Hi, Tomorrow is the first day I will use my MBA (very "Xmas Eve" type excitement ! )... And the first time I use a Mac in 12 yrs ! Therefore I need advice from those who know: what are the things I have to do just after I have opened up the (beautiful) box ? Two steps gathered from the different threads... What else ?? [Will keep on updating as answers are provided:] __________________________________________ 1. Standard check: casing, dead pixel, kb backlight, drive,.... 2. Clean install (thanks to clayj for the great thread) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=427768 3. Update of Leopard version to 10.5.2 4. Calibration of the battery http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh2339.html 5. ??? Others (softwares, downloads): - perian - flip4mac - sizzling keys _________________________________________ Thanks... W.