just ordered 12" powerbook - now waiting!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nina, May 31, 2004.

  1. nina macrumors member

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    Hello, all!

    Well, I finally did it - I took the plunge and put in an order for my first Mac - a brand new, 12" Powerbook!!!

    I'm guessing it'll probably come in time for next weekend - the wait begins, eh?

    Just had a few questions for you lovely lads:

    -I'm planning on booting it up to check that it works, then formatting the drive and reinstalling the OS, installing only the components I need. Is this necessary? Or are the factory installations good? I noticed there are only a few trials (which I'd get rid of right away). I'm not familar with the Powerbook software package - up until recently, I was intending to get an iBook G4.
    -I'm a student, and I'm going to be lugging the Powerbook around with me quite a bit. I was thinking of purchasing a sleeve for it and sliding it into my backpack - is this a problem with a few heavy textbooks in there too? I don't want the book to get smooshed!

    Anyways, thanks a ton for all your help. You guys are great! Any first-time tips would be greatly appreciated as well!
     
  2. Godfather macrumors member

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    I bought the 15" a while ago and I also bought the SecondSkin (dutch link, but ull understand the picture) and the radtech screensavr.The screensavr fixes the greasy hands/keypressing and the secondskin fixes the rainy days and offcourse the books pressing against ur PB.
    my 2 cents.
     
  3. xfauxsn macrumors newbie

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    I can't really help you much with the software thing.. my best bet is just to leave everything as-is.. so what if you don't use some software, it's there for when you need it. What specific things were you thinking of deleting anyways? I don't know if there is much difference between the Powerbook package and the iBook, which is what I'm getting.

    As for the sleeve/backpack matter, I'm getting a messenger bag from Timbuk2 that has the sleeve built right into it.. The commuter bag if you're interested. Rubberized bottom and all that good stuff..

    Congrats on your Apple purchase ;) Don't let the wait get you down.. I've been waiting since last Thursday morning..
     
  4. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    The only reason that you might want to reformat and install your software is if you don't want classic installed on your computer. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother. Your factory install should be free of problems.
     
  5. nina thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, cool!

    I thought I read a while ago that factory installs were sometimes a little buggy. That's why I thought doing a reinstall right away before I got into heavy use would be a good idea.

    I guess this is good to know - that means I can get to using my new Mac faster!
     

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