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    The very first thing
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    The very first thing
    I am gonna be picking my 24" iMac up at about 3:30 today. What should be the VERY first thing to do, either for fun or for functionality.

    I already have some widgets lined up to put on it.

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    I dont have any super fanTabulous Imac specific ideas, but when i get a new computer I usually get it up to speed in terms of software, so probably download Azureus, VLC, toast titanium... with a 24incher maybe you want to do some film editing, or try and take over the world; there are a lot of great things you can do

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    Good luck on the new iMac - I am sure that today will be very exciting!

    The first thing? Get it out of the box and onto the internet and then post here from it (...of course!! ).

    The second thing? Take a few photos of the new set up and post them here in The Official Setup Thread!

    Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaChunks View Post
    I am gonna be picking my 24" iMac up at about 3:30 today. What should be the VERY first thing to do.
    Quite literally, (and no offense or snideness meant by this) read the User Manual.
    Then read through this: Switch 101
    and then read through this: Mac 101

    Bookmark those two links after you have turned the computer on and set up your internet access.
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    I don't know about everyone else, but the first thing I did was to uninstall the Microsoft Office demo and download OpenOffice.org, which I replaced with NeoOffice a few weeks later...

    But really, as to what you should do first? Seriously, just boot 'er up! It's quite a fun setup process. Just be prepared if you're sensitive about what you look like -- if your Mac has a camera, it will attempt to take a picture of you. It was unpleasantly startling to see my fat ol' face on my monitor!

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    Clap clap well done what should you do im not sure.

    YAY a new mac'e

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    I always change the name of the terminal application incase malicious code ends up on my computer it can't open terminal itself.
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    Okay, but what about approved code that wants to open the terminal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4 View Post
    I always change the name of the terminal application incase malicious code ends up on my computer it can't open terminal itself.
    What do you change it to?

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    Ohhhh I am getting excited now... 1 more hour

    YAY!!!

    I will get it set up and take some pics and throw them on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaChunks View Post
    Ohhhh I am getting excited now... 1 more hour

    YAY!!!

    I will get it set up and take some pics and throw them on the forum.
    1 more hour till your mac arrives?

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    I am buying one at Future Shop. At 3:30 I should be home actually...

    YAY

    DOUBLE YAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydilly View Post
    What do you change it to?
    godly unix interface

    ... about arpproved code if it really wants to open terminal for some reason, i'm sure it will ask me where it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4 View Post
    godly unix interface

    ... about arpproved code if it really wants to open terminal for some reason, i'm sure it will ask me where it is.
    Sorry it was a bad joke go wrong. (not sure how?)

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