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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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It's finally here. I am so excited. My new powerbook, check on the left.

This is my first mac. Any suggestions on programs I should purchase/install? What should I remove?
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Sweet setup mate! Get a game demo and blast it away in ur system! Jeez, 128MB graphics.... :drool:

ps- The "Offering" on DeviantArt is wicked.
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Super congratz! That is a kick *** set up! If you don't use Mac Janitor or Macaroni post and I'll add the manual Mac clean up steps
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Ya, I'm going to install UT 2k3.

BTW, thanks very much for the comment on my shot. I really need to get more uploaded. Of course I will now that I have my Mac, and I will feel much more comfortable PS'ing. I hated using PS on my PC.
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I'm unfamiliar with both of those programs. Perhaps you could fill me in?
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Mac Janitor is the one I see the most, once installed it's very intuitive and handles both daily/weekly/monthly crons and repair premissions. I use neither; I'm a terminal type :p but both work fine if you like I can post the terminal steps just for fun
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sure why not, post the terminal way
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repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions. Also make sure you run cron tasks Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed
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you know funny thing. You have the EXACT SAME SETUP that I WANTED!!! Thats okay. I guess its a omen. Welcome to the Mac Community by the Way!
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I should be getting that same Powerbook, albiet with 512 mb of RAM, on Monday, before 10:30
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Welcome to the group.
Sweet setup
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Nice! I'm ordering the same setup here shortly
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It's finally here. I am so excited. My new powerbook, check on the left.

This is my first mac. Any suggestions on programs I should purchase/install? What should I remove?
Additional programs that I use, which you might want to try:

OnyX - maintenance application that's easy to use and has many features

WeatherPop - puts weather in your Menu bar

TurboMem - an application that release any RAM being held after an application is closed, and has a few other memory management features

VLC - a multi-purpose media player

You can find all of these (and lots more) on either http://versiontracker.com or http://macupdate.com.

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And you might want Mac Janitor or Macaroni
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And you might want Mac Janitor or Macaroni
OnyX takes care of all of that for me. But I did originally use MacJanitor before I switched to OnyX.

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