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Words of wisdom

I'm not liking what I'm hearing about the the problems with the MacBook's stock hard drives, I guess the hard drive makers are seeing their demise with Apple introducing SSD options now, so they are dropping quality to make as much money before closing shop. This isn't a good thing for our data and system reliability.

Words of Wisdom? You have to be kidding.

Cut the conspiracy theory. That is the most asinine thing I have heard.
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Oh yes, the newer iLife certainly won't be included in SL upgrade disks.

Another good reason to wait for Snow Leopard INSTALL disks if buying a new Mac.


Of course if money is no object, then by all means get it.

As I'm retired, money is always an object. Thanks for your help
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Before you update to SL
just have a quick look at this site to check comparability with your existing software.

http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

Thank you.

Hopefully more people will check it out and bookmark it before Friday.

That and Apple's Snow Leopard sites, i.e., every tab on the page is well worth getting familiar with. http://www.apple.com/macosx/
post #44 of 216
Good news. It will make for fairer Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X reviews than last time when Vista was compared to Tiger instead of Leopard.

I'm sure a few Windows fansites will still compare W7 to Leopard instead of Snow Leopard though, just to try and skew things in their favour (i.e., W7 doesn't appear to be a fustercluck like Vista).

As for everyone else, wait for 10.6.2 for the early adopter bugs to be ironed out. Which will arrive just around time for the next Mac upgrades (Mac Mini or MacBook Pro, haven't decided which one to get yet).
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Hot diggity... I was going to wait it out until 10.6.1, but strange urge to upgrade on Day 1.... Hmmm....

Yeah, I usually wait until the .1 release; but I may not be able to hold off this time.
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Oh yes, the newer iLife certainly won't be included in SL upgrade disks.

Another good reason to wait for Snow Leopard INSTALL disks if buying a new Mac.


Of course if money is no object, then by all means get it.

Is there any chance of the actual install disks being included before September 8? I was hoping to get the best of both worlds by getting Snow Leopard with the iPod back to school promotion. Say I order a system from the Apple online store sometime next week. Will it come with 10.6 installed or 10.5 installed with a 10.6 upgrade disk?
post #47 of 216
I'm the boss of the company. I'm calling in sick only when there's a major event. Friday 28 2009 will be calendered as a priority absence.
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Anyone know how quickly