First boot on a new Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by simplysic, May 5, 2008.

  1. simplysic macrumors newbie

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    I'll have my own Blackbook in a couple hours...

    any suggestions on what I should do during my 1st boot.

    1. Calibrate Battery

    anymore?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    2. software update

    stop me if im wrong but calibrating the battery consists of running it completly dead, so that might take you a few hours
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What do you mean by calibrating the battery? I'd just charge it up to full capacity.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Calibrate Battery
     
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    be sure to run Software update a few times until no more show up. Some updates only show up after specific updates have already been installed.
     
  6. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  7. simplysic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    turns out i wont be gettin my Macbook until tomorrow....ugh

    so,
    1. Calibrate Battery
    2. Software updates
    3. needed software (any suggestions)

    I am a first-time Mac user, dont have a lot of experience with Macs but have played around with Linux and Windows.

    what are some good widgets to install and any suggestions on some good programs?
     
  8. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    some of the software you need...
    -firefox
    -transmission
    -vmware fusion
    -office 2008
    -etc
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    istat pro - widget

    and open office is a good free office suite, its gives you pretty much everything you could need
     
  10. lfc200 macrumors member

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    in my opinion neooffice is also very good. VLC i would install and adium. If you wanted you should also install quicksilver.
     
  11. carlygab macrumors newbie

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  12. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    You may also find that Safari works fine. Firefox is not a necessity. Actually, I wouldn't install anything at first. Just use what it comes with, and as you find yourself needing more (ie a torrent program) download it.

    iChat works fine if you only use AIM
    Safari works fine for me
    There's not much else that you NEED.

    Just get used to the mac first, it's a big switch. Then start looking for new apps.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No the OP does not NEED VMWare, Office 2008.
     
  14. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    That is my option of what he should install on his first boot
     
  15. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeah cause we saw how well that worked out:rolleyes:

    not to mention that was just posted yesterday and if he ordered his blackbook which he did, he did so long before that thread was posted...think before you post, dont make yourself look dumb
     

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