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Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

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Well, after having an iPhone for a while and seeing how fast Macs are even after years of running i decided to make the move.

Got the basic model 13" MacBook Pro and love it!

Are there any important things that i can do to make my macbook run better?

Never going back!

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You can do some searching (use forum search) to find out how to make your MacBook run better. However, for now get rid of that Avatar. These forums are viewed by folks of all ages. Read our guidelines.
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If your MacBook Pro is brand new, the only thing I'd suggest to make it "run better" is to learn it.

(Well, more RAM is good too)
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...However, for now get rid of that Avatar. These forums are viewed by folks of all ages...
Wow lol, strick forum. Its a cartoon man.

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Well, after having an iPhone for a while and seeing how fast Macs are even after years of running i decided to make the move.


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Funny, my experience is just about the opposite. I was a Windows/Andriod user for a long time. I decided to try a Mac. After a few months with a MBP I am sold. I cannot wait for the iPhone 5. If it works 1/2 as good as my MBP I'll be happy!

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We're also pretty "strict" on spelling.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
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We're also pretty "strict" on spelling.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
Do you own an iPhone? If so, I'm sure you've misspelled/been auto-"corrected" before.

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Be sure to read the fine print above barney's head.

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Do you own an iPhone? If so, I'm sure you've misspelled/been auto-"corrected" before.
Yes, but I don't press send until I'm sure it's what I meant to say. But yes, I've seen some hilarious or weird "suggestions."

We're not really that strict about spelling, welcome aboard.
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Thanks.

I'm a bit of a loose cannon when it comes to sending auto corrected messages. As soon as i'm done typing i just hit the send button. Its going to get me in trouble some day. Happens when i text all the time... The worst part about it is that it seems to learn the way i misspell certain words, and then auto misspells words. I'm getting a new iPhone soon, so hopefully they have tweaked the auto correct a little.

Not going to lye, I'm not the greatest speller. More of a math and physics guy.




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Yes, but I don't press send until I'm sure it's what I meant to say. But yes, I've seen some hilarious or weird "suggestions."

We're not really that strict about spelling, welcome aboard.

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Original reason i asked about any thing you can do to "tune" the macbook is because when i was in at futureshop, the man who was clearly on commission was talking about a setup plan for x dollars. When i refused the setup thing he put on the big "ok your on your own" thing and said there are some key things that you need to do to get your mac running right that of course their set up plan does. I kind of knew it was bull, but wanted to check here (where people aren't on commission ) to make sure.

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I agree with chas_m. I wouldn't do a thing except learn your Mac and maybe add some ram. I've seen where people get all excited about their new system and in the drive to have a lot of bells and whistles they add something that does more harm than good.

Especially so called tune up or clean out programs. Have fun with your new computer. It's a learning experience for sure but one that is fun and ultimately rewarding. Especially as it pertains to the lack of issues with the Mac operating system. I want to say that "most" issues are self induced rather than OS induced. I don't think I am speaking out of turn here but that is the general gist of things that I have gathered from the time I have been on the forum.

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Hi.

Talking about misspelling (moreover since yours truly, I have already delivered at least two really hilarious false wordings in this community; fortunately enough I spotted them and saved the day; should have known better; what saves me is that English is not my native language), I fully agree that it really promotes the e-etiquette of communication and makes us all better and ever learning individuals.

When it comes to the issue of "lean & clean cut" vs "boosted & tuned up", I am a great fan of the lean concept, for any commodity.
Let us reflect a simple fact: any serious OEM knows better.
I 'm not implying that any OEM is always faultless or may come short when he delivers a product, but all in all the OEM has the absolute judgement which in effect will satisfy the majority.

Br / George

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...one garlic a day keeps everybody away...
...an APPLE all days keeps nuisance away...
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Thanks guys

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