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    i am a new mac user and i just got a macbook today
    so i have a lot of questions
    my first question is why is t here only 38gb of free space?
    what are the programs that are taking up most of that space?

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    do you have a 60 gig hard drive?
    that may be why. there is a lot of space taken up.

    check out this thread - it may help you:
    check this thread out


    also as a new mac user and macbook owner, you may find this stuff helpful too...

    a few apps to check out:

    unison - great newsreader/binary downloader if you need that sort of thing.

    onyx - excellent maintenance tool, great for cache maintenance and tweaking preferences

    delocalizer - will free up a couple gigs of space by removing extra language support if you don't need it (i recovered about 2.8Gb).


    also, these threads are fun for anecdotal reference:

    A quick summary of my problems. Read this if you're a new switcher!

    Switchers, what do you love most about your new Mac?

    switchers - top 5 things you don't miss!

    Feelings of Apple Disillusionment

    A switcher's guide to OS X Software


    macbook games

    what games are working on your macbook


    welcome to the forums macbookdabest!

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    thanks those threads were helpful
    i can figure out what the shortcut is for sending things to the trash
    its the apple button plus some other button i cant find
    also since my mac only has 512 of memory, what is the max i can upgrade it too?

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    you can put in a maximum of 2 GB ram in your macbook. it will use 2x 1GB sticks and that is the maximum. i highly recommend upgrading the ram in it so you can give yourself the ultimate OS X experience. i think this OS needs at least a gig of ram to run smoothly to anyones likings.
    white Macbook 1.83 GHz Core Duo/ 2 GB ram/ 60 GB HDD/ Wireless bluetooth mouse/ JBL Speakers

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    another question
    when the macbook is closed
    the lid is a little loose, it moves side to side a little

    is this normal?

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    yes that is normal, because it isnt actually snapped in place, its just held shut by a magnet so it should do that. nothing to worry about there.
    white Macbook 1.83 GHz Core Duo/ 2 GB ram/ 60 GB HDD/ Wireless bluetooth mouse/ JBL Speakers

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    alright thanks
    so far i love this thing man
    i cant believe how much more stable mac os is compared to windows

    i think soon 50 percent of all people will have a mac and the other 50 windows

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    does anyone know a program i can use too trim mp3 files for my cell phone?
    i used wavepad on my pc

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    try audacity.
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    macbookdabest, Command-Delete for sending things to the trash. Shift-Command-Delete fo emptying the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefarky View Post
    macbookdabest, Command-Delete for sending things to the trash. Shift-Command-Delete fo emptying the trash.
    thankks

    im using a linksys router

    is there any special settings i should use in the configuration because i am using a mac?

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    I'm also using a Linksys router and it works fine on most settings. I've had trouble with using WPA2 encryption, but WPA works fine. I am also successfully using MAC filtering.

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    yea same here
    but i did experience it disconnect a lot
    but i updated the firmware and it seems good now

    how do I maximize windows? the way I do it is I drag it from the lower right hand corner of windows
    there has to be another way though

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    Nope thats the way you maximize.

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    allright

    what is the wireless router that is recommended with macs
    because when i use firefox my connection goes away and comes back a lot

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