Just got my Classic MBP!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GeorgeD, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. GeorgeD macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    After almost a year and a half I finally PULLED THE TRIGGER! I am typing on my 2.5 GHz Classic MBP. It's really really nice. What do I do now? Is there anything you guys recommend downloading? I got this machine for $1622 with apple care and a free printer. Thats including tax :)
  2. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Congrats. I think you should start off with a heavy dose of porn. Enjoy the new machine, classic timeless looks IMO and a great machine.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Welcome to Mac ownership and welcome to MacRumors:Forums! You'll find a lot of information both here and on the web. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

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  4. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  5. GeorgeD thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    how do i illuminate my keyboard? when i try clicking f5 or f6 it doesnt work. how do i activate it?
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It automatically illuminates in low-light conditions, if you've checked that option in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard
  7. ricpac macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
  8. mbpcron macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Tips for your first MBP

    First, there is always a way to do anything! Enjoy exploring and searching the net for tips.
    Second, do NOT rush out and download 3rd party utilities! Learn to do it the Mac way clean and pure! Also, updates are trouble-free if you don't have a lot of hacks or utilities installed.

    I've had my first MBP for 19 months and I still enjoy the thrill of discovering new ways to do things that are already built into OSX.

    Enjoy the purity of a well designed OS!
  9. MidwestStuck macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Estados Unidos
    Congrats! You'll get used to the system soon enough. Just fiddle around with the settings to the way you like it. It wouldn't hurt to install some apps, but don't go overboard.
  10. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2008
    Dude, hes been here longer than you :p
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If he's just now getting a Mac and asking for advice, how long he's been a member of the forum isn't an issue. Many people come here and sign in, then leave the forums alone for years. Many others learn at different rates. So how long someone has been here is irrelevant. The OP asked for help. I offered it. What's the problem with that?
  12. GeorgeD thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    i appreciate all the help guys!!! seriously!! this thing is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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