New Mac, first things first?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by citron230, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. citron230 macrumors 6502a

    citron230

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    So my new 24" iMac has arrived. 750GB HDD, 1GB RAM (Ordered 4GB from OWC).
    I was going to reinstall the OS to delete language files but read about monolingual as well. which is better do you think?
    Also what are some must have apps. Super excited, thanks in advance!
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    i just reinstall to get rid of extra languages, foreign fonts, and printer drivers. I don't know if monolingual does as good a job, but the reinstall has never failed me.

    The number one app I would install on a new mac is quicksilver, but that's just me. :)
     
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I used monolingual to remove extra languages, and never had a problem using it. I also second quicksilver, IDK how I used a computer without it.
     
  4. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

    ryannel2003

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    I always install OnyX on my machines. It's a great tool to use when something isn't running right or you want to speed up your Mac. However, be careful when using it. It's very powerful and can do some major damage to a system if not executed properly.
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    I good side for desktop pictures - macdesktops.com

    The best Solitaire game ever and it's free - Solitaire XL
     
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  7. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

    xXriderXx7

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    Id recommend iStat Menus, its a nifty app that can show various readings in the menu bar, such as CPU temp.
     
  8. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Id recommend iStat Menus, its a nifty app that can show various readings in the menu bar, such as CPU temp.
     

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