Buying My Macbook Today

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by :Scott:, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. :Scott: macrumors newbie

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    Well im buying my white macbook today :D Cannot wait to ditch windows and try the OS X. Im just wondering what programs should i get installed on the macbook. The shop is already putting office 08, iwork, ilife and photoshop on for me is there anything else i should get?
     
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    Here is the list of apps that I use. Most of them are free and the ones that aren't are not extremely neccessary for the average user.

    Good luck!
     

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  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I generally recommend getting things as you need them, instead of just getting lots of things you might not really need. The only essentials the average person will need are a browser (Firefox, Safari, etc), a music player (iTunes), a video player (VLC), an office suite (Open Office, MS Office, etc), and perhaps a chat client (Skype, Adium, etc). Beyond the basic stuff, I'd just look for recommendations whenever I needed a program for a specific task...or google it myself. :^) Otherwise, installing junk you don't need will have pretty similar effects on your Mac as they would on your PC.
     
  5. deniser macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on the new MB and welcome to the world of Mac OS. I switched last summer and have never looked back.
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Excellent advice. Get to know how OSX, and the programs that come with it, work before changing things. I often recommend David Pogue's "Switching to the Mac" but the Mac way is just to try things and explore. Best wishes.
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    As you use your laptop you'll slowly find software you need.
     
  8. :Scott: thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, i got the software i listed in my first post and left it at that. Since ive been home ive downloaded some stuff and have been getting used to the new OS and all i can say is why didnt i switch earlier. Brilliant piece of hardware and brilliant software :D
     
  9. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend downloading:

    Flip4Mac
    VLC
    Unarchiver

    and that's about it -- of course you should buy Microsoft Office or iWork for your word processing needs
     
  10. fakhir macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,
    I am from India.
    Can anyone tell me the price of Macbook white in Malaysia with 2.2 GHz speep, 120 gb Ram and a DVD burner...

    Pls. also advice if buying from Malaysia is worth.
    Actually one of my friends is about to visit Kuala lumpur...

    Thanx,

    Regards,

    Fakhir
     
  11. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    store.apple.com
     

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