New Macbook, got a few questions...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dorde, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Dorde macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    hey guys just got a new black macbook last night...its by far the best computer ive ever had and just couldnt wait for the update questions are:
    -should i shut down or sleep my macbook at night...
    -my macbook is suppose to be 250gb but it says 215gb free space is there really 35gb of installed stuff at the beginning?

  2. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    1. You will get differing opinions on this. I shut my down once a week. No particular reason. You can just let it sleep and never shut it down though. It will be alright.

    2. Yes which is far less than a PC would.
  3. Dorde thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    1. I'd just close the lid at night, putting it to sleep. There's no harm in this.

    2. Not 35gb, because a 250gb drive doesn't really have 250gb on it. But yes, there are things pre installed that are taking up space. Probably a big part is within garage band.
  5. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    I shut my down very rarely. macs are really good at sleeping :)

    as far as space, OS takes up space plus 250GB is unformatted space. there is overhead involved which trims it down a bit.
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I've had my Mac running for 42 days, 3 hours, and 18 minutes without a shutdown. :)
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Wow. 42 Days? Can I get a screenshot of the "uptime" terminal command? I've only done 8 or 9 days on my Mac.
  8. ksabek macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    I do shut down my mac every night not any peculiar reason just because that!!!:p

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