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12-31-2006, 08:41 PM
Ok, so I got my new MacBook a week ago, and I'm still learning OS X after having never used it before. So far, I really like it.
Any tips on anything that I should look for? I've got Parallels using an installation of Windows that can also be booted via bootcamp.
Any other programs or anything that anyone recommends? I'm looking at upgrading from 1GB to 2GB of RAM, but that's around $230 at best. I'd also like to upgrade the hard drive, but I don't want to undo anything I've already done.
12-31-2006, 08:48 PM
if you want a P2P program like kazaa, acquisitionx is the only one that i know of. you can use it for free or purchase a license.
for torrents, i use tomato torrent, but i think there's a better client out there. tomato torrent is just super simple, which is why i like it.
12-31-2006, 09:00 PM
What browser do you use? I've been pretty happy with Safari, but it seems like most of the plugins for it aren't free, so I'm wondering if switching to Firefox would be better.
12-31-2006, 09:20 PM
I use safari for light browsing. Flash, Java, script intensive stuff goes to firefox.
01-01-2007, 05:31 AM
i almost exclujsively use firefox. :) it definitely performs a lot better than on my pc at work.
01-01-2007, 07:15 AM
Firefox. I use the search box often and I like how you can change it to search Wikipedia.
Welcome to the world of Macs. If you need software recommendations, just ask or go look at the forums at macrumors.com
01-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Oh you lucky bastard. I want a macbook so bad.
01-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Is there any good way to mount Windows shares? I mean, I can get them mounted just fine, but they don't reconnect automatically. I have my MP3's on one of them, and I'd like that drive to mount anytime that it can. Any suggestions?
01-06-2007, 01:34 PM
I'd recommend transmission beta for torrent client, it's very clean and simple. After being a long time safari user I've switched to firefox and not looking back, the plugins alone are well worth it.
As for automounting a share on boot up you'll need to write an applescript or terminal script and have it run on startup. Here's an explanation. http://www.macfixitforums.com/php/showflat.php?Board=tiger&Number=730956
01-06-2007, 10:09 PM
you can go to www.freemacware.com for...free mac ware. :)
01-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Is there any good way to mount Windows shares? I mean, I can get them mounted just fine, but they don't reconnect automatically. I have my MP3's on one of them, and I'd like that drive to mount anytime that it can. Any suggestions? You need to add the mounts to your Startup Items in your user profile. I'm not on a Mac right now, but off the top of my head its in System Preferences > Accounts > Your Account > One of the tabs across the top.
Re browser: use Firefox 2. Safari works fine when browsing major sites, e.g. google.com, cnn.com, etc. But anything even slightly off the beaten path will explode on Safari. Safari is a wierd, strange little browser, and I don't like it.
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