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Mac Thread, First Mac (Home) :D in Technical; Originally Posted by mac_shinobi I have a 2008 Mac Pro so not exactly a new mac tbh, so does that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I have a 2008 Mac Pro so not exactly a new mac tbh, so does that mean the recovery partition is a waste of space?
    If I had to re-install Lion I would use the bootable flash drive I created as I don't fancy wasting hours waiting for Lion to be downloaded from Apple's servers. However, I reckon it's worth keeping as a backup just in case the flash drive gets lost. You also need to keep this partition if you want to use encrypt your HDD using FileVault 2.

    By the way, if you purchased Lion through the Mac App Store, whenever Apple releases an OS update such as 10.7.1 they also update the Lion installer too, so it has the update integrated into it. Much better than with Snow Leopard etc. where you would have to buy another DVD if you wanted the updated discs (as you know ).
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    Perian tool kit, it enables Quick Time to play most video files.

    Plex if you would like to turn you iMac into a Media PC that will play most video formats.

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    That's cool.

    Anyone got any suggestions for (preferably free) photoshop style Program?

    Assuming the norm paint.net etc isnt mac-able (but will double check)

    Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Anyone got any suggestions for (preferably free) photoshop style Program?
    Pixelmator (£20.99) and Acorn (£34.99) are very good (much better than GIMP). I have both, but neither are free. There's also Photoshop Elements 9 (£54.99), but the reviews aren't particular good.

    By the way, the price for Pixelmator will double when v2.0 is released soon. Anyone who buys it now through the Mac App Store will get a free upgrade.

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    Mmm pixelator looks cool.

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