My New Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NikBar, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. NikBar macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Well today after many months of asking questions and browsing the forums i finally made my first mac purchase:D

    Its a blackbook 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo (the model before the new ones) it is brandnew and i purchased apple care and got mac office for free with it.

    I cant be happier with it:D im having so much fun eploring the new OS (comming from windows)

    What can i download to make my mac experience better?

    thanks
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Nice one mate. Enjoy.

    As time goes by you may find things on the www don't play. You should download and install Flash, RealPlayer and Flip4Mac.

    VLC is a good video player for the things that Quicktime can't handle.

    Find links and more at;

    http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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  5. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    My recommendation: First, grab a copy of NetNewsWire (or NNW Lite, if you want the free version) and immediately subscribe to the OS X RSS feeds for MacUpdate and VersionTracker. I've discovered a lot of great software from those sites.

    Another something cool that has gotten increasingly popular in the Mac world while taking a little longer to catch on with Windows users is the array of information management apps, such as Yojimbo (http://www.barebones.com) or EagleFiler (http://c-command.com/eaglefiler). If you have to deal with paper a lot and have a document scanner to digitize all that stuff (I recommend the Fujitsu SnanSnap for Mac; find it on Amazon), these library-oriented filing solutions pay for themselves the first time you have to quickly find information.

    You can find a decent category-oriented, non-exhaustive listing of Mac software of various kinds at http://www.pure-mac.com.

    Apple links to some pretty cool stuff sometimes, too. Go to http://www.apple.com and click on "Made4Mac".

    What specific kinds of things do you plan to do with your new awesome machine? I might be able to point out a few good places for particular type stuff, niche software. (For example, I use LaTeX and Mathematica all the time.)

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. heySparky macrumors regular

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    I like These applications.
     
  7. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats I got the same model as you right after the updates happened and I couldn't be happier.

    Check out Perian for Quicktime as well, as well as Adium for instant messaging.
     

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