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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nychot, Sep 26, 2011.
In terms of freeware utilities etc. Its an early 2011 13" i5.
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Lol. Thats what happens when i type on tne ipad at the same time trying to watchthe steelers-colts game. Cant edit subject heading. I tried.
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Downgrade the OS from Lion to Snow Leopard if you can.
**Puts on flame suit and runs away!**
Lol lion isn't that bad
But seriously the freeware I use the most are:
VLC (plays video files)
The Unarchiver (decompresses files)
Handbrake (converts movie files/rips DVDs)
Sugarsync (syncs files to an online server so you can have them anywhere)
Logmein (allows remote log in to mac from any computer)
Spotify (free for ad supported version, I pay for a subscription. Basically allows you to listen to any song... ever. I love it)
There's tons more. You can do some searching around on google to find apps that fit your needs when you get the MBP
I actually really like Lion, I guess its just a personal opinion thing. OP, give it a try.. I think you will like it
Congrats on the purchase! Personally, I like OS X Lion.
On a fresh install I always get these apps right away...
VLC Media Player
That's about it.
Its a reconditioned so it comes with snow thank god. I still use office 04 which doesnt work with lion.
my refurb came with lion
That should be the first application EVERYONE installs on their mac.
Does what Apple has failed to do since releasing OS X; expanding windows to maximum size when pressing the green button
A very *very* fast image viewer. Allows for precaching images, and displays images based on alphabetical ordering within a folder. In essence; open an image, press next and it automatically loads the next photo in that same folder. Preview sucks hard.
Same idea as Xee, but for music. Really nice looking mp3 player that takes up no more than 20mb of RAM. Also sounds a lot better, is much faster, and supports a wide range of audio formats. iTunes is good, but its bloated.
Change your multitouch gestures, way more options than System Preferences.
If you like tweaking. It's all on the safe side. With OnyX, you can do more, but since you need an admin password I'm not really sure if all things are so safe.
If you don't know why, play it and you'll know why.
If you're a gamer, you can also download Steam. (www.steampowered.com)