Got New GlassBook 2.4GHz - Few Questions

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Ok, I bought my first Mac (frustrated PC user for many years) so the title said it all. Before I ask, some of you will ask, what specs and where, so here you go:

    2.4Ghz
    4GB Ram
    250GB HDD

    Now my questions, if anyone is kind of telling me the following:

    1. How do I get my Mac to display the CPU temperature in the top right corner of the screen?

    2. Which apps do you recommend for me?

    3. Where can I view important information regarding hardware (like System in Winhell)?

    4. iCal doesn't sync properly with MobileMe, any recommendations on what to do?


    Thanks
     
  2. mrrish macrumors regular

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    Congrats I bought the same (and same upgrade).

    1. iStat Pro is a free widget you can get from www.islayer.com.
    2. For you to decide. I recommend Transmission for bittorrents.
    3. Hold down alt/option, click the apple (top left), and then click system profiler.
    4. It should sync, and if it doesn't, go to mobileme in system preferences, click sync tab, click advanced, click reset sync data. This will replace everything on your computer with everything online.
     
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  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Install Perian (one stop shop codec collection), Flip4Mac (for Windows Media files), Cyberduck (if you need FTP), Jumpcut to monitor your clipboard, WeatherDock for weather in your menubar (and/or dock).

    That's a good start and it's all freeware.
     
  5. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Thanks so far for all the answers, you guys are awesome. +1 Internest for you guys...

    Also I forgot to ask how can I read .flv movie files. They are read only by RealMediaGold Player in Windows...
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    VLC or real media player for mac should do ya'.
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    ok dude, time to crank up Google. You have that installed already.
     
  8. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    lol, forgot that...
     
  9. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    If you like to personalize your icons and dock I would suggest using Candybar. It is easy to use, has a lot of good icons, and you can easily transfer any icons you find from other sites to it.

    I like to personalize my icons and dock so it doesn't look like everyone else's.

    http://www.panic.com/candybar/
     
  10. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    www.leoparddocks.com

    ^^ i think thats the link to a website where you can download a whole bunch of backgrounds for your dock, and the free software that installs it.

    I use it and now I have a an uber slick black dock :cool:
     
  11. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Nice, maybe I can find a Mario-themed Finder icon... lol;)

    Honestly, not to sound cliche or anything, but this Mac rocks and is waaaay better than my old Windows pc... much snapier... it just works
     

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