I just got an iMac in December and Verizon DSL in January. I had never had a Mac or DSL before. Basically, I just installed the filters for the phone jacks and plugged everything in (I did not use the software that came with my welcome package) and to put it simply....it just worked.
I wouldn't worry about MSN not working, everything that I've tried on the Mac has worked fine.
I also set up a wireless connection to a PC for my kids.Took about 5 minutes and off it went!
I am going to be getting a Mac and have never had DSL. I only have access to Qwest or Earthlink DSL. I am confused as to the Qwest service as MSN is not supported for Macs. One person told me I needed a local ISP, another said the Mac would have all the software I needed, and another implied that I could use the MSN even though it is not supported. Can anyone help me figure out what I need?
Also, if I have a local ISP, can I access E-mail on the road? I now have Earthlink dial-up and need to be able do E-mail from hotels.