I have spent the last couple of hours working on setting up my new baby the way I like and have come across a few things that may be of use for anyone else in a similar situation to me.
First off, my new Macbook came with Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), not Leopard (10.5). Slightly annoying as I was hoping to not have to worry about that. Luckily though, it came with an upgrade disk, so I got to upgrade to OS X Leopard for no extra charge. This took about an hour and a half to do, why so long I have no idea but it did everything itself so that was a definite plus.
Now that finished and it’s running great. To anyone who has bought a Mac with Tiger installed but with Leopard upgrade disk’s, do not install anything until after upgrading to Leopard. I’m not sure why this is, but for some reason the upgrade does not perform well whilst there is other software present. So make sure you upgrade first.
I also found, locating MSN for Mac was quite a pain, it is not available on the regular MSN website. Unsurprisingly, it is subtly located on Microsoft’s website in an area called “Mactopia”. So for anyone else looking for MSN for a Mac, it’s located here.
I had also been hoping to find a Winamp port for OS X as I’m really not a fan of iTunes, alas this is not to be. However, I discovered CrossOver Mac which looks promising. I shall have to give this a go at some stage and see how it turns out. I was planning on running an emulated version of Windows anyway for a few things though so this will probably be doubling up on some things.
My only real whim though, is that the screen doesn’t go back very far. This is generally okay, but because of the variety of different places my laptop has to be usable, I quite often end up with the screen tilted back a fair way. I’m sure I’ll get used to this soon enough though.
Random link: Reaction Tester
Tranquilize sheep to test your reaction times!