Are there any things I should do before setting up my iMac? (no I don't mean blessing it or lighting up some insense)



More like partitioning drives or reformatting it.

Is 9.x still the default out of the box?



I think I'll try OSX but since most of my software is older, I think 9.x will be my default. Only problem is that it won't look as nice.

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  • Reply 1 of 18
    One thing you should always buy is a surge protector. Then you should buy Drive 10 software in future enhance your computing experience. Get the C80 printer from epson. Wow!!! It's a really good printer. Also if your looking to writing alot of papers. Micorsoft Office V.X is aswome



    need and help troubleshoting my email is computation@mac.com



    "Master" of the Mac :cool:
  • Reply 2 of 18
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    [quote]Originally posted by Master:

    <strong>One thing you should always buy is a surge protector. Then you should buy Drive 10 software in future enhance your computing experience. Get the C80 printer from epson. Wow!!! It's a really good printer. Also if your looking to writing alot of papers. Micorsoft Office V.X is aswome

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah the C80 looks good, but Epson printers have always given me problems with paper feeds. And as far as Office, kind of difficult to justify financially when AppleWorks comes with the iMac.



    Thanks
  • Reply 3 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by satchmo:

    <strong>



    Yeah the C80 looks good, but Epson printers have always given me problems with paper feeds. And as far as Office, kind of difficult to justify financially when AppleWorks comes with the iMac.



    Thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just find someone to e-mail you Office or post it on a site or something. That's what I did. Why give Microsoft even more money?
  • Reply 4 of 18
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    If you want Office contact me and I'll hook you up.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Piracy is so wrong.



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  • Reply 6 of 18
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Make shure you polish the chrome Apple Logo and the bar with the Cloth that Apple Includes



    which they should of included with the iPod
  • Reply 7 of 18
    mac's girlmac's girl Posts: 556member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    Just find someone to e-mail you Office or post it on a site or something. That's what I did. Why give Microsoft even more money?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    haha, yeah. it's called "borrowing."





    can't call yourself a loyal mac user if you ever paid for a microsoft product.
  • Reply 8 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:

    <strong>



    haha, yeah. it's called "borrowing."





    can't call yourself a loyal mac user if you ever paid for a microsoft product.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Exactly.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    clonenodeclonenode Posts: 392member
    satchmo, give X a try as your default. You're getting the latest and greatest hardware from Apple; a beautiful machine, the new iMac. OS X will look WONDERFUL on it and work well, too. You'll be surprised how much you WANT to keep working in X, letting Classic mode kick in only when needed.to stay.
  • Reply 10 of 18
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    [quote]Originally posted by clonenode:

    <strong>satchmo, give X a try as your default. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'll certainly give OSX a try...but slowly.



    [quote] If you want Office contact me and I'll hook you up. <hr></blockquote>

    Thanks Tiger



    [quote] satchmo, email me buddy.<hr></blockquote>

    Thanks Murbot



    I may take up your offers sometime later. Right now I'll use Appleworks until I have to use Office. Nice to know we have folks who "lend stuff" for evaluation purposes only of course.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]
  • Reply 12 of 18
    mithralmithral Posts: 68member
    Sorta in line with satchmo's original post, I have a question...



    Why partition? I remember the "good ol' days" when minimum file sizes were a problem, and I understand partitions under that scheme. But that's no longer a problem with modern file systems. So what real benefits does partitioning bring?



    Is it more stable in some way? Does Classic prefer its own drive? Any insight is appreciated.



    -mithral
  • Reply 13 of 18
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    guys, is your 'evaulation' copy of Office X still available?

    i just switched from PC to Mac, but the Office X price tag is way too much for me and prefer to send it on iPod.

    pls drop me a mail, thanks
  • Reply 14 of 18
    If I can get an evaluation version, I would try Office v X too.



    Mithral, if you're playing games which only run under 9 (Civ III for example), it is more comfortable to use two partitions, cause you can use the boot manager to choose the system.



    ciao

    SC
  • Reply 15 of 18
    Seriously, if you are looking to "evaluate" office V.x, then just go to <a href="http://www.carracho.com"; target="_blank">www.carracho.com</a> and download the latest client. There is at least 50 servers with Office on them and SNs too.



    But do buy it if you can. I did purchase it after trying it out. I felt very guilty and want to give MS reason to continue supporting the platform. If we all "evaluated" Office, MS would not keep the Mac unit up.



    Anyway, Carracho is great to try out stuff not in circulation. I have had Photoshop 7 running for a few months. beta 43, then 51. Also been using the beta of dreamweaver, although that is full of bugs and crashes often.



    Anyway, enjoy your new machine. Make sure you have plenty of memory. I had to bring up my new imac to 768 to make it perform better than my g4/500.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    Something I've discovered the hard way, never, ever install OS 9 hardware drivers without first booting into OS 9. And that doesn't mean boot in OS X and then start OS 9 from there. This can really screw up OS X when you install OS 9 drivers this way.
  • Reply 17 of 18
    agent302agent302 Posts: 974member
    In a brash attempt to save this thread from being locked, if you truly want to "evaluate" Office V.X, visit Microsoft's <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/officex/otdreg.asp"; target="_blank">Office V.X Test Drive</a> page and download an official and free 30 day trial. Sheesh.
  • Reply 18 of 18
    also, I'd like to "evaluate" a new dual 1-gigger, just to see how well it will run my evaluation copies of photoshop and microsoft office.

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