Well Im giving up the PC side of Life...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigChuck, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. BigChuck macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure you guys get these kinds of posts everyday but i feel that every person moving to the Mac side of life has His/Her right to let their migration be heard by their new community. :)

    So tomorrow Thursday, June 26 at approximately 12:15pm CST(I get off work at noon and will be driving down to my local Apple Store) ;) i will be the proud owner of my first Macbook Pro, and be giving up my PC/Windows OS to venture out my own Leopard Safari.

    The Macbook Pro i'm getting is the base model 2.4 Penryn. I just had a few questions for you well experienced Mac Users

    1. Does anyone have any experience with ApplePeelz and would you recommend them? or would i be better off getting this incase hard shell cover talked about here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=499600

    2. what cool little widgets/tool bar icons things (im tottally new to mac so pardon my stupidity) do you recommend, i'm just looking for ones that will show the nerdy things i wanna see such as temps, cpu usage, Fan rpm, ect...

    Thats about all so thanks in advance and the next time i log into the forums it will be on my fancy NEW Macbook Pro xD
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I do not recommend any widgets. I personally have no use for them.
    The speck case is nice and all but it really adds a lot of girth to the device. I would simply go for a skin if you really want to or nothing at all. I've kept my virtually scratch free for 3+ years and I transported it to and from college. It worked out well.

    Welcome, congrats, etc.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    iStat Nano or iStat pro sounds good for you.

    Me? I use iStat Nano and a whole bunch of stickies!
     
  4. canucks-17 macrumors regular

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    +2

    But as fat as iStat, it's Pro for me. I like to know some of the not-as-necessary things on a regular basis.
     
  5. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    i think you definitly need istat as others have suggested. but it sounds like you need istat menu, not istat pro.

    same author, one runs in dashboard, one in menu bar.

    i use the menu bar one, its awesome! :)
     
  6. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    I never use dashboard.....

    I tried to get into it, but it doesnt help me after I got over the initial appeal.

    If you use Dashboard, get iStat Nano. If you dont, get the iStat pro.
     
  7. buyusfear macrumors 6502

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    Good luck today. I too just bought the same computer a couple of months ago, after converting to Mac in January with a 24'' iMac. I just had to have the same features on the road.

    The first thing I bought was the Marware keyboad cover and the sticker pleather wrist gaurd. Then a speck hardcase, however I'd go for the incase one now.

    in regards to cool programs for it, the best one so far (and as said earlier, I'm not a fan of running extra junk on it) Download "Lab tick" you can control the illumination of your keyboard manually, and I find that usefull, especially when "showing it off"
     
  8. kabunaru Guest

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  9. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats!
    Widget: Delivery Status <- 5 Stars Widget :D
     
  10. BigChuck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i'm back and as i said im on my new mbp and all i can say is I LOVE IT thanks for all of your input and im already liking the mac rumors community :)
     

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