This is going to involve some complaining. I'll try to keep it to a minimum, but this has already gotten long. I just got my first Mac yesterday, a used mid 2010 Macbook. It's in great shape, works fine, I was briefly very pleased with my purchase. Then I tried to reformat/reinstall, as one does whenever buying a used computer. Holy hell has this been a hassle. I'm going to leave out most of that, but I'm at the point now where the drive has been wiped and it's demanding that I log into the Apple App store before it will install the OS. I made an ID and managed to verify it (not trivial, something seems to have been wrong with the servers yesterday), but it's giving me an error: "This Apple ID has not yet been used in the App store" and then it gives me the option to either cancel or "review". Clicking cancel just cancels the installation, clicking review also cancels the installation. Okay, maybe I can use the ID in the App Store? From what I can tell, what they really mean is iTunes. I'm supposed to use the ID in iTunes, I guess. Maybe. I can't tell because iTunes doesn't run very well in Linux. I can get it to start in WINE, but it doesn't seem to be able to connect to anything. Sort of. It seems to be able to check for updates, but that's it. I can't download the updates, can't log in, and going to the iTunes store makes it crash. I don't have a Windows computer currently, I bought the Mac to replace my Windows laptop which failed recently. I'm at a loss now on how to proceed. Do I really need to get iTunes working to progress? I can't just log in somewhere on Apple's website? (I've checked this already, but maybe you know something I don't?) I'd appreciate any suggestions.