Got My new Macbook!!! Amazing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pillow1313, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. pillow1313 macrumors member

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    Just got, been playing with it for a few hours now. no problems at all, so far and i hope that it stays that way. i dont see the problem with the screen at all. it is so clear even when the brightness is set to half. I think i will be putting xp on it soon. so i can get some cod4 playing in. I know it wont be the best, but it should work. I think that in a year i will get a gaming laptop, need to start saving now. I had a black macbook for a few months before my mom took it, and the new macbook is so much nicer to use, especially the palm rest which doesnt cut me. Overall the aluminum macbook is really nice, fast, everything i could ask for. So i got a few questions for you guys

    First: what software should i get? any gps wizard that will work anywhere?

    Second: Where can i find drivers for xp?

    Three: How do i get the multi touch gestures to work in firefox and other programs?

    Fourth: any other information that you guys have for me?

    Thanks pillow
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. Seeing as it doesn't have a GPS receiver in it...
    2. They're on Install Disk 1. Put that in with Windows booted and the drivers will install.
    3. That's based on the software author's will to make it compatible.
    4. Have fun. Two fingers on the trackpad and click is right-click.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    What software should you get? Well, whatever you had on your older MacBook I suppose. Windows drivers are found on the install/restore DVDs that came with your MacBook. Multitouch in other apps... try MultiClutch. That's it, hope you enjoy your new MacBook.
     
  4. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    1) For software, just search for a program that does what you want. (If you need a program to play WMV files, you'd probably search and find Flip4Mac)

    2) Should be on the included Apple DVDs that came with your new Mac

    3) I believe the program is called MultiClutch

    EDIT: Beat by 2 posters....
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I'm not completely sure about you're asking about what software you should get since you already had a previous Macbook but anyways, the XP/Vista drivers are on the Leopard restore DVD. The gestures work only in Safari.
     
  6. pillow1313 thread starter macrumors member

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    good point about the gps widget. and i know the basic mac info. and i have gotten it setup how i want. is there a website specifically for macbook desktop backgrounds? i have been searching haven't found much. and i have not had that macbook in over a year, because my mom needed to use it, that is why i am asking for software? but i will try multiclutch or whatever you said it was called.

    is there a way to add your own picture to icons?
    what is the best dvd ripping and burning software?
    what widgets would you guys recommend?
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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  8. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Try this thread. It's awesome!
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=592797&page=16

    And this website also has a bunch: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads/date/any/

    Enjoy your new MB!
     
  9. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your new macbook!

    For dvd ripping, I like MactheRipper
    For dvd burning, I like Toast

    I just ordered mine 2 days ago and it should be delivered tomorrow!!! I can't wait.

     
  10. iphoneCDN macrumors member

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    You can get COD4 for Mac OS X now! I've been playing it for the past week and it runs fantastic on my base model MB!
     
  11. Ryffie macrumors member

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    I really love the creative and quirky names all mac pograms have, it's kinda charming XD
     
  12. Toniola macrumors member

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    Ahhh...I am so jealous....I have been wanting to upgrade my Powerbook, but yesterday, spent my $$ on a new Taylor guitar. The PB will have to see me thru till I gather up some more green.
    Anyway...check out http://osx.iusethis.com/ Good source for apps and info. You'll probably need the usual stuff for video, like,
    Flip4Mac http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm
    VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    Perian http://perian.org/
    Streamclip
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/mpegstreamclip.html
     
  13. pillow1313 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks man. Is there a way to burn avi files straight to a dvd like you can with poweriso in windows?
     
  14. Toniola macrumors member

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    mmmm....dunno about poweriso....I just convert stuff to acceptable formats to bring into iMovie, or into iDVD.

     
  15. Sky Blue Guest

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    Visual Hub
     
  16. Toniola macrumors member

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    Yeah, but Visual Hub was discontinued...Flip4Mac is it now....or, I have not tried it, but there this site: http://www.media-convert.com/

     

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