just got a MBP

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Budha, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Budha

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    What are some things that I don't need to free up some space on the HD disk? I only got the 120 gig version so I want to get some extra space in there if possible. Also, is there a good video or something that will show me how to get around in OSX easier? I'm not too familiar w/ OSX yet. Thanks.
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    read:
    http://lifehacker.com/software/mac/hack-attack-a-guide-for-switching-to-a-mac-224674.php
    and
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
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    the stickies at the top of the forum

    then ask on how to remove extra stuff. language packs/printer drives are basically all you'll want to remove at first, it should free up about 2-3 gigs, so just hang on to those till you get comfortable with OSX before messing around with it. (if you remove the language packs the wrong way, you'll end up having to reinstall ths OS...which is why i recommend waiting till you get comfortable)
     
  3. Budha

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    Also, it like forced me to put my real name and info when I started the laptop up.... will people be able to see this information like when I dload stuff and add in "aquired" programs?
     
  4. DouggieJ

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    No, that's only sent to Apple for registering your computer.
     
  5. Raider007

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    that just registers your computer with apple... and starts your address book info... nothing more
     
  6. Raider007

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    also, check out versiontracker.com for some programs...
    a lot of program mac users enjoy are either free or open source
     
  7. Budha

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    hey raider, thanks for the help man I really appreciate it...
     

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