Hello guys, after using a Tecra M2V (1.5GHz, 512MB RAM) for about a year (and reading macrumors for the last six months), I was very excited when my new 2.16GHz + 1GB RAM Macbook arrived on my desk yesterday. However, now I do feel like a fish out of water... It seems like I have lots and lots to learn about OS X. I'm sure that I will take the advantage eventually, but I guess asking for little help can speed things up a bit Okay, my first question is: I want to change the short name used as the home folder's name. Does this mean that I have to re-install the whole system (BTW, I also want to split the 120GB into 2, or perhaps three partitions)? My second question has something to do with the display. It looks like the colors are washed-out or something; everything looks pale. I tried to customize it with the system preference (you know, the "slide until the apple blends with the background"), but alas, I couldn't get it right. Perhaps there is an easier way to calibrate it? I'm thinking something like calibrating a TV set - just turn the contrast and color saturation level up & down until it looks vibrant enough to me. Sorry if I sounds dumb. Question number 3: I can't make a new file by right-click a folder in Finder and choose something like "new text file", can I? I have to open the respective application and then make a new file from there, is that correct? Question number 4: Is there a way to change the font size displayed on the menu bar? You know, the File-Edit-View-Go-Window-Help? Question number 5: There's an .mpeg file that runs smoothly on my Tecra, but not so on the Macbook. The video (but not the audio) stutters occasionally if I play it with Quicktime. The video doesn't stutter if I play it with VLC, but if I try to 'jump' to a certain point, the video stops about three seconds before it resumes at that chosen point (but the audio doesn't lag as the video, it jumps right away). What could be the cause of it? Question number 6: Well, this looks trivial.. This machine is amazingly quiet. By quiet, I mean it doesn't make a sound effect if I click a folder or something. The only sound effect I heard so far is the one played after I copy files from my USB drive to the Macintosh HD. BTW, I chose the "tour" option in iWork 08, and doesn't hear any sound for the whole presentation. Is it supposed to be silent presentation like that? It should be noted that the first time I booted the Macbook, when I was prompted to choose language etc, there is a guy's voice that narrated things. However, that time I pushed the "back" button & then pressed the power button. Now I don't remember what exactly happened then, but that guy's voice was no longer heard during the setup process. Movie clips runs fine, though. Well, there are more questions I'd like to ask, but I guess those six should help me begin to grasp how OS X works. Thank you for your time, reading the lengthy questions.