Suggestions for my new MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dj BW, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Dj BW macrumors regular

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    Hello, I am pleased to say I am typing this post from my new MBP! Damn, i've waited so long for this day. Being pretty new to macs, can anybody give me some suggestions or tips for my new mac? Like mandatory software downloads, tips, trick, etc. Your help is greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks,
    Bret
     
  2. kumbaya macrumors regular

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    Hey Bret,

    Congratulations on your new Mac, and welcome to the community!

    check out the following pages if they're of interest:

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner's_Guide#Mac_101
    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
    http://paulstamatiou.com/2005/11/29/10-things-every-new-mac-owner-should-know/
    http://paulstamatiou.com/2005/12/19/10-apps-every-new-mac-user-should-download/

    the last page lists a few more apps you might find useful.

    Just throwing in a few things I like to do - they are definitely NOT compulsory!!

    1. I do like to wipe my hard drive and do a clean install of the operating system - this is most definitely optional. check out on the web about how to do it

    2. run software update to ensure all your software bits and pieces are up to date, especially the security updates

    3. buy a sleeve to put the mbp into - protects it from dings and dents and scratches

    4. buy a screen protector to go in between the screen and the keyboard. i find this keeps both cleaner

    5. sit back

    6. enjoy!

    :apple: :)
     
  3. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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    Congrats, and thanks for asking about what to install on your new mac!

    read those links, good info, especially the last one.

    On that note, I recomend trying out flip4mac instead of windows media player, http://www.flip4mac.com/ and check out Camino instead of firefox, it takes up less memory on the HDD, etc. but still made by your friends at mozilla, http://www.caminobrowser.com
     

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