I just bought a new POWERBOOK, now what?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kinsella93, Sep 28, 2005.

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    I recently bought a new 12" powerbook, like 3 days ago, i clabirated the battery, is there anything else i should to? what programs should i download/buy? im a recent switcher and i just want to know what would be a good idea to do with a brand new PB before i get going, Thanks for the help.
     
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    Verto

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    If you instant message a lot using AIM, MSN, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, or any combination of those, download Adium.

    I use OnyX so I can perform system maintenance at my convenience, instead of leaving my computer on overnight; MPlayer to play the files QuickTime won't, mainly .avi and Windows Media files. LimeWire is a great P2P program, and if you are interested in ripping or encoding DVDs, check out Handbrake and Mac the Ripper.
     
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    mjstew33

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    This thread is very useful. Check it out.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks alot
     
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    _bnkr612

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    Use it for the reason you bought it for.
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    turn it on :rolleyes:
     
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    wdlove

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    Hello kinsella93 and welcome.

    Here is some very helpful information at apple.com. ;)

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
     
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    Thank you very much, can wait to know enough about mac to be a decent contributer to these forums!
     
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    Plymouthbreezer

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    Enjoy your new PowerBook! ;)
     

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