New Macbook, got a few questions...

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

  1. Dorde macrumors newbie

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    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 lol...my 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?

    thanks...
     
  2. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    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

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  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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