so today will be the day I finally switch...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xiaoyu04, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. xiaoyu04 macrumors member

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    So today I'll finally get my mbp delivered~ meanwhile, I was curious to know if there are some suggestions for video codecs for quicktime that I can use to play divx, xvid, ogg, ogm, wma formats? Or should I use VLC? VLC is really crappy in windows so i'm not sure how it runs in mac osx...Also, is there any other differences between neo-office and openoffice other than the fact that neo-office runs in aqua? And, are there any utilities that can let me list wireless networks around me other than the airport utility included in osx?

    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    welcome aboard. i just got my macbook pro last week. very nice. i like you. (sorry obligatory Borat reference)

    my advice. get a marware handware protection for laptop.
    Protection Pack for MacBook™ Pro

    also coming in two weeks for the MBP C2D model, avail for first model already.
    www.speckproducts.com
    It is a form fitting macbook case of plastic. very slim and doesn't make it heavier. it protects your laptop if you are a heavy mover/traveler. and it's cheap.

    see it here
    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2006/11/seethrumacbookpro/index.php

    as for the video stuff? no idea.i have used VLC in past. didnt have any probelms.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Welcome.

    I recommend you use VLC, but also install Perian so you can play much of those formats in QT.

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  4. xiaoyu04 thread starter macrumors member

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    also curious, does bootcamp support only windows? is it possible for me to install suse instead of windows using bootcamp? Also, for things that are not graphics intensive such as programming, does it run well on parallels or does it still take a major performance hit?
     
  5. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    vlc plays everything i generally throw at it. qt doesnt.

    i like vlc.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Suse should run very nicely in Parallels, as long as you aren't looking at heavy graphics use. I don't have any experience with Linux in Boot Camp on Macs.

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  7. xiaoyu04 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm posting this on my new mbp as I'm speaking :D , however, I can't seem to find a good application for LCD tests? any suggestions?
     

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