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I am picking up my new MBP 2.33 tomorrow and this is my first mac. Yes, I am a windows guy by trade and a closet Linux user.
I am very excited about my purchase even though it was a little bumpy (I'll explain later).
My question is, are there any first steps I should take to make my Mac experience smoother? For example, I vaguely remember Mr. Laporte suggest creating a ghost account on new macs, things like that.

As far as the bumps, I had a somewhat bad experience at the Apple store. I walked in and asked for a MBP 2.33 Glossy. The salesman walked away and came back to assure that I wanted the Glossy and said "yes, the glossy" he returned with the box and I drove 22 miles back to my home. I opened the box to find the non glossy screen. I immediatly called the apple store where I purchased it and they said simply bring it back for a swap. I drove 22 miles back to the store to find that they had no glossy 2.33's in stock and they would call me to let me know when they got one in but they couldn't tell me when that would be. I asked if they could find another store that had one. They found one at another store but stated that the other store would charge me a a 10% restocking fee. After some argument in the middle of the store the manager refunded me the full price of the MBP. I drove another 16 miles to the other mall, arrived at 7:23 pm to find that the mall closes at 7pm (what kind of mall closes at 7pm on a Saturday night???). Anyway, my MBP is on hold at this store so I will have to drive there tomorrow and get there as soon as they open. Wow, what a pain in the butt. Oh well, it will be worth it.

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