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Hi there,
I'm a newbie to macs, just bought my first macbook the other day.
I have an issue that I don't know if it is normal or not
At start up, right after the grey apple logo screen and the spinning wheel, I get a blank blue screen for about 10 seconds and after that my desktop as normal
I have read things about blue screens but I don't know if this is the same case.
Is it normal to get this blue screen even though is only for 10 seconds?
On the first day I got my macbook, I updated it and I installed Flip4mac, windows media player, Transmission, stuffit and Firefox
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Yep. It's normal.
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ok thanks.. i wasn't sure about the blue screen , I was also expecting to see the OS version there at start up but it doesn't show up
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Yeah that's the normal startup screen. You'll see something like Mac OS X starting up or something. Doesn't last long so I don't remember the actual words on the splash screen.
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thanks for the welcome macheadcase


I don't get any Mac OS X starting up at all, when I turn it on, it goes to the grey screen with apple logo and spinning wheel, to the blue screen and then to desktop
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Sounds normal for Leopard. My understanding is that the "Mac OS X" startup message was a feature with Tiger and other previous OS. Leopard just goes from the grey screen to a light blue and then on to your desktop. Fast and efficient.


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that's great then, thanks!!
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