Experienced Mac users...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sahib90, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Sahib90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I will be receiving my first owned MacBook Pro Retina 2.3 ghz with the bumped up 16gb Tomorrow. I have also ordered the Apple TV and express station.

    Just a quick question. Any settings or software I need to set up before using my new MacBook Pro Retina for the best experience.

    Appreciate the help guys.

    P.s I'll be using my MacBook Pro Retina for my photography business as well as for university where I study Forensic Science and Chemistry.

    Parm
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Good site www.retinamacapps.com

    Have fun. I love my rMBP.
     
  3. Syndra macrumors newbie

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    Link doesn't work for me:c
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  5. Syndra macrumors newbie

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  6. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

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    OSX
    BetterTouchTool and Alfred
    are imo both a must.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The only setup you truly need is to boot it up and enjoy. From there the rest is purely personal preference.
     
  8. Engali macrumors member

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    Sophos antivirus
    Bandito
    Battery Health
    Alfred
    Gfxcardstatus
    Caffeine
    NoSleep
    BootChamp (if you're dual booting)

    All free.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I recommend that you avoid using Sophos, as it could actually increase your Mac's vulnerability, as described here and here.

    You don't need any 3rd party antivirus app to keep your Mac malware free, as long as you practice safe computing. For details, read the following:

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
     
  10. Engali macrumors member

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    That's good to know. An IT guy at my grad school recommended Sophos...I guess he wasn't aware of this. I'll try out ClamXav.
     
  11. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    ClamXav is a nice application. It does not run in the background or anything and only updates/runs if you do it yourself. In any case it's unnecessary as pointed out in this thread if you have some common sense. I believe that some universities or what have you require some sort of "anti-virus" program or application to be installed, however, if that is your case. It's free anyway.
     

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