Just ordered MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by graln1k, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. graln1k macrumors member

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    This is my very first Mac and I went all out and ordered the 17". What are the first things that I should know right out of the box (how to charge the battery the first time etc). Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. _kim macrumors newbie

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    Well, since I just received my new 17"MBP Glossy screen on yesterday (Mon) - wasnt expecting it until Wednesday - so it was here a full 2 days early... I got out of work early (suddenly got a terrible headache ;)) so I could go home and check it out.

    Enjoy the thrill of opening such a beautiful machine. :) I took mine right out of the box - followed the instruction booklet about connecting the power adapter, etc - went through the set up assistant. All in all, I believe it took 15 min to start it up, configure it on my wifi network and i was good to go.

    It is pretty basic - hope that helps.
     
  3. graln1k thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you let the battery die all the way before you charged it? Is that even necessary with Macs?
     
  4. _kim macrumors newbie

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    I charged the battery then surfed a bit - not too long. Unplugged the mac. Had to take a friend to the airport and when I came home ran the battery all the way down that evening.
     
  5. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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  6. graln1k thread starter macrumors member

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    Can anyone recommend any must download or must buy programs?
     
  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're wanting to run Windows, get Parallels. If you use IM, get Adium. If you're a programmer, TextMate is a must have. Otherwise, there's not too much I can recommend.
     
  8. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    Since this is your first Mac, I'd play around with the programs that come with it before going wild with 3rd party replacement apps. Give iChat a try. After a couple of days, you may decide it just doesn't cut it. Then try Adium as richard4339 recommended (I recommend it too). Give xCode a try before installing a third party programming tool. Again, it may not satisfy your needs (may be to complicated, etc), but at least give it a glance.

    Congratulations and good luck waiting...I'm about to go crazy waiting on my Macbook. :D
     

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