Snow Leopard running beautifully, now what?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by willabbotsm, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. willabbotsm macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
    Hello guys! I'm in a general cheery mood right now. I'm at the Apple Store (you're jealous already:eek:) With a cup of coffee and my MacBook. For those who didn't see my earlier thread, I was the guy with the failed hard drive. Those awesome people at the genius bar gave me a new HD for free, and Installed Snow Leopard for me (I had bought it).

    It's running beautifully, like a dream. I love it.

    My only question is, now what? Are there any new features I should check out? I haven't used OS X since my mac crashed a while ago. Now that it's fixed, I need to get back into the Apple Candyland again. Help Appreciated.:D

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    I'll give you 5 dollars to lick the screen at the Genius Bar.
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    It's not unheard of for a new HD to die,remember to back up.
  5. willabbotsm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
    I'll be sure. I have a back-up drive, unfortunately I never used it. :eek:

    We learn from our mistakes, right? Life goes on.:D

    The point of this thread was half an update, and I want to know some good mac apps to install on my fresh 64-bit system!:eek:
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Don't install anything, and keep your system nice and virgin.
  7. willabbotsm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
    Haha I know what you mean. When I get a new mac, I just love the "clean" feeling. Just a few iLife apps, and Safari. It's so innocent.

    I made the mistake of installing every program under the sun on my last mac, and I'm going to try to keep things minimal.

    For now, I'm in new-mac bliss. It's quite a thrill;)
  8. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    I'll make it $10.
  9. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2008
    Carlisle, UK
    i'll double it and make it $20
  10. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    First things first. Connect that back up drive and fire up time machine :D
  11. Joele25 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2006
    Ditto on the Back Up. You might want to get your self a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner, or Super Duper and make a bootable back up on another drive. I have a clone for each machine and it saved my butt big time. Hard drive failed on me, so I threw in the back up drive and voila, in 3 minutes I was back up and running. Once I got my new HD replacement, I used my Time Machine copy and reinstalled Mac OS X then transferred my data from Time Machine. Then the back up went back to being the bootable back up... It was like nothing ever happened... It was dreamy!

    Try that on a Winders Pee Cee. LOL :D
  12. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    My first Macbook Pro got slammed with loads of apps. Hard Disk access was randomly jumping to 100%, and the system was bogged down.

    My Replacement Macbook Pro is nice and clean - I use AppZapper to completely remove applications, and I try to have knowledge of everything in Application Support, and Library folder.
  13. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    Here some apps to consider:

    - Cinch (handy window management tool)
    - Trampoline (useful and ergonomic app launcher esp if you are on a huge screen)
    - Devon Think Pro (kinda like Microsoft One Note with abundance of features and scripts)
    - ShoveBox (organize random scraps and webpages and images you want to read later on)

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