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#1 Lexy

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:57 PM

Hello,

I just purchased a Macbook Pro the other day. This is my first time using a Mac, so I'm curious....
1) How do I clean it?
For example: Within my PC, I can just click disk cleanup and my files would be cleaned....
is that possible for a Macbook Pro?


In addition,

The laptop said it has 2GB; however, of course with the programs that was manufactured into the laptop, it reduces the memory to 168.69 GB...is that good or bad?
2.) Should I consider installing additional memory?

Lastly,

3.)Should I install any security protection within the Macbook Pro?

I'm a college student, so I want to make sure my new laptop is clean & secure for the semester! :thumbsup: My professors often tell us to keep our computers clean, so that our exams can process.

I greatly appreciate your help,

Much Gratitude,
Lexi


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:16 PM

Hello.. Have you seen ONYX

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/syst...ities/onyx.html


I think if you post you Mac's model # you can get more info on the RAM.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:16 AM

http://thexlab.com/faqs/faqs.html

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:31 PM

As far as cleaning the Mac, I use Macjanitor. (free) or leave your Mac on so it runs scripts, usually between the hours of 3:00 Am and 5:00 AM.
For Antivirus, I use ClamXav. (free)
Remember always download from a trustworthy website.




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