just got my macbook pro now what!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by finch212, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. finch212 macrumors newbie

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    looks cool no screen problems, this is my first mac and im a bit lost

    what programs should i get?

    can i get rid of certain programs i don't want to free harddrive space?

    can i use windows media player to view in quicktime?

    thanks
     
  2. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    now what...... maybe use it as a regular computer?

    download a program called flip4mac for your last question.
     
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I second Flip4Mac and also recommend Perian. WIth these two things you will be able to play almost any video in Quicktime.
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    or you can also get VLC which is what i use, i can play pretty much any video file on it, the best media player IMO...if you use messenger alot, ol, msn, yahoo or any of those i d probably recommend you to get Adium or Mercury, you can open all you accounts at once, they are both great, adium has no video support though but i think mercury does. If you like safari then you are set for your browser, if you are not liking it so much try Firefox it"s what i use and I love it. Set up your mail accounts with mail it works great for me even with my hotmail account.
    torrent client..i use azureus but transmission is also a very light and great one. your music what s up with your music? it took me days to gte my music in my comp...anyways have fun, congrat and enjoy your mac.
     
  5. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I used to use VLC before finding Perian. After Perian I started using Quicktime more but still used VLC for full screen. Quicktime now has full screen, so I have VLC just in case Flip4Mac and Perian can't do the job with Quicktime.

    I second the use of Adium. Besides having multiple accounts, it is highly customizable so it will look the way you want it to.

    I recommend Firefox as a backup browser for when Safari doesn't work, but not the Firefox Firefox. Use this version called Bon Echo. It is EXACTLY the same as Firefox except it will run a little faster and use less system resources because it has been optimized for the Intel Mac. Download it here.
     
  6. a1dipship macrumors regular

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    give it back!!! im pee'd with mine.

    wifi problems and kernel panics.... gonna go back to my macbook again!!!

    :confused:
     

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