I did it...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ChickenSwartz, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Well I couldn't wait any longer, I bought new MacBook Pro today, 2.00GHz stock model.

    Blows my 2.0GHz P4 Toshiba out of the water.

    So far:
    *Re-installed OSX, freeing up 10GB of things I didn't need
    *Added 1GIG Corsair Value Select RAM (BTW after reading mixed results with this RAM it is working fine)

    Questions:
    *Should I update to 10.4.8? I hear it has caused some problems.
    *What are some good apps/widgets? I know people post these all the time but since MacRumors search function, well, sucks, I can't find them



    That's it. Thanks. BTW, this is my first Mac.
     
  2. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    for software depending on what you need I would look in this thread and links for free software as for widgets I have weather and thats about it for me.
     
  3. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great, thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.
     
  4. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats:D I hope to be a switcher soon, too.

    I may be wrong, but were you the poster that told Generik that you would be buying a current MBP model to prove him wrong? I hope so, because that would be funny :).
     
  5. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I did say that. I just hope they don't release the C2D too soon.

    I am actually trying to get away from those threads. I need to reclaim my life.
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Congrats on your new MBP!

    See sig for my fav apps.
     
  7. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've been way too addicted to those possible update threads the past few months, and it can be stressful. It's also hard being without a laptop during that time, so I completely understand why you'd want to buy now.

    Enjoy :)
     
  8. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I get the two finger=right click option. I read a post on how to do it but it dosen't show in trackpad options.
     
  9. vohdoun macrumors 65816

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  10. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also, how loud should it be when I put a CD in? Kind of makes some clunking noises.
     
  11. Fotograffiti macrumors member

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    I wondered the same thing but rest assured that that sound is normal when you put in a cd.
     
  12. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I have never had a computer witha slot loading CD/DVD. The sound is rater loud but I guess it is the CD actully loading to the thingy that spins it.
     
  13. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

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    It should be there... System Prefs - Keyboard and Mice - Trackpad; should be among the first checkable items.

    As to 10.4.8 - I'm using that right now and I've had no problems whatsoever.
     
  14. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was running 10.4.6, I up dated to 10.4.8 and it appeared.
     
  15. kondspi macrumors regular

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    You seem to be no-nonsense as far as HD space goes. Download something called Monolingual (http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/) to free up more space by taking out unneccessary languages.
     
  16. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    i have no confidence that c2d mbp's will be released soon. Have fun with your new macbook pro. It's gonna be at mwsf, i can feel it.
     
  17. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure if he freed up 10GB of space in a reinstall that he's already taken out the languages. No need for Monolingual if you do things right from the get.
     
  18. kondspi macrumors regular

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    I dunno... Between GarageBand, iLife, and those demos, 10 GB isn't unreasonable.
     
  19. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I left out a lot of drivers, all the languages, and grageband. I kept the demos and tthe rest of iLife. Freed up about 10GB.
     
  20. Nuks macrumors 6502a

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    Quick question: How does one uninstall the drivers without doing a complete reinstall?
     

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