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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.

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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.

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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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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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