I think I'm in love...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wordy Dirts, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Wordy Dirts macrumors newbie

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    with a inanimate box of bolts. :D

    After years and years of using all flavors of Windows, I made a rash decision recently and finally got my MacBook Pro in the mail today. So far I can't complain. Real smooth looking, quiet, and most importantly it's fast! (which coincidently are all traits that I admire in women...:D) So, tell me O great Mac users, what kind of stuff should I be doing with this machine. Cool tools I should be installing?

    Here are a few pics of my new love;

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  2. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    it truly is a thing of beauty, isn't it? :eek:

    i don't have wonderful advice or suggestions of things to install...just play around and get acquainted with your new love.

    oh, and don't forget to play with photobooth. it's such a silly little novelty, but it's the first thing i did and it always makes me laugh. ;)

    congrats!
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Congrads on the Mac. Welcome to the other side. :rolleyes:
    Don't bog it down with any software that you don't absolutly need right now. Spend some time, get to know her. :D And do not be afraid to ask anyone on this forum anything. There aren't any stupid questions.

    It's people like you that give me hope for the human race. :D
     
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    MacSabre. What every MacBook Pro was born to be. :p
     
  5. amiga macrumors 6502

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    All the iLife apps that come installed are really cool!
     
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    Are you a NTer as well? Anyways welcome to these forums and to the Mac world. Airtunes and the Airport Express is one of my favorite things to use.
     
  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    You're two days too late, Valentine's day was the 14th ;-)

    But yes, MBPs are great machines. May your MBP be blessed with no problems!
     
  8. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    it's never a bad time to buy your mb a dozen roses! -- even AFTER valentine's day! your mb will look stunning with a vase of roses beside her on your desk.
     
  9. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    Check out the numerous threads on "applications to get" -- top of those lists is always Adium, Quicksilver (will CHANGE YOUR LIFE, I kid you not), Synergy, and various other hacks (I like MenuCalendarClock, myself)
     
  10. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Synergy? That's only if you use two computers...

    Oh yeah, and Cyberduck for ftp transfer.
     
  11. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    Synergy? (www.synergy.wincent.org) Synergy is the awesome iTunes controller/bezel-based track display thing that makes all my windows friends say "wow, that's beautiful" :) Fine on one computer...

    I think Transmit's way cooler than Cyberduck, though I guess it isn't free (CD is, right?)

    OH! and Growl! (growl.info) But only if you know/understand why it's really cool. If you're a more typical user it won't seem too interesting or useful.
     
  12. Wordy Dirts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You guys seem to be everywhere. :)

    Thanks for the links guys, I'm really liking this Synergy program.
     
  13. JPP macrumors member

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    Is that the 15 or 17? Congratulations on your new purchase! I love mine too!
     
  14. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    my god, either i have a gun in my pocket, or that MBP is extremely sexy
     
  15. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    It's a 17. The power button is't in the centre of the speaker grill, and the latch wholes are lined up perfectly with the end of the trackpad. :D
     
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  18. THX2008 macrumors newbie

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    The MBP is a beautiful machine. It's the first Mac I've owned and after eight and a half months, I'm still amazed with it's design. It's also the first nice computer I've owned that was not a cheap piece of junk. I clean it every week and do a good job with regular maintenance. The only problem I've had was a loose hinge that fixed itself.

    I'm planning on selling my old Dell Desktop since my MPB meets all my needs.
     
  19. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    For starters, get rid of that PC sitting behind your beautiful new MacBook Pro ...you don't need it anymore. ;) :cool:
     
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    iStumbler

    If you travel often or not you need a wifi app and the airport stuff apple installed is not good enough for me i would get istumbler
    and check out freemacware.com for anything you cant live without
     
  22. Wordy Dirts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure you did since I posted it there first.

    Buy anyway me and my MBP are fighting right now. She seems to have a few blurry spots showing up on her screen. I might have to send her back on monday.../sob
     
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