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strokemouth
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May 10, 2004, 03:34 PM
 
Hi everyone!

I just got my new PB this weekend (15" 1.5) and am LOVING it. The difference between this machine and my old 700 MHz iBook is astounding.

Anyways, I got it pretty much set up how I like it. I got all my favorite programs (ShapeShifter, Candybar, LaunchBar, Fink, etc.) installed and am running comfortably.

However, since I now have a computer with significantly more power, are there any other programs I should try that I wouldn't really be able to run on my old iBook? I will probably be looking to do some video editing/DVD authoring, so I was thinking possibly Final Cut Express. I also have some experience with 3D programs on my PC (namely Maya and Bryce). Is there anything really good I can play with on my Mac? I was thinking possibly Blender since I don't want to drop a ton of money to just play with something, but I'm not sure how that runs on OSX.

Also, any good shareware games or something to just show off a little?

Thanks!
     
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May 10, 2004, 03:37 PM
 
Just curious, have you noticed any white spots on your new 15?

I just ordered a 17" because I am worried about white spots on the 15", but i am considering cancelling the order and getting the 15 to save some money..



thanks..
     
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May 10, 2004, 04:13 PM
 
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strokemouth  (op)
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May 10, 2004, 04:49 PM
 
Originally posted by StevenWRX:
Just curious, have you noticed any white spots on your new 15?

I just ordered a 17" because I am worried about white spots on the 15", but i am considering cancelling the order and getting the 15 to save some money..



thanks..
Nope, no white spots or dead pixels. I am amazed with everything on it. It's fast, speakers are WAY better than my iBook's, screen is gorgeous. Couldn't be happier!

And, a little off topic, but do you happen to be a fellow Suby enthusiast?
     
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May 10, 2004, 05:21 PM
 
Not sure if you've tried uControl before, but I feel it's a must have of it's mouse scroll ability. Makes things from web surfing to editing a document or artwork that much more efficient.

http://gnufoo.org/ucontrol/ucontrol.html
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May 10, 2004, 05:22 PM
 
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May 10, 2004, 06:21 PM
 
Originally posted by StevenWRX:
Just curious, have you noticed any white spots on your new 15?

I just ordered a 17" because I am worried about white spots on the 15", but i am considering cancelling the order and getting the 15 to save some money..



thanks..
The 17" is only about $100 more expensive when you consider the RAM upgrade. $100 for much more screen space and resolution is not a bad deal.
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May 11, 2004, 05:26 PM
 
What to install:

Whatever you want to.

Synergy. MPlayer. Watson. Toast.
     
   
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