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    Default just ordered my first mac! how do i get ready?

    just ordered Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL...please let me know what i should do to prepare for my first macbook (knowledge wise), any links to shortcuts, guides, etc etc? gonna be using serato!

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    1) Build an igloo with one small entrance

    2) Sit in the igloo and then block the entrance using the remaining snow

    3) Now, and only now that you are in total darkness can you be truly ready

    Stay in the igloo until you hear the delivery man ring the doorbell then smash your way out of the igloo.

    When you open the door throw confetti in his/her face and scream at the top of your lungs

    "STEVE JOBS IS ALIVE INSIDE THIS PACKAGE"

    Then, very slowly... i mean like over a 7 hour period tantric style, open the package and remove the macbook

    Open it up, press the power icon and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Once it has loaded, at the bottom of the screen will be a selection of "applications". There's one that looks like a compass... a wonderous program called Safari (which is better than any african jungle safari rubbish) then copy this link into the address bar and hit return.

    http://bit.ly/yb4hir

    Good luck, you may need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxOne View Post
    1) Build an igloo with one small entrance

    2) Sit in the igloo and then block the entrance using the remaining snow

    3) Now, and only now that you are in total darkness can you be truly ready

    Stay in the igloo until you hear the delivery man ring the doorbell then smash your way out of the igloo.

    When you open the door throw confetti in his/her face and scream at the top of your lungs

    "STEVE JOBS IS ALIVE INSIDE THIS PACKAGE"

    Then, very slowly... i mean like over a 7 hour period tantric style, open the package and remove the macbook

    Open it up, press the power icon and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Once it has loaded, at the bottom of the screen will be a selection of "applications". There's one that looks like a compass... a wonderous program called Safari (which is better than any african jungle safari rubbish) then copy this link into the address bar and hit return.

    http://bit.ly/yb4hir

    Good luck, you may need it

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    I know ive posted this before and i know it angers some people but , hey ho.

    Heres My Definitive Guide to Using / Tweaking a Mac.

    1. Turn It On.

    End of Guide.

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    You completely forgot the smell !! ... once you open the package you will be greeted with an overpowering pleasant artificial electronic smell that ONLY mac's have when they are brand new.

    You will probably sniff all other packaging from everything else you receive from that point on, trying to get that same "fix" .. the only way to get it again though is to buy another apple product, i'm sure thats how they do it

    In relation to getting ready ... errr,

    1. Start your New Mac follow the onscreen setup to register the product etc ..
    2. Install any updates (Apple on the top left / software update) - restart if needed.
    3. Use the aforementioned compass icon to open a web browser, go to the serato website and download it
    4. Install serato
    5. Plug in Serato device and open the program.
    6. Play.

    The lack of needing to actually do anything at all really confuses so so so many people.

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    as soon as you opened safari, click on this link: http://bit.ly/wjvLQz

    Setup:

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    Have another pair of pants with you when you're about to open it, you may soil them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    You completely forgot the smell !! ... .
    I have to say that i do love that new Mac smell... always a shame after you bring it back from a gig and that smell has gone... bit like its virginity.

    hahaha Mac fanboys... love it.

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    you´ll love the trackpad gestures!!!
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    also, dont forget before opening the box, invite all your friends around so you can watch there faces turn green with envy when you unleash the beast

    ... but on a serious note, one of the first thing you might want to look into doing if you a pc guy, is figuring out how to right click on the track pad
    (and as stated, you will love the trackpad once you get used to it)

    and congrats on your first MBP
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