How are you going to setup your new rMBP?

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  1. OatmealRocks, Jun 29, 2012
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    OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    As I type this my rMBP is on route passing the stop in Alaska. Thought I ask new or soon to be rMBP members on their plan on setting up their new rMBP.

    I've been torn if I should set up Window 7 via Bootcamp or VMware. There are still a lot of programs that I depend on in windows so it is what it is. I upgraded my ram to 16 but my SSD capacity is 256GB. If I use bootcamp I will try to make the partition as small and Windows 7 as lean as possible.

    Anyway below are some of the Apps that I will be installing. Do share what you apps you have planned.

    • Dropbox
    • Transmission
    • Watts
    • Size Up
    • SMC Fan Control
    • Lightroom 4.0
    • CS 5.5 Master Suite
    • Clean My Mac
    • Google Chrome
    • MS Office 2011
    • Star Craft 2
    • Skitch
    • UnRarX
    • Skype
    • VLC
    • VMware Fusion

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    UPDATE:

    • gfx status (thx fizzwinkus)
      Win Clone 3
     
  2. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    aperture
    pixelmator
    sketch 2
    sketchbook pro
    parallels

    iwork
    reeder
    read later
    opera (for testing)
    mplayerx
    popclip
    geminii
    yoink
    moom
    gfx status
    i1 profiler
    keyboard maestro

    trying my hardest not to install cs6...
     
  3. valleydesign macrumors member

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    Why not CS6??
     
  4. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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  5. rudyrudell macrumors newbie

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    adobe audition
    reason 5
    signalscope pro
    VLC
    dropbox
    abelton live
    yamaha offline editor
    midas offline editor
    parallels w/ super cracked version of windows XP
    google earth
    MOTU audio
    Qlab
    eyetv probably
    possibly protools but I haven't decided if I want to continue with protools lately...
    aperture
    photoshop
    microsoft office suite
    alarm clock pro

    D3 & SCII & Steam games cuz **** it all work no play makes something something :D


    that's probably the bulk of what I use
     
  6. aaagat111 macrumors regular

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    If you have had any problems with SizeUp I would check out BetterSnapTool in place of it. I used SizeUp for quite some time but occasionally ran into little bugs. BetterSnapTool accomplishes all the same if not more functions and has run flawless for me. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bettersnaptool/id417375580?mt=12

    I just converted my music over to Spotify, so that will be installed and save a ton of space on the SSD.
     
  7. jcpb, Jun 29, 2012
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    jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    160GB of ~500GB (partitioned and usable) = Bootcamp, W7 Ultimate
    Steam
    Paint.NET
    some GOG games
    Winamp + ClassicPro
    K-lite mega codec pack
    Irfanview + plugins pack
    dbpoweramp
    SUPER (multi-codec conversion utility)
    DVD ripper (unless there's a free alternative on Macs other than MTR)
    missing: 7Zip, CDxp, Foxit PDF Reader

    VLC and Firefox on both

    VMWare Fusion
    Paragon NTFS+ and HFS+ combo
    Handbrake on Mac
    Thunderbird (to read all the backed-up mail messages from my desktop)
    OpenOffice
    OpenTTD (run at 900v, otherwise everything is too small even with a double-size GUI replacement mod installed)

    startup programs:
    gfxCardStatus (2.2.x works with MBPRs now)
    RDM
    Caffeine
    smcFanControl
     
  8. OatmealRocks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thx Might try it out. I have a gift card for iTunes that I have not used. :D
     
  9. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    Reeder
    Steam
    1Password
    Pathfinder 6
    Alfred
    iStat Menus
    Parallels 7
    Dropbox
    Diablo 3
    Starcraft II
    WoW
    iPhoto
    Crashplan+
     
  10. VacantPsalm macrumors member

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    BetterTouchTool
    > Import BTT settings and clean it out.
    Change certain System Preferences. (Yes, I set up BTT before most of that.)
    Parallels Desktop 7
    > Windows 8 VM
    > > Steam
    > > > Skyrim, *to see how it, and some mouse stuff, runs off a VM.
    SetResX or SwitchResX or somethin'
    Set up Safari bookmarks and such.
    Evernote
    Dropbox
    Spotify
    > Finally sign up for paid account.
    > > Find my music
    Human Japanese
    Flux


    That's it for starters. More will come, but that's what I would want/need within the first day-ish.
     
