New Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jds3266, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. jds3266 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2006
    I'm about to pick up my new Macbook 2.0 ghz. What do you all suggest are the first programs I install onto it. Are there any tweaks you would suggest as well?

  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Are you brand new to Mac? Or a Veteran?

    Flip4Mac is kinda necessary IMO
    Mozilla Browser (I recommend Camino)
    VLC is helpful to have
    Acquisition (for P2P stuff)
    Transmission (bittorrent)

    And if you are trying to really be a power user:
    Quicksilver, a program that is the epitome of efficiency.

    Anyone else?
  3. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    if you're new to macs, just play around with the software that came with it. I have spent hours jus messing around with the iLife suite.
  4. jds3266 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2006
    I've had an ibook for the past year, so I'm familiar with the main software. I'm surprised you suggested camino, I found firefox to be a better program from them.

    Any experience with Neo Office? I really don't want to have to buy a new version of Office
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i've found camino to be far superior to firefox. i think most people will just tell you safari is not quite up to par with either of those browsers, though i've been hearing recently how inadequate firefox is. maybe try camino and if you don't like it, switch back. it's made by mozilla, so it's the same technology, but it looks nicer and - in my experience - works faster.

    give adium a try, too. it's much better than iChat.
  6. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    Superior? Its the exact same browser, only difference being camino is made with a more mac friendly interface.
  7. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    I second Camino best mac browser of all time its superb and keeps getting better....

    If your into your RSS check out NetNewsWire Lite great little app also I really suggest you buy AppZapper its a super useful app and fully worth the small fee that the developer asks for it...

    Enjoy the MacBook there terrific!

  8. jds3266 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2006
    Anyword at all on word processing and spread sheet tools?

    I don't really play any graphics needy games (to tell you the truth I prefer risk and monopoly etc know where I can get them?) I do use Fireworks and Dreamweaver though. Will I need to initially increase the ram from the current 512 configuration?
  9. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    I also use Camino. It's much smaller and quicker than FF. I have used OpenOffice for a few years and just started using NeoOffice. I think you will be very happy with it. I have never had any compatibility problems with it.
  10. j26 macrumors 65832


    Mar 30, 2005
    NeoOffice is fine, but slow to open initially. It's generally compatible with MS, but I had trouble with how bullet points displayed in Word (on Windows) in an earlier version. It seems fine now

    There's a new aqua version out now which you can pay for an early download, or wait until the end of the month and get for free.
  11. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    The 512 RAM will be enough for surfing and minor fiddling with iLife or basic word processing. If you want to do anything real or need to run Rosetta apps, get at least one 1GB stick and throw it in, they are around $80.

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