Things to do when setting up my 15" PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Winston Smith, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm excitedly awaiting the shipping of my new 15" 1.25Ghz PB.

    What should I do when first setting it up for maximum future pleasure?
    i.e. Should I drain the battery completely first time and then how often?
    What would be the best way to partition the hard drive if at all?
    etc. etc.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    My Idea

    The new PowerBook is extremely difficult to set up correctly.
    I would strongly suggest you mail the PowerBook to me for configuration.
    You should have it back in say...a few weeks - OK? :)
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    #3
    You need to run out and get a few programs for it:

    DiskWarrior: much better than Norton Utilities or Drive 10, it insures that if something goes wrong with the drive you'll be protected.

    Norton Personal Firewall: there's a firewall utility built into osX, but it's configurable only from the UNIX Terminal -- and damned difficult to do so.

    .MAC: do yourself a favor and join up, as there are lots of resources here including an anti-virus checker that's sufficient for everyone's needs.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    #4
    Order the large laptop sleeve for the 15"; roll the mouse over the dotted-yellow circle to see how the strap attaches.
     
  5. macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    Winston,
    yes, you should drain the battery completely and then let it power all the way up. This is called "calibrating" the battery, and it will ensure you're getting maximum battery life.

    I disagree that joining .mac is a good idea, but that seems a whole other discussion to me. Enjoy the PB!
     

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