Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Mac › Just got my first mac!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just got my first mac!

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
So for school we got Macs, and I upgraded to a Macbook Pro 13". It's the 2011 model and I know basically nothing about OSX. I just saw that we aren't allowed to update the OS or anything without it being like approved from the school and stuff which kind of sucks, but $190 for a macbook pro and case can't be beat! My question is are there any programs you guys suggest downloading? It came with boot camp so I already have win7 on it also. Also which internet browser is the best on osx? Thanks guys!
 
Macbook Pro
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3210m Apple Logic Board Intel HD 4000 8gb G. Skill 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
256gb Samsung 840 Pro OSX 10.9 Mavericks 13.3" 1280x800  
  hide details  
Reply
 
Macbook Pro
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3210m Apple Logic Board Intel HD 4000 8gb G. Skill 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
256gb Samsung 840 Pro OSX 10.9 Mavericks 13.3" 1280x800  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 23
I use chrome on my OSX. The only other thing I installed was Ccleaner.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 3003B475* @ 4449.1MHz 1.45V (6C-12T) ASUS Rampage III Extreme - 1208 BIOS CrossFire Asus EAH6970 945MHz/1450MHz 1180 mV* 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 2009MHz / 7-8-7-20 T1 C7* 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
RAID 0* OCZ Vertex 3 120GBX2 (OS)+ 4X 2TB WD Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 30" NEC MultiSync PA301W Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX Red 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 1200W 80 Plus Gold 100% Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D Razor Mamba 4G Steelseries SX 
Audio
Bowers & Wilkins PM1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Apple Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Corsair Memory 8GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD10JPVT) 1TB SuperDrive OSX Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 3003B475* @ 4449.1MHz 1.45V (6C-12T) ASUS Rampage III Extreme - 1208 BIOS CrossFire Asus EAH6970 945MHz/1450MHz 1180 mV* 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 2009MHz / 7-8-7-20 T1 C7* 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
RAID 0* OCZ Vertex 3 120GBX2 (OS)+ 4X 2TB WD Green Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 30" NEC MultiSync PA301W Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX Red 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 1200W 80 Plus Gold 100% Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D Razor Mamba 4G Steelseries SX 
Audio
Bowers & Wilkins PM1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Apple Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Corsair Memory 8GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD10JPVT) 1TB SuperDrive OSX Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 23
I also use Chrome.
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 23
These are the programs I have to have when using a Mac:
Firefox 6
AdBlock Plus
Mosaic Fox (it's a browser skin that looks like NCSA Mosaic).

Conglaturaton!!! (bad NES game joke) on the new Mac!
Shnayvetchen
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 Kingston HyperX Blu (2x2 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 TB in RAID 0 of Derp Sony Optiarc 20x DVD+-RW Cooler Master Hyper N520 Linux Mint 15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ulitmate 22" View Sonic LED Logitec illuminated keyboard Xigmatek NRP-PC601 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 Handmade Oak desk Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Motorola PowerPC 7455 ATi Radeon 9800 Mac Edition IBM Deskstar Mac OS 10.4.11 
OS
Debian Linux 
  hide details  
Reply
Shnayvetchen
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 Kingston HyperX Blu (2x2 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 TB in RAID 0 of Derp Sony Optiarc 20x DVD+-RW Cooler Master Hyper N520 Linux Mint 15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ulitmate 22" View Sonic LED Logitec illuminated keyboard Xigmatek NRP-PC601 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 Handmade Oak desk Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Motorola PowerPC 7455 ATi Radeon 9800 Mac Edition IBM Deskstar Mac OS 10.4.11 
OS
Debian Linux 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 23
chrome, steam, gtalk, xbench, office, photoshop, and steermouse.
P50
(15 items)
 
   
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-6700HQ NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB Gskill 32gb 4x8gb DDR4 2300mhz Samsung 850 PRO - 1TB SSD m2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
Seagate 2TB w/ 128MB Cache (ST2000LM007) Pioneer External USB-C Blu-Ray Burner Fedora 25 Win 10 LTSB 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED Lenovo 170w Power adapter 
MouseOther
MX-580 or Razor bluetooth something or other Docking station 40A50230US 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k BIOSTAR TH67+ 32gb 4x8 Corsair Vengence 1600 1x 256gb m2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
6x Seagate 2.5" 3tb > ~8.5tb raid 10 OpenSuse Seasonic G 550w Silverstone SG11B 
Other
Raid card 
  hide details  
Reply
P50
(15 items)
 
