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OS 10.4 - Installing new applications and avoiding sleep


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Hi guys!

I haven't posted here yet (I don't think), but I signed up a while ago, knowing I'd be getting a MacBook Pro as soon as I could afford it. I finally got it (and LOVE it), but I just have a few newbie-to-mac questions...

1) How do I install software that is on the DVD, such as Xcode?
2) How do I keep it from going to sleep when I close the lid?

I did check thoroughly through the System Prefs about #2 but couldn't find anything. I do have a few other minor pet peeves, such as not being able to just leave the k/b backlighting on (it shuts off if I turn my light on, but I still can't quite see the keys) but all-in-all I already know I won't be looking back!

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1) I think the Dev Tools are an independent install. i.e. You have to check the box during the main install. Otherwise, download Pacifist and sort through the packages.

2) There's no system installed way to do it, you must use a 3rd party app like Sleepless.

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Thanks for that! There's no real way to know these things when OS X comes installed for you...
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2) There's no system installed way to do it, you must use a 3rd party app like Sleepless.
The PowerBook was able to do so (with an external screen attached), I didn't check it on the MacBook Pro yet.
To be honest, I wouldn't recomend it...The MacBook Pro get's pretty hot, hotter than any PowerBook. Leaving it on with the screen closed wouldn't do it much good...
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