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Got a macbook! (some questions)

Well I finally got a computer for my new apartment. I ordered a macbook for my 21st birthday through apple with the education discount.

Anyway this is my first mac so I'm still a little rusty. Any good programs I should get? Any cool tips/tricks?

But yeah So far I'm loving it, the screen is amazing, and the size is perfect for me. 8)


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dual boot windows xp, you will be real happy then


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i installed Parallels so I can run XP and Linux OSs at the same time as X (without having to choose between one or the other). I think it's worth it because I am able to work and play at the same time.

for ripping and stuff, i downloaded the free MacTheKnife and Handbrake programs...which seem to work okay for me.
also, i prefer firefox for the browser but I honestly didn't even try safari much.

I haven't had my MBP for very long either (got it in the spring) so I can't offer much else. I never used an apple before a few months ago, except maybe a little macintosh many years ago, lol

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yeah first thing I did was download firefox, haha

my roommate is a windows fanboy, so its been nonstop hating


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[quote author=Radar_This link=topic=91384.msg1772385#msg1772385 date=1192063932]
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thanks


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I'm a MS engineer working for a Windows shop with over 800 servers, lol. (we do have a some Unix and Linux boxes too).

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is there a program that will let me have my buddy list from AIM? I keep reading how the AIM on mac is terrible, and I never really liked it for windows.


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=91384.msg1772720#msg1772720 date=1192072704]
is there a program that will let me have my buddy list from AIM? I keep reading how the AIM on mac is terrible, and I never really liked it for windows.
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Your mac comes with a program called Ichat that works with your AIM SN

Ichat kicks AIM's anus

Don't worry bout the roomie, once he sees how easy, safe, and robust the Mac is, he'll want to switch too.


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sweet thanks, how the hell do you change your info in ichat?


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