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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dereklai., Aug 19, 2008.

  1. dereklai. macrumors member

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    Finally got my MacBook Pro today. Just wanted some input as to some useful things I should be installing (or perhaps uninstalling). Anything is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Well since you got the Macbook Pro, I'll assume you do some professional quality media work, film, photography, or music. So if you do pro photo work then get Aperture, Apple's totally sweet photo library, raw editting and nondestructive editting app. If you do video editting get Final Cut Pro, or if it's more of a hobby get Final Cut Express. I've never used Logic or Logic Express, but it's Apple's music making app, so I can't recommend it.

    What sort of work are you going to do on your Pro machine?
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Install Perian and VLC for playing videos.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congrats on the computer!

    And I use AppZapper to remove applications. It's not free though.
     
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    Congratulations on your new MBP; you'll love it, a terrific and impressive machine. Give yourself time to adapt to the small but significant differences between the world of Mac and the PC world, and feel free to ask questions, which is one of the reasons this forum exists.

    I'm a recent switcher, so I have some sense of where you are. For myself, Word is vital - the work universe I inhabit all use it. Thus, while the staff at the Apple store where I bought my MBP all swore by iWork (and I don't doubt that it is superb), I really needed Word, thus Office for Mac was a necessity; if you have any links to an educational establishment (as a student or teacher) quite good educational discounts apply. Good luck with the MBP. Cheers.
     
  8. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    I've got a Pro and here are all the Pro things I do with it:
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Whoa! Why would you spend > $2,000 on a laptop you don't need?!
     
  10. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    Because he can.:D
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I love watching 1080p pr0n.

    Because some people want a 15" screen, maybe they don't want a plastic computer.
     
  12. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? Its not like only so many are being made, ever.

    I have one, but the most I've done with it is put my DVD's onto my ipod. And basically surfing the web.

    Actually wait, no, I did make a DVD once.
     
  13. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I will also buy a MBP and switch from PC to Mac. The only reason for this is the baclit keyboard and the Apple logo ;)
     
  14. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    Why would anyone buy a car with more than 6 horsepower? Because.
    MBP = 17" screen and backlit keyboard.
    To paraphrase The Hammer: Because I can.
     

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