The Required, "I just got my new Macbook Pro" thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by sdsvtdriver, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    UPS dropped it off this morning after scaring me with a 'Rescheduled for 4/13' note in the tracking log. 15" 2.66. First Mac... and first laptop I bought myself after being able to use laptops from work for over 10 years. With laptop encryption, SMS, and a load of other sniffer type stuff being pushed down, it is time to separate work from play. Now the hunt begins for replacement software for usenet, ftp, IM, email, etc., etc.

    The first major problem that I realized is... I can't eat dinner and browse the internets anymore. With work computers, I didn't care as much and they're all covered by Dell's idiot proof warranty!
     
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  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    iChat is a good IM replacement.


    Congrats on your purchase.
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Just a friendly reminder that posts like this are best put in the appropriate notebook forum.

    Congrats on your purchase :D
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    congrats on a great machine! i hope you like it and enjoy! :)
     
  6. sdsvtdriver thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought the notebook forums were for notebook questions or discussions.

    This thread is just useless banter so I put it on the general whatever forum... my bad :)

    I got most of my stuff loaded and spending some time googling for info. woot.
     
  7. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    In any event, those show up all the time in that forum and never get locked, so I assume the mods tolerate them as a general policy.
     
  8. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    I've always been pleasantly surprised by the free of charge Mac apps that are out there. I'd start your search there.

    As for dinner and surfing, well a wireless keyboard & mouse, and a laptop stand might be all the insurance you need.

    And congrats on the switch to the light side. ;)
     
  9. sdsvtdriver thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I've already decided I'm going to get a wireless mouse. The wireless keyboard seemed like a waste until you just mentioned I'd use it while eating. Nice! I knew this forum was helpful!
     
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