First Macbook Pro...anything I should do to it first?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nutsnbolts, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any tips that they have experienced in having a Mac that I could configure on the get go when I receive my Macbook Pro?

    Things that, by default, should be a default, etc.

    Anything really...for a MBP.
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I always set my dock to auto-hide but other than that it's pretty good out of the box.
     
  3. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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  4. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    timemachine

    definetly invest in an external and use time machine, if you ever have to reformat it makes it so much easier to grab files.
     
  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    also

    Definetly use IWORK i hate office, iwork is so much faster.
     
  6. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    i disagree. get Office.
     
  7. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Software update. :cool:
     
  8. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Put it in the dish washer to give it that extra shine. Then you'll be good to go.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  10. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say SMC fan control so you can set your fan speed and Perian, allowa Quicktime to play more video formats.
     
  11. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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  12. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    One thing that most people forget to do with a new Mac is to place it on the center of the floor surrounded by apple scented candles and pray to Apple gods for a quality computing experience.

    But besides that its pretty good out the box. You should read the forums after you get it so you know what type of apps to get, and please read the included manuals.
     
  13. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Get:
    Perian
    Flip4Mac
    VLC
    SMC Fan Control


    Read MacRumors getting started guides and most importantly, Keep an open mind to the new concepts you'll be learning.

    P.S.
    even more importantly ... Have fun
     
  14. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I always run a GeekBench and X Bench when new and store a text copy to see if the thing slows down over time.

    Another vote for Office. The typical .docs I save are 45kb. Pages it's 225kb. WTF? A couple of thousand of them seriously add up!
     
  15. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I'm surprised no one said this. Calibrate your battery.

    Mel
     
  16. waynechriss macrumors regular

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    I second those. I also suggest getting a program called Caffeine which will never put your screen to sleep so long as its on.
     

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