I’ve bought a Mac!

by Dave on January 30, 2008

in Apple, Software

Yes, for the first time in my life, I have bought a Mac – to be precise, a MacBook with 2.2Ghz, 120gb hard disk and a paltry 1gb RAM. That will be the first thing to be resolved, I reckon, but I might wait til next pay day for that treat.

My initial thoughts are good, it seems quick and I got it up and running with no problems at all. It’s a lovely size, which makes it ideal for lugging about, which was my intention really when buying it. Installing software seems easy enough, and so far I have added:

  • Firefox – natch
  • NetNewsWire – RSS reader, a Newsgator product so it syncs nicely with FeedDemon on the PC. Doesn’t seem a patch on FD though – and how the hell do I hide feeds from view which don’t have new items? Grr.
  • Marsedit – hoped this would be a useful replacement for Windows Live Writer and BlogJet, and while it has a nice way of managing images – especially from Flickr – it doesn’t even seem to have wysiwyg editing, which strikes me as being rather backward.

So, am impressed with the Mac, less so with the software. Any hints and tips gratefully received!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeremy Gould January 31, 2008 at 12:07 am

Where do you want to start. Will dig out my patronising mac freeware email that I send to all new true believers. Should give you some tips.

2 David Wilcox January 31, 2008 at 8:25 am

Sounds as if you will be getting a bundle of goodies from Jeremy. Flock is now v 1.0.8 and worth a look as a browser.

3 Jeremy Gould January 31, 2008 at 8:29 am

oh and crucial.com/uk for the inevitable memory upgrade. 1gig too slow now..

4 Dave January 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

Thanks for the tips, guys. It’s going to take me a while to get used to things, but there seems to be plenty of help out there.

But good call on memory. Reckon I will go the whole hog and get an upgrade to 4gb next payday!

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