11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2009 3:25 PM by jeslviray
Ioana Pop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,
I just bought my first macbook and I am still very new with it:)) I have a couple of questions:
First... does the macbook have a program like word?? I don't have Microsoft word so does it have something else that I can use? and if yes where I can find it?
Second... by battery goes very, very fast...a couple of hours and is empty... is that normal?
Also...I can't download MSN and Winamp on my laptop... how do I do that or it doesn't work?
Thank you very much for you help.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Fireball Dragon Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Hi,

    I have an imac, but i think same rules apply.

    There is iwork, but you have to buy that separately. It has pages (word) keynote (powerpoint) and numbers (excel).

    It is Apples own version and is very good and easy to use!

    Or you can use textedit which is already on your machine. Just type in textedit in the spotlight on the upper right corner.

    Hope this helps, good luck
  • Ioana Pop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you very much... but I still can't find the textedit.... hmmm what do I do?
  • art_brana Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    first of all, congrats!

    you can access your spotlight by typing Command+space bar and it will appear on your top right corner then you can just type textedit and hit enter
    or you can go to finder (smily face icon on dock) then to applications then it should be there

    you can download msn messenger dont know about winamp but come on... itunes is the shiznit! use itunes instaead of winamp itunes is really easy to use
  • y_p_w Level 4 Level 4 (3,550 points)
    Ioana Pop wrote:
    Hello,
    I just bought my first macbook and I am still very new with it:)) I have a couple of questions:
    First... does the macbook have a program like word?? I don't have Microsoft word so does it have something else that I can use? and if yes where I can find it?


    Microsoft Office:mac 2008 - I bought my copy at Best Buy. Apple retail stores should also have it stock.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/default.mspx

    It retails for $150 for the Home/Student version, which includes Word.
  • Ioana Pop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    First of all...I LOVE MY NEW MACBOOK :)))
    Second I use itunes...I just want winamp because i like to listen a radio from my country that I only find it there And how about MSN...I tried to download but nothing, how do i do it?
    Thank you all for your help.
  • Fireball Dragon Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
  • JE13 Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
    You can download OpenOffice for free if you don't want to pay for Word for Mac. It works well on the Mac and does much of what Word does--though not all. And it can save files anyway you like so that others with programs like Microsoft Word can read them. Look here:

    http://openoffice-software.com/new/home/?affebnid=124&gid=&ovid=&yid=&msid=&hop= howgood

    You say your battery is only lasting a couple of hours? That's not right. Let's try a few things first and see if we can improve the battery power--you should get at least three hours if not more, unless you are doing heavy duty things like playing games.

    First, run your computer without power till it goes to sleep. Then plug it in and let it charge all the way up. That helps to optimize your battery. Second, click on the apple there in the left-hand corner and pick "System Preferences." Go to "Energy Saver" and then to "Battery." Check off those boxes there and make sure that both computer and display are being put to sleep when you're away from the computer for any length of time. This will save power. Typically, by the by, if you're going to be away from your computer for a while, you need only shut the lid. This puts it to sleep, and saves battery power. Open the lid and the computer comes right back on, no need to shut down.

    If your battery power is still short, a couple of hours when you're not doing much, then take it to an Apple Store. It may have a faulty battery that needs replacing. The folks at the genius bar can do this for you quickly, no charge as you're still under warranty.
  • Ioana Pop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you very much about your help...I am going to try the battery to see how much it holds:))
    Also a question.... what is freeware or shareware? I saw beside some software that I can download on the license tipe ... what is that? ... demo I understand... but not freeware or shareware.
    Thank you again.
  • JE13 Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
    Freeware/Shareware is either no cost or little cost. When you decide to download, they'll let you know if you have to pay and you can decide if you want the program enough to pay the cost or not. If it's freeware, however, it shouldn't cost you a thing. You just download it. Take care that you download the right version, however, as a lot of these programs have a pared down version for free and an extra-wonderful-pro version that costs. Usually the free version is more than adequate for most users.
  • Ioana Pop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you very much:))
  • jeslviray Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    openoffice works really well with mac and i never had a problems with it ---and its free!!! go to google and try amsn for mac and choose softpedia website (its a trusted site so no worries)... you can actually use your webcam features communicating to a pc. hope this help