  11. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    Parallels 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Sony Vegas Pro 11
    Adobe Lightroom 4 (will convert to native once retina support is there)
    Adobe Photoshop CS6 ( same convert to native )
    Microsoft Office (windows version)

    I'll probably check out Aperture and FCP...but doubt I switch...
     
  12. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to download massive amounts of HD porn and lock my self in the closet for day.;)
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I installed:

    VLC
    Skype
    iStat Menus 3
    iWork '09
    Adobe CS5
    Dropbox
    gfxCardStatus
    Diablo 3
    LaTeXiT
    aquamacs
    Google Chrome
    Audacity
    TextWrangler
    Steam
    MacTex
    R
     
  14. dhartung02 macrumors 6502

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    Still waiting for mine to arrive, but i imagine i will be installing the following:

    Dropbox
    Skydrive
    GoogleDrive
    SMC Fan Control
    Google Chrome
    MS Office 2011
    Skitch
    UnRarX/Stuffit/Unarchiver (not sure)
    Spotify (thinking of trying Rdio)
    Skype
    Plex
    VLC
    VMware Fusion/Parallels (Havent Decided) - This contains an image of my work laptop. I plan to use this mac for Work and pleasure.
    Reeder
     
  15. DavidEther macrumors newbie

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    TotalFinder before anything else

    Apps
    Adobe CS6 Master Collection
    Chrome (Canary for Retina)
    Unarchiver
    Evernote
    Sparrow
    Reeder
    Coda 2
    Djay / Virtual DJ
    Ableton Live
    Final Cut Pro X
    Transmit
    Things
    Adium
    VLC
    Handbrake
    Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Powerpoint & Excel)

    Windows 7 Boot Camp setup + Parallels 7 using Boot Camp partition (I'd recommend this over VMWare because, at least for me, it outperformed VMWare, managed memory much better, and is less prone to crash issues).
    Steam
    Half Life 2
    Team Fortress 2
    LA Noire
    Whatever else I bought and forgot about.

    Menubar Apps
    BetterTouchTool
    iStat Menus
    Codebox
    Echofon
    Fantastical
    Foreversave 2
    GROWL! (not a fan of the look of Mountain Lion's notification banners)
    Retina Display Management (for on-the-fly resolution changing from menubar)
    Dropbox (and maaaaybe Google Drive.)
    Echofon

    Preference Panes
    Launchpad-Control to hide selected apps from Launchpad
    Hazel to keep some folders organized & automatically remove any support files for apps I throw in the trash
    SizzlingKeys for global iTunes hotkeys

    Uh....I think that's it. For now. Haha.
     
  16. Skjetne macrumors member

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    It's free :)
     
  17. Uzinusa macrumors newbie

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    Monolingual

    Monolingual, to get rid of all the unwanted languages in each app and thus release a pile more space on those little flash drives.
     
  18. Sahib90 macrumors newbie

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    I would advise adobe cs6 master collection since the retina update will mostly be for that CS only :)
     
  19. OatmealRocks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey could you explain this? Clean it out? Are the default settings in BTT not good? What are you changing it with? thx

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    I wasn't aware CS 6 is out. :(

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    Almost forgot about this. This is one of the last things I run after I set my computer up.

    Also I want to add:

    Team Viewer
    Macfuse - Anyone know an alternate in order to write into a NTFS external or dropping files in and out of Windows?

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    TMI! Too much information haha.:eek:
     
  20. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    What's a "super cracked version of windows XP"?
     
  21. modelbehaviour macrumors 6502

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    Here's what I'll be putting on it when it (eventually) arrives:

    Pages & Numbers
    Word & Excel
    Chrome
    VLC Player
    Clean My Mac
    CC Cleaner
    MetaX (to use with iTunes)
    Handbrake
    Skype
    iStat Pro
    Photoshop Elements 10
    Dropbox
    MediaLink for PS3
     
  22. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    BetterSnapTool? It used to be free (included with the free BetterTouchTool I think?) but it's now a $1.99 app off the Mac App Store. Unless I'm missing something lol.

    Pirated copy of XP.
     
  23. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I thought I must be missing something because there was so much other expensive payware in that list that didn't begin with "super cracked version of..." :D
     
  24. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    The Parallels he's running XP on is probably cracked too :p
     
  25. OatmealRocks, Jun 30, 2012
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    OatmealRocks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a trim down version of XP with bare basics? Keep the file size small?

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    Surprised no one mention Geek tools. When I first got my MBP in 2009, I loved geek tools only to realize I spent too much time fussing with it.
     

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