New Toy!!! ehm.. I mean business tool... Now What?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gregbeaty, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. gregbeaty macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,
    I'm typing this on my new MB Air. This is my 1st mac and I'm slowly learning how to use the system. I'm well known for un-intentionally messing things up then having to figure out how to fix them. As I'm new to the Mac OS, I REALLY don't want to go through that. Does anyone have any tips on the "Do 1st" for a guy sitting here with his first Mac? Also, any "Do 1st" with the MB Air?

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. bart rijksen macrumors regular

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  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The Air has some pretty limited storage so getting rid of languages, printers, garageband, test drive software bundles that are unneeded may be a place to start.
     
  4. Cubs macrumors newbie

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    But garage band is cool! :cool:
     
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Well then keep it by all means! As a business tool, don't know if it'd be that handy though;)

    I have it on my iMacs but just not enough room on the wee little drive of the Air to justify it's existence in my world.
     
  6. Alrescha macrumors 68000

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    I can't agree with this statement - it's asking for trouble.

    I've owned 4 Macs, from Mini to MacBook to Powermac, and there was never any reason to re-install the OS on a new machine. Indeed, the Powermac went from Jaguar to Panther to Tiger without a re-install, just upgrades.

    A.
     
  7. bart rijksen macrumors regular

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    The macbook air doesn't have a lot of space, so this would be good to do, and to uninstall some apps that you don't use. Another app to use is monolingual, to uninstall all the unnecessary languages.
     
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68000

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    It's his *first* Mac. He's got plenty of space. Telling him to re-install the OS and delete a bunch of stuff is like telling someone with their first car to go racing on the track.

    A.
     
  9. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I've never reinstalled software on a new machine either but the Air does have a rather small drive capacity. Languages and print drivers for every printer ever created in last three years are not necessary. Same goes for trial office and iwork.
     
  10. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    Congratulations, Greg. I'm four weeks out from where you are now. Quite an exciting experience, no? All of the great features that OS X has to offer and the fantastic format that is the MBA!

    Enjoy. All of my mistakes - eer, well, so far - have been reversible.

    Bruce
     
  11. queshy macrumors 68040

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  12. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    same deal here...biz guy who picked up his first Mac via the Air. Loving it!

    the biggest problem I have had is getting my sales meetings back on track after pulling out the Air in the middle of a presentation. Everyone loves the thing and only wants to talk about it!
     

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