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Just got a macbook! Help/recommendations etc?

GentleTouchGentleTouch

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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    stephen4X
    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
    yeah, im loving it. /keyboard is hard to use for me so far.
    boothy
    Download and use onyx regulary
    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
    boothy
    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
    its because im adjusting from a larger keyboard. On a full size apple keyboard it is a dream to type on.
    danmc
    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
    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
    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
    Best dual boot sw?
    Scotty Boy
    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
    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
    MarzBarz
    Best dual boot sw?


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

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