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Old Sep 25, 2003, 01:23 AM   #1
Winston Smith
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Things to do when setting up my 15" PB

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.
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 02:01 AM   #2
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My Idea

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?
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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You need to run out and get a few programs for it:

DiskWarrior: 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: there's a firewall utility built into osX, but it's configurable only from the UNIX Terminal -- and damned difficult to do so.

.MAC: 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.
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Old Sep 30, 2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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Order the large laptop sleeve for the 15"; roll the mouse over the dotted-yellow circle to see how the strap attaches.
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Old Sep 30, 2003, 06:22 PM   #5
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Winston,
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!
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