1st Post from my new MacBook Pro!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CappyAA, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. CappyAA macrumors newbie

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    Jan 13, 2008
    #1
    So last night I got home and my new MBP was shipped, so I spent all night transferring all my files over. I'm new to Mac, but now I'm exploring the wonderful world of OS X :)

    I love this thing so far - I'll put up the box unveiling pics tonight when I get home, but here are the specs:

    2.5 GHz Processor
    200 GB HD at 7200 rpm
    Upgraded to 4 GB RAM from Crucial
    17" High Res Matte Screen
    Office '08
    Apple Care Protection Plan
    .Mac Subscription

    I almost freaked out when I installed the RAM. I have installed RAM in past PCs, but this is my first Mac. So I went on YouTube and followed one of the videos on how to put in RAM. I put in my RAM and turned on the machine and it wouldn't turn on - it just beeped 3 times. I was freaking out, but I guess I just didn't put it in all the way. So I reinstalled the RAM and now it works fine again - which was a huge relief.

    Anyways, I started downloading and installing some new programs, but I'm a bit of a newbie with this. Any suggestions for must have applications or widgets I should download?

    Thanks!
    Cappy
     
  2. blackstarliner macrumors member

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    Congrats! I don't have the cajones to mess with such shiny new stuff, glad it worked out for you.

    In return for a widget suggestion, can you tell me how long from order to door your mbp took?

    Widget suggestion: BBC Radio widget is heaven sent for an expat like myself. No idea if it would suit you thoughbut.
     
  3. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    get istat menus to monitor your mac performance. it is really nice.
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    Don't install too much crap. Just add things as you need them.

    Congratulations!
     
  5. Skystar macrumors 6502

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    Congrats, I think everyone here remembers the day they first got their MBP. Good times! :)
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    NYC
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    Congratulations!!!

    Get used to do and then when you're ready, get Quicksilver from http://blacktree.com/

    Also Adium is the IM client to use.

    You should get The Unarchiver for all your file compression/decompression (eg, ZIP, RAR, etc)
     

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