View Full Version : Things to do when setting up my 15" PB

Winston Smith
Sep 25, 2003, 01:23 AM
I'm excitedly awaiting the shipping of my new 15" 1.25Ghz PB.

What should I do when first setting it up for maximum future pleasure?
i.e. Should I drain the battery completely first time and then how often?
What would be the best way to partition the hard drive if at all?
etc. etc.

Sep 26, 2003, 02:01 AM
The new PowerBook is extremely difficult to set up correctly.
I would strongly suggest you mail the PowerBook to me for configuration.
You should have it back in say...a few weeks - OK? :)

Sep 26, 2003, 12:25 PM
You need to run out and get a few programs for it:

DiskWarrior (http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/index.html): much better than Norton Utilities or Drive 10, it insures that if something goes wrong with the drive you'll be protected.

Norton Personal Firewall (http://www.symantec.com/sabu/nis/npf_mac/index.html): there's a firewall utility built into osX, but it's configurable only from the UNIX Terminal -- and damned difficult to do so.

.MAC (http://www.mac.com/): do yourself a favor and join up, as there are lots of resources here including an anti-virus checker that's sufficient for everyone's needs.

Sep 30, 2003, 05:46 PM
Order the large laptop sleeve (http://www.goincase.com/DetailLaptopSleeveSoftTech.php) for the 15"; roll the mouse over the dotted-yellow circle to see how the strap attaches.

Sep 30, 2003, 06:22 PM
yes, you should drain the battery completely and then let it power all the way up. This is called "calibrating" the battery, and it will ensure you're getting maximum battery life.

I disagree that joining .mac is a good idea, but that seems a whole other discussion to me. Enjoy the PB!