Software bundled with MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stella, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Stella macrumors 604

    Stella

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    Hi

    I got my MBP ( Penyrn ) recently but unlike my previous Macs, it came with no additional software, free or trial aside from iLife and OSX.

    Is this correct?
     
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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  3. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

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  4. Stella thread starter macrumors 604

    Stella

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    Nope,nothing, not even graphic converter etc!
     
  5. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm i dont know if i considder that bad or good

    i wouldnt mind having the iWork trial installed off the bat, save me the hastle of downloading the trial or installing from the discs

    some trials/ software would be OK, as long as its nothing like buying a windows computer from a company.
     
  6. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I'm actually pretty happy mine came with such a clean slate. I was transferring enough crap from my old Powerbook, I didn't want to have to go through deleting the stuff I was never going to use anyway.
     
  7. cobbe1 macrumors member

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    I like it better this way. This is pretty much a fresh install, just add what you want and no need to worry about what's left behind. :D
     
  8. keithos27 macrumors regular

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    Thank God they did away with all the "extra" stuff pre-installed. Let each user decide what he/she wants that's extra. I'm most thankful that Office Test Drive isn't on there. :)
     
  9. valvehead macrumors regular

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    This is probably my #1 reason for buying a Mac. I got fed up with prebuilt PCs coming loaded with adware and useless utilities. I built my own mid-tower four years ago so that I could choose exactly what hardware and software I wanted installed. I decided a many months ago that I needed a laptop, and the thought of buying a PC laptop made me nauseous. I started looking at Macs. I got won over by the simplicity of OSX. The switch to Intel chips meant that I wouldn't have to give up my masses of software. I am now happily dual-platform.
     
  10. Stella thread starter macrumors 604

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    Definitely, the vast majority of the trial software is junk. Comic Life and graphics converter was useful / fun tho.
     

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