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  1. #1

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    Default Mac Noob with a few questions..

    I just bought a new iMac and so far i love it but i have a few questions...

    1. Is there a good ad-blocker around? I used to use ad-block plus on firefox when i had my PC but when i install it on my mac it doesn't block hardly anything and the one that comes with safari doesn't do anything.

    2. Also, with Bootcamp, if i install vista, is it reversible? Can i easily get rid of the windows partition without without losing any files from my OS X partition? Because I only need it for a couple months

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    1. No idea
    2. Download Vmware Fusion / Parallels.

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    Welcome alphabet! (You don't have a name?)

    First of all, you aren't a noob, but a switcher with questions, and you have no reason to call you're self a noob.

    1. I find that AdSanity works works very well, although it isn't freeware, and there is a variety of Firefox extensions that you can use.

    2. It is extremely easy to uninstall Windows from your Mac. Because they are seperate partitions, you can just use the Boot Camp Assistant to easily delete your Windows partition.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,
    Larry

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    Use Firefox on your Mac, virtually all the plugins and extensions you are used to with Firefox-for-Windows will work on the Mac version (including the popular AdBlock). Or use Opera, which has element blocking built-in as standard.

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    Chances are when you installed adblock the filter list was empty. You either need to define filters telling it which URLs to block, or import an existing filterset.

    Filterset.G is a possibly the most well know filterset.

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    Safari AdBlock is the best AdBlocker for Safari, and uses the AdBlock Plus (firefox) lists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvjs View Post
    Safari AdBlock is the best AdBlocker for Safari, and uses the AdBlock Plus (firefox) lists.
    Thats what I'm using. Works great.

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    Thanks everyone for the replies, especially mvjs, Safari AdBlock works great

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