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I just got myself a MacBook two days ago (who would've ever thought) and I am trying to figure out why Java is so slow and sometimes unresponsive with Firefox but works fine with Safari.

FOr example, I attempt to run Scottrader from scottrade.com and it takes 2-3 minutes to load and it is really slow. If I run it under Safari it runs perfect.

Any ideas?

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Coda is a great application worth mentioning for people in need of webdesign applications.

@Lethal: No idea man. I have no problems with the Java on Firefox here. The loading takes a while but no 3 minutes.

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Only one program needed BootCamp ;) jk

Hehe . . . actually if you want to run Windows exclusively I don't think you need Bootcamp, even. Just install Windows as you normally would.

But I don' think you can then go and dual boot OS X once you've done that. Correct me if I'm wrong . . .

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Hehe . . . actually if you want to run Windows exclusively I don't think you need Bootcamp, even. Just install Windows as you normally would.

But I don' think you can then go and dual boot OS X once you've done that. Correct me if I'm wrong . . .

Hmm... I think you're right. If you delete the partition that holds Mac OS X, the only way to be able to re-install it would be to run Mac OS X from an external drive, run Disk Utility and then recreate a partition...

I was thinking about doing this once but decided not to since you need Mac OS X to install computer firmware updates.

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After few days on my Mac, I found:

Journler- A powerful, cheap, complete note taking, organizer, program.

Wile it's not strong as MSFT OneNote 2007, it's quite good for a replacement.

Good app for a student.

http://journler.com/

Sidenotes- A small multi quick-note taking program.

It hide on the side of the screen and it's useful when having quick notes to write.

It support text and pictures drag-n-drop as well.

http://www.chatelp.org/?page_id=5

Desktopia- A wall paper changer that you set to change walls according the time of the day

http://www.chatelp.org/?page_id=6

Butler- I didn't play with it yet, but it's a VERY strong app

It's hard to explain all the features it have, so just check it out

http://www.manytricks.com/butler/

Plainview- a FullScreen Webkit browser

For the fullscreen lover or people that make presentations of webpages (Designers will fall in love with this)

http://www.barbariangroup.com/software/plainview_app_1_0

MultiClutch- A very useful PrefPane for all MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and L08 MacBook owners

It allow to change the behavior of the multitouch gestures for different functions

Changes can be Global or you can add any Cocoa Apps (Carbon isn't supported) to make app specific commands.

(Unfortunately it don't support the 4 fingers Gestures yet)

http://wcrawford.org/2008/02/28/everytime-...-touch-my-cell/

BTW, Opera have a MacOSX version you know?

Why it's not in the list?

http://www.opera.com/download/?os=mac&list=all

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BBEdit recently released 9.0 and it's quite nice. I write all sorts of documents with it. For some websites that require character spacing of 79 characters or less, it's ideal.

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I prefer Firefox over Safari. It seems alot faster to me :yes:

Really? I find Safari much faster at loading pages, navigating.

Plus Glims and Inquisitor make it much more usable.

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new to the Mac. Got it last night, and must say thanks for the list.

Going from a life long windows user to a mac isn't HUGE as far as I am excited as hell, but scared because I have absolutely no idea what I am doing :)

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new to the Mac. Got it last night, and must say thanks for the list.

Going from a life long windows user to a mac isn't HUGE as far as I am excited as hell, but scared because I have absolutely no idea what I am doing :)

It was daunting for me at first. Just remember that the Apple key takes over pretty much all functions from the CTRL key in Windows. I also recommend you look at several apple blogs for essential information and tips.

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new to the Mac. Got it last night, and must say thanks for the list.

Going from a life long windows user to a mac isn't HUGE as far as I am excited as hell, but scared because I have absolutely no idea what I am doing :)

One less button to worry about ;)

Well unless you got a mouse with two buttons, or their mightymouse with fake two buttons or use a trackpad with two fingers and a click or ctrl-click.

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