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Just got a macbook! Help/recommendations etc?

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GentleTouch4y, 9m agoPosted 4 years, 9 months ago
got a macbook 13 inch. Getting used to the keyboard as we speak.

any recommendations of stuff to do on it?

also what does the numbers next o the battery icon mean?

thanks!
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GentleTouch4y, 9m agoPosted 4 years, 9 months ago
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stephen4X#1
the numbers show the battery life left, you can change it to percent or time or the icon only, left click it and see "show". I bought a macboook 13 last summer, love it. Find it hard using a Win laptop now without pinch zoom etc. I would say, if this is your first mac?, have a mess with some of the shortcuts/options and get used to the folder structure etc. Enjoy too!
GentleTouch#2
yeah, im loving it. /keyboard is hard to use for me so far.
boothy#3
Download and use onyx regulary
GentleTouch#4
sorry i don't understand much as its new to me but what is this onyx regulary and why should i get it etc?

this thing is really fast comapred to my laptop with simlar specs
boothy#5
GentleTouch
sorry i don't understand much as its new to me but what is this onyx regulary and why should i get it etc?

this thing is really fast comapred to my laptop with simlar specs


Google is you friend here
GentleTouch#6
its because im adjusting from a larger keyboard. On a full size apple keyboard it is a dream to type on.
danmc#7
I got my first macbook 2 months ago and I love it, I dual booted with windows 7 initially but soon had no use for it and deleted it, osx is great.

Here's a few programs I have found indispensable-:

Cinch = windows snap in like windows 7
Speed downloader & flashgot = Downloader
VLC = media player that will play pretty much anything, quicktime player is crap
You Control Tunes = Allows you to control itunes from your toolbar
Jbidwatcher = Faultless ebay auction sniping app
Remote Connection = great remote desktop client
Unarchiver = will extract anything rar's 7z's etc
1password = kind of like roboform not as good but best I have found for mac

Oh and firefox.
GentleTouch#8
can I ask where do i download all these applications? Is there like an appstore for macs or is it simply downloading from websites but making sure it is a mac compatible program?
Scotty Boy#9
GentleTouch
can I ask where do i download all these applications? Is there like an appstore for macs or is it simply downloading from websites but making sure it is a mac compatible program?


There are various websites you can go to including Apple itself - in addition to that there are also a large number of online technical blogs and forums, which cover commercial, shareware, freeware and open source software that can run on an Apple Macintosh.

Apple - Downloads - All Categories
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/

Best Mac Software.org - The Best Software for Mac OS X (OSX)
http://bestmacsoftware.org/

Open Source Mac - Free Mac software, all open-source, all OS X.
http://www.opensourcemac.org/

Essential Mac OS X Applications
http://macspecialist.org/content/articles/essential_apps/

Mac Freeware and Free mac Software for OSX
http://www.freemacware.com/

Edit - Here's a link from the Lifehacker website; you can filter it for the Mac OS X operating system and you can find articles on software but also how-too guides as well.

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Downloads
http://lifehacker.com/5562864/lifehacker-pack-for-mac-our-essential-list-of-the-best-free-mac-downloads

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
MarzBarz#10
Best dual boot sw?
Scotty Boy#11
MarzBarz
Best dual boot sw?


You would need to confirm which other operating system you would be using on it, as that has a bearing on what you would be using as a solution going forward.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
pfallan#12
Make a movie. Make music. Tell everyone else especially the education system which still uses PCs

Don't bother with MobileMe. I get it free but can't say its worth it.

Buy iCreate magazine and get ideas and inspiration.

Probably wanna get iwork - think of it as Word, Powerpoint & Excel but loads more fun.

I could go on and on!
danmc#13
MarzBarz
Best dual boot sw?


Bootcamp or parallels
GentleTouch#14
thanks for replies. Do all macbooks have wireless n?
GentleTouch#15
how do i pinch and zoom LOL>

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