khull:All this talk of MBP is making me want one again. Someone mentioned "the one with overheating issues" implying its been updated, so I might revisit this.
That has been fixed since and only applies to the MacBook Air
KiwiNZ: Chrome, Safari is horrible. Don't be tempted to install Firefox it eats memory.
MorrisTheCat:KiwiNZ: Chrome, Safari is horrible. Don't be tempted to install Firefox it eats memory.
Well, it's been a few months. My 'new' Mac has been brilliant. The only quandary is that as a long term user of Firefox i miss the Apps that gave me control over those pesky as utter hell ADVERTISEMENTS! I don't have the weaponry for Chrome and Safari to obliterate a cluster of changing animation flash firing off in multiple boxes all around some document i might be trying to read on the Interweb.... The retina display just shows them so much more clearly i might add!
So based on the fact i know my way around FF and what Apps do it for me when i use my other PC machines (and life when i had my olde retired MacBook), i looks like i will simply have to 'pollute' my new Mac with the "Memory Eater".... (i have 16GBs of RAM to fill so surely that's a help)?
i'll hold off for 24hrs and see what others of you advise this Luddite....
nickb800: My advice more generally (sounds like things are already set up for the OP): Office for Mac 2011 is necessary for most people, but just don't expect it to match the Windows Office 2010. Tbh the mac version is a pretty poor effort on Microsoft's behalf - i find that it crashes far more often (particularly copy/cut/paste or drag/drop of formatted text) and is missing some features e.g. Analysis toolpak
jarledb: You should be able to use AdBlock on Safari, it works brilliantly on my Macbook Air 2013 (not the one they just announced, of course).