My brother recently switched back to Mac after about 15 years, and left a frustrated voicemail asking for help getting set up. Good thing I called back via Skype: the return call lasted about 90 minutes. After getting nowhere trying to transfer his Windows documents via Ethernet, he had bought some kind of kit listed on the Apple site that does the shuttling over USB.
Three days later (!) his photos, iTunes library, and Microsoft Office documents were on the Mac, but he couldn’t figure out how to open them. I walked him through the “Import to Library” process in iTunes, and he immediately grasped that the importation process worked similarly in iPhoto. He then felt confident enough to set up Address Book and Mail on his own.
With that out of the way, I started thinking it would be great to set up videoconferencing in Skype or iChat. My brother’s new iMac has a webcam built in, but my G5 tower didn’t come with one. Any recommendations? I’d prefer a FireWire cam (maybe a used iSight?) because I have some free FireWire ports, but the USB Ecamm iMage and some Logitech models look interesting.