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    Usual delivery time for Apple Macbook in the UK?

    Apple state "up to 10 days" for delivery, but does anyone have experience of what the actual delivery time tends to be, when ordering a Macbook here in the UK? From what I can gather there's no option to pay for faster shipping, so I'm just trying to get a feel for how long it actually takes. Anyone with first hand experience?
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    Including the 3 day build time they quote?
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    Whee, my local Apple store has the model I want in stock. Cancelled the online one and will pick it up later today. Whee!
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    Rys getting a mac eh?!?!

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    Just the basic Macbook (1.83GHz Core Duo, 512MB, 60GB, in white). Will upgrade the memory myself, saving me Apple's roffleworthy pricing for 1 or 2GB in there, which is all I really want to add or upgrade. I can add an external HDD if I need more disk space, and the CPU is plenty quick enough.

    Effectively I wanted a cheap, small notebook for travelling and out of the office meetings for work, and Apple seems to be by far the best value for a small Intel-powered notebook that'll run the software I want.

    Will dual-boot OS X and XP, and I'm very much looking forward to getting my first extended use out of OS X (like you wouldn't believe actually!).

    Any tips or gotchas I need to know about as I get my first taste of a Apple PC? Essential software that must be procured?
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    First time you use OSX - forget how you work in Windows and just start to accept that OSX works differently and you'll get on with it alot quicker Get yourself into the routine of using Spotlight and probably the best freeware you should get straight away is Quicksilver

    When I ordered my MacBook back in July I think it said 2 weeks although it took under that - from what I remember their time estimates are an upper estimate rather than an actual guide.

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    my tips-

    VLC for playing videos and adiumX for your IM. Use safari instead of firefox i find it much quicker and the added rss support is great.

    once you stop thinking "man it isnt like this in windows" you'll soon get around to the "why isnt it like this in windows"

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    Here's a link to a useful thread giving essential OS X apps. Hope it is of some use to you Rys.

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