Got my Macbook.

dvon1981

Resident Beer Guy
Honestly, not really. Safari and OSX have security advisories just like any other software, but they're patched quickly and I've never had any sort of problem with a browser hijack or anything even remotely similar.

Personally Safari rubs me the wrong way so typically the first thing I do with any Mac I use is install Firefox, but to each their own.


Some of my personal favorite software:

* Adium - great free multi-network chat client. Much less cutesie than iChat IMO

* Azureus - Java-based bit torrent client - works well on OSX

* MacTheRipper / DVD2oneX - dvd ripping/compressing software

* Roxio Toast - everything you could possibly need disc burning software

* Perian - Quicktime codec package that will play back just about any video file

x2 congrats on the mac purchase, took me about a week to fully switch over and i'm so glad i did
 

Wandler

@nwandler
Most people at least pretend like they've used one before they start bashing. ;)

It's alright though, I understand. You're a Microsoft company-man. A Sony Vaio running Vista Ultimate must make your panties moist. :lol: ;)

Funny part about that is, I'm pro-blu ray... lawlz...
 

Wandler

@nwandler
Most people at least pretend like they've used one before they start bashing. ;)

It's alright though, I understand. You're a Microsoft company-man. A Sony Vaio running Vista Ultimate must make your panties moist. :lol: ;)

Also, I would never own a Vaio. Dell FTW. Just sayin...
 

Wandler

@nwandler
I know. I'm just bustin' your BluBallz.

I know, I know. But damn does Casino Royale look FANTASTIC! I love the new SXRD. And, if you saw the directv post from last night you would know. I love it, absolutely love it...
 

speedbump

cool guy
$150 premium just to get black plastic FTL.

My White iBook showed it age after the abuse I put it through. I am hard on my portables so I figured that black one would not age as quickly. My PowerBook didnt like me either. Dents all over the place.

I also found the Black to be more attractive as all the other iBooks were white and over done.
 

99Camaro99

The Doctor
I know, I know. But damn does Casino Royale look FANTASTIC! I love the new SXRD. And, if you saw the directv post from last night you would know. I love it, absolutely love it...

Transformers must look great too on Blu-Ray :eek:...oh wait nevermind :lol:

:p
 

nikko

Admin Emeritus
My White iBook showed it age after the abuse I put it through. I am hard on my portables so I figured that black one would not age as quickly. My PowerBook didnt like me either. Dents all over the place.

I also found the Black to be more attractive as all the other iBooks were white and over done.

I'm not saying the black isn't more appealing. I'm saying there's absolutely no reason for it to cost that much more than an identical white one, and I won't support a BS move like that from a company that's supposedly so consumer-centric. Black plastic does not cost $150 more than white plastic.
 

StealthCobra

Fuel Slut
I'm not saying the black isn't more appealing. I'm saying there's absolutely no reason for it to cost that much more than an identical white one, and I won't support a BS move like that from a company that's supposedly so consumer-centric. Black plastic does not cost $150 more than white plastic.

I agree. Thats the reason I didn't buy the black one. I liked the look of it though.

The black one shows wear just as bad. The paint starts peeling off and it shows grease marks worse than anything. The cool thing about the white ones is when they get dirty, you just bring them in to Apple and they will replace the whole keyboard/top case.
 

Requiem

more bitter by the day
I want a mac so badly. I've been using them at school for the past couple semesters and I fell in love.
 

dvon1981

Resident Beer Guy
so as far as burning cd's and dvd's, am i going to have to download something?[/QUOTE

iTunes comes installed and takes care of all your burning. When you insert a dvd you can just drag the files you want on the dvd into it and there's a burn icon you just click. super easy
 

Zuplar

Zup
ok so i have another question. i downloaded firefox, and it showed up on the desktop. so then i installed it. from there it showed up on the dock and i could use it. when i restarted the computer though i couldn't find it anywhere. if i install it then lock the icon on the dock then i can, but then it brings an icon on the desktop up that looks like a little drive.

also i downloaded open office, but all it installed was the writer part. it never gave me the choice to install all. any help?
 

nikko

Admin Emeritus
ok so i have another question. i downloaded firefox, and it showed up on the desktop. so then i installed it. from there it showed up on the dock and i could use it. when i restarted the computer though i couldn't find it anywhere. if i install it then lock the icon on the dock then i can, but then it brings an icon on the desktop up that looks like a little drive.

also i downloaded open office, but all it installed was the writer part. it never gave me the choice to install all. any help?

The icon you're clicking is the installer. After you open it, it will mount the install image as the little white drive icon you're seeing.

To actually "install" it you need to drag the icon from the install window into the applications folder. What you're doing right now is running the application from inside the installer image.
 

Zuplar

Zup
The icon you're clicking is the installer. After you open it, it will mount the install image as the little white drive icon you're seeing.

To actually "install" it you need to drag the icon from the install window into the applications folder. What you're doing right now is running the application from inside the installer image.

ah ok. that took care of firefox. i did that with open office, but i only installed writer. :confused:
 
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