I'm Finally Officially in teh Mac Crew

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  1. Justin Niggalake

    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    Bought a nice little mac book today from a college student on craigslist. It's in mint condition and I'm already in love with it. She took good care of it.

    I'm so frkn happy because I've been wanting to switch to Mac for YEARS.

    I'm not sure if I should wipe the system and reformat it or leave it the way it is. I mean the hard drive is virtually empty, but it has Microsoft Office on here that I know will be gone once I reformat.

    And also, safari keeps asking me for some login keychain. Anybody know what that is and how I can turn it off?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Welcome! Just keep the OS on. The keychain stores all of your passwords. There are a few things to do to get rid of it. I just did it a few weeks ago, but can't remember any more. A quick Google search will help you out!
     
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    SWEET!
    thx alot.

    also... any MUST have programs/recommendations?

    I'm about to start customizing thanks to the good folks over at the aqua-soft.org :wiggle:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Check out Interfacelift.com for background images.
    Also, check the sticky for applications. What are you looking to do primarily with the laptop?
     
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    welcome!
     
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    i decided that i wanted to reformat the whole computer and start brand new. so i put in the osx disks and restarted the computer while holding down c

    i thought this would install osx all over again and give me a fresh start, but it didn't. how do you a FULL system reformat so i can get a totally fresh start?

    any help is highly appreciated
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Ok, when you click on the disk to install the OS on, you'll see a button that says "Options" click on that, and don't do the upgrade option. Do the Erase and full install option
     

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