Getting my new MBP tomorrow

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  1. greenythebeast macrumors regular

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    Well my MBP is arriving by DHL tomorrow and I'm really excited. I've heard from some other people on the forum that the first thing I should do is do an erase and install of Leopard to get rid of the extra languages and printer drivers. Should I really do this and how would I go about doing it? Also, would doing this delete all of the trials and software like iLife that come with the computer preinstalled?
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    There is no trialware. iLife is the full version and is free. Do not delete it. Use it and enjoy it. As for the languages...download the program "monolingual" and it will remove the languages for you. Hope this helps! :)
     
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Be careful...if you have Microsoft 2008 Office installed and you erase languages, you wont be able to update Office 2008, so you will have to re-install it. And you dont save much...probably 300MB.
     
  4. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    You can install the updates to Microsoft Office, see this thread:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=542921

    It shows you how. I have deleted the languages and followed the instructions in the thread successfully. Also, I saved 900MB. That's a considerable amount of space. :)
     
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    You don't need to reinstall Leopard to get rid of laguages and printer drivers unless you really really want the extra space. If you do, then fine. But Monolingual deletes all but the essential languages or just English and free about 2GB of space withoiut reinstalling the whole OS.

    Also, I believe the newer macs will not come with trial sofware. iLife is not a trial software and is the full version so enjoy that ;)
     
  6. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there anything better than Office 2008 that doesn't need the localizations to be updated?
     
  7. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    That's a debatable issue and really is a user preference issue. I use the Microsoft Office because my office uses it and it's easier for me to work at home as well. :eek:
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congratulations on the computer!

    I personally think Office 2008 is best you can get.
     
  9. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    I just got one and love it. Its perfect. Even closes perfect. But I have this strange feeling every time that I look at it. I know deep down that it might have graphics problems.
     
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    If that is true....take it back!
     
  11. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have applecare so I'll be covered just in case :D
     
  12. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    Applecare on the computers is fantastic. 3 years.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why must you ruin a buyer's moment by mentioning unfortunate things?
     
  14. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm too happy to get upset over that :p Getting a brand new 2.5ghz MBP for $1920 was one of the best deals of my life! :D
     
  15. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    also download imovie HD form apples website. its free and is so much better than '08
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That is a sweet deal!
     
  17. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thank eBay and Microsoft for such a great deal :p
     
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    A great deal ad a great machine. Well done, you must be delighted. Congratulations on the MBP; you'll love it and if there are any problems down the line that is what warranties and Applecare are intended for.

    Re Office, while it is a debatable issue, most of the working world uses it and it is therefore pretty much indispensable if you are working with others. For me, it was a necessary additional purchase. Enjoy the MBP. Cheers.
    :apple: MPB 15.4", 2.4 ghz, 2 GB RAM, 160 HDD; iPod classic 30 GB
     
  19. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hello,
    do the languages take so much space in Leopard ? I read often posts about deleting them.

    Thanks,
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  20. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you guys think is the best way to cool my new laptop? (It's awesome by the way. Screen doesn't sit totally flat but I could care less about that.)
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What do you mean cool; my computer runs fine without additional cooling.

    And the not closing flat thing is normal…
     
  22. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I used monolingual and removed almost a gig of languages! :D
     
  23. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's another option that doesn't require re-installing. On Office alone, it saves 25% to remove the excess languages.
     

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