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09-17-2008, 10:35 AM #1Just bought an iMac, and have a few questions?
I friggin love this thing just so you know..
please bare with me i'm very new to the mac thing.
What is the difference between a n router and g router? i have a g router with cable modem would i need to upgrade or would that be sufficient enough to support it? sorry i'm really new to the wireless thing, have only used for my phone before this..
And when i bring up the info on my hard drive it says i have 18gb free that didn't seem right to me. But i didn't really get too much time to play with it cuz i had to go to work in 3hrs and hadn't went to sleep yet lol
i have the 20" with the 320gb hd.
ps is there anything i should know about this computer, or download?
thank you in advanceif this post help click the thanks
09-22-2008, 12:30 PM #2
Max out your RAM. Don't buy it from Apple.
Memory Upgrades for your Apple iMac (1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch) at OtherWorldComputing.com
Adium for chat
Handbrake for DVD to iPod conversion
Mac the Ripper for DVD ripping
Toast Titanium for burning/ripping/etc.
VLC for watching all kinds of files
Cyberduck for FTP use
Transmission for torrents
Mac OS X Software Updates and Mac OS X Downloads - VersionTracker for searching for free downloads
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09-24-2008, 06:57 PM #3
You have 302gb of crap stuffed on there somewhere.
The OS itself with nothing extra loaded is under 16g.
09-29-2008, 10:26 AM #4
i figured it out i was looking at the wrong thing i have 280gb left now.
thank you eXistenZ
i have ichat is adium better? screenshots look very similar to ichat's setup
i'm using 4media for dvd ripping, works pretty good, but mac the ripper looks pretty good.
Using quicktime pro to convert, its so unbelievably easy.
Cyberduck is a definite must, one of the first thing i dl'd
I've been using limewire for torrents, i read that its not good but i average 400-500kbps with it and was only doing 50-60 on bittorrent on the same dl. Is transmission any better. ( i have comcast i read that has alot to do with it also, but i did the fix to speed it up it did a little bit went from 4-5 to 50-60kbps)
i've learned alot since i posted that, many late nights of searching and reading everything i can do. lol
i wish i would of checked back here would of saved me a ton of searching and reading time. thank you again eXistenZif this post help click the thanks
10-02-2008, 04:52 PM #5
iPhone 3g 8GB; iPhone 3GS 32GB
10-07-2008, 07:44 PM #6
The routers are only as fast as your connection so don't spend too much time (or money) caring about routers as long as it is a new router, it's fast enough. The older one's lag a bit.