   
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-6700HQ NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB Gskill 32gb 4x8gb DDR4 2300mhz Samsung 850 PRO - 1TB SSD m2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
Seagate 2TB w/ 128MB Cache (ST2000LM007) Pioneer External USB-C Blu-Ray Burner Fedora 25 Win 10 LTSB 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED Lenovo 170w Power adapter 
MouseOther
MX-580 or Razor bluetooth something or other Docking station 40A50230US 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k BIOSTAR TH67+ 32gb 4x8 Corsair Vengence 1600 1x 256gb m2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
6x Seagate 2.5" 3tb > ~8.5tb raid 10 OpenSuse Seasonic G 550w Silverstone SG11B 
Other
Raid card 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 23
I would cut my wrists if I got accepted to a school only to figure out I had to buy a Mac >_<
Edited by AddictedGamer93 - 8/27/11 at 10:16pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
Audio
[Creative Sound Blaster Z] 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
Audio
[Creative Sound Blaster Z] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 23
Quicksilver is the best app you can get for OSX, trust me, once you master it, you'll never go back to Windows.

(There is nothing for Windows that comes close to Quicksilver)
post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by AddictedGamer93 View Post
I would cut my wrists if I got accepted to a school only to figure out I had to buy a Mac >_<
Hahaha this for sure, I've heard that a couple times on these forums recently.

@op Why exactly did you have to buy a mac? That's a huge investment for a college student. A Mac costs more then my tuition lol.
2500k
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
  hide details  
Reply
2500k
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 23
Sounds like a smart school. I like Safari on my MBP, but firefox cant be beat. Other programs are Steam, Photoshop suit, Word suit, and Ableton Live. Pretty much keep it basic and sweet. GL HF
 
Broken
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
- 5820K - MSI X99S  - GTX780 Classified - Kingston 16GB 2800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
- 850 Samsung Pro 1TB - H100i GTX - Windows 7 Ultimate - AMH A399U 40" 4K 
PowerCase
- Cooler Master V850 - NXZT 340S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-4670K @ 4.2GHZ -Gigabyte Z87 -GTX780 Classified -G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
-64GB SSD + 3.5TB HDD -X-Star 27" Surround -G19 -Antec 650w 
CaseMouse
-Corsair 350D -G9X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-I7 2600k @ 4.5GHz -Maximus IV Extreme -GTX780 Classified -RipjawX 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
-1TB Caviar Black/64GB SSD -Asus -Windows 7 Ultimate -X-Star 27" Surround  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
-G19 -Antec 650 -Thermaltake  -G9x 
Mouse Pad
-Weapon of Choice 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Broken
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
- 5820K - MSI X99S  - GTX780 Classified - Kingston 16GB 2800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
- 850 Samsung Pro 1TB - H100i GTX - Windows 7 Ultimate - AMH A399U 40" 4K 
PowerCase
- Cooler Master V850 - NXZT 340S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-4670K @ 4.2GHZ -Gigabyte Z87 -GTX780 Classified -G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
-64GB SSD + 3.5TB HDD -X-Star 27" Surround -G19 -Antec 650w 
CaseMouse
-Corsair 350D -G9X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
-I7 2600k @ 4.5GHz -Maximus IV Extreme -GTX780 Classified -RipjawX 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
-1TB Caviar Black/64GB SSD -Asus -Windows 7 Ultimate -X-Star 27" Surround  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
-G19 -Antec 650 -Thermaltake  -G9x 
Mouse Pad
-Weapon of Choice 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 23
Quicksilver is one of my favorite apps for osx and is a must have.

Paintbrush if you miss having paint lol

Handbrake is a good tool.

iAntivirus just in case.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grief View Post
@op Why exactly did you have to buy a mac? That's a huge investment for a college student. A Mac costs more then my tuition lol.
Read op, he paid $190 for it.
Edited by lvpd742 - 8/27/11 at 10:27pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 evga gtx560 ti sc g.skill ripjaws x 8gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
kingston 64gb ssd, 2x seagate 500gb w7 + osx + arch linux corsair tx650 v2 corsair 600t se 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 evga gtx560 ti sc g.skill ripjaws x 8gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
kingston 64gb ssd, 2x seagate 500gb w7 + osx + arch linux corsair tx650 v2 corsair 600t se 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mac
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Mac › Just got my first mac!