Yo Adrian! I did it!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jouten, May 8, 2007.

  1. Jouten macrumors newbie

    Jouten

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    I have been 'lurking' around here for a few weeks now and just now officially became a proud owner of a C2D2.0/2GB/160GB White Macbook!

    I'm figuring it out slowly but surely, but you know what? I'm having a blast! I haven't even installed Boot Camp on it yet to boot up Windows (XP). I kind of want to get a feel for my new Operating Environment before I go and mess around with that. I know I will eventually, because I want to be able to play EQ whenever I am around a hotspot and get bored.

    Thank you all for providing such great feedback to other new posters and potential MacAddicts! The general maturity of a Mac owner is easily head and shoulders above any other Windows forum that I have visited yet.

    Thank you,

    New Convert :apple:
     
  2. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    CONGRATS!

    i never installed Parallels or BootCamp either
     
  3. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations! That's the exact model I just ordered as well, mine should be coming in tomorrow. Yes, the maturity level of a "Mac" owner is above the usual "Windows" user. Not that I'm trying to nit pick at anyone particular but yeah.. Hope you enjoy your new MacBook!
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Hate to tell you this, but...if you want to install Boot Camp, do it as early as possible.

    While Macs automatically defrag anything under 20 MB, you can get fragmented large files on the hard drive. Files that are pretty large really don't matter if they're not defragged, BUT their physical location on the drive can be enough to prevent Boot Camp from partitioning, so you won't be able to install it, and the only way to fix it is to either reformat or go out and buy iDefrag (spend more money, ick).


    I ran into this problem on my MacBook.


    But seriously, congratulations on the purchase. I'm very satisfied with my MacBook. I got the white Core Duo, and upgraded it to 2 GB RAM and a 160 GB hard drive.
     
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I believe you can defrag with 3 party software...
     
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Congrats on the MB :)

    Do you really, really need Windows? :confused:

    FJ
     
  7. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Congrats on your new MacBook :)

    I'm not so sure about the whole fragmented disk myth, I installed Bootcamp 6 months after getting my Mac and had no issues with it successfully partitioning the hard drive for XP. Still using it now and it's running well.
     
  8. Jouten thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jouten

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    Thanks for the BC tip!

    Thanks for the info, I will install as soon as I can. But I am having alot of fun poking around OSX and exploring all the things that come with it. It's really amazing how well everything 'just works' and works very well. Once I get done doing that, I will get things up and running.

    Grats in advance on your new Macbook! I am really having fun with mine! It's like I just started computing for the first time in my life again! Ha-ha!

    Thanks all for the encouragement and tips! :apple: :)
     
  9. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the Macs to both of you!

    I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't install bootcamp or parallels at all.
    The reason I switched over to a Mac is because I would be able to use Windows...I NEVER do! There are replacements for just about anything Windows on a Mac. Keep learning and then decide, have fun!!
     
  10. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    You can, as he mentioned.

    :

     
  11. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Glad you're enjoying it; it's a thing of beauty :)

    I said that in my post. But it also costs extra money.

    Not a myth; I encountered this problem when I tried to install Boot Camp 3 weeks after installing a new 160 GB hard drive, and was unable to. (I had a large number of 1-2 GB video files I ripped from handbrake)

    There's a whole thread on it. The only solution was iDefrag.
     
  12. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Vista rocks!
     
  13. netdog macrumors 603

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  14. squwish macrumors member

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    NO IT DON"T!
    MAC IS SO MUCH BETTER!
     
  15. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    hmm...i have Vista ultimate...

    ...and I have to agree with Squwish on this one...Vista it pretty dull after using all the fun things in Tiger
     
  16. squwish macrumors member

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    thank you, see what I mean everybody?
     
  17. Frosty1 macrumors member

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    congrats have fun with your new machine. i as well just got a new mac and am loving it!
     
  18. masse macrumors 6502a

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    Semi-along the topic of this thread...Has anyone had any problems using bootcamp for vista, osx, and also a linux distribution?

    I'll probably end up with a big external hard drive..
     
  19. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    According to most of my PC friends Vista is err ..... well it begins with S and rhymes with night :eek: :eek:

    Tiger rocks :) :)

    FJ
     
  20. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    I would've said it rhymes with fit

    :cool:
     
  21. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations on the new baby! :D

    I use Parallels and it works great. It's fast and actually installed Windows better than my old PC ever did.

    I didn't install Bootcamp because I don't really play games and I didn't want it to permanently grab 30GB of my HD. Parallels seems to expand and contract as needed. Oh, also, I like having the ability to share documents in two OSs simply by dragging it from one window to the other.

    I understand that you can run both if you want to. Install Bootcamp first and Parallels will find it.
     
  22. dannewell15 macrumors regular

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    Congrats! I am a recent switcher, I have a Macbook (see sig) and I am loving it! I installed Bootcamp but I have used it about twice within one month. The most annoying thing is that my school use PCs and they really suck! lol

    BTW - You can install both Bootcamp and Parralles - I have done it :D
     
  23. Jouten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right!

    An :apple: a day IS better than a PC! Heheh!

    After goofing around with X, I haven't really found a compelling reason to sacrifice the space on my HD just yet. I know I can play EQ on it, but I might just leave that for the Home PC (egads!) and maybe just play WoW on my Macbook. After getting used to the OS and some of its features, I almost don't want to install boot camp because I'd feel as if I were tainting or 'ruining' my Macbook. I'll probably just run Parallels for the MS Office software.

    I now understand why everyone is so 'high' on :apple: , it's just simply awesome!

    Thanks again all! :)

    New Convert :apple:
     
  24. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Try this instead... (and it's free!)... :D

    http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

    (MARCH 27, 2007 - Santa Clara, California, USA - Planamesa Software and the NeoOffice.org community are proud to introduce NeoOffice 2.1, a significantly-enhanced version of the Mac OS X-native version of the OpenOffice.org office suite that includes Microsoft Office-compatible word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database applications.)
     
  25. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Just because there's a whole thread on it doesn't deny someone an opinion based on years of Mac experience :)

    I've owned Macs since the early 90's and I have never defragged the HDD. Like I said above, 6 months after getting my MB I used Bootcamp to partition my HDD for Xp and have not experienced any issues at all.

    I stand by my advice that you do not need to defrag a Mac.
     

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