Hello, First off I have a Mac OSX and also another laptop that runs Ubuntu. Which OS should I use to have a smoother root. Second question, are there any applications I should remove before rooting. For example, I have this task killer and battery saver app that really messes with settings on the phone. Should I remove these just as a safety precaution? P.s Can someone tell me how to correctly tag. This is very confusing for me.