Ok guys long time viewer first time poster. Finally pulled the trigger and got me a Macbook with free ipod and free printer. All with the education discount. Now got some questions before I get my macbook sometime this week hopefully or early next. I want to do a reformat when I get it and was wondering if there is a guide on this site as to how to do that. I found this site http://www2.ucsc.edu/ihop/Reformat a Mac.htm So is that pretty much what I need to do for a clean install???? Also can you guys tell me what I need and don't need??? I know I will use itunes but all the other stuff I don't think I'll need so I'll go ahead and delete them. Ok thanks for all your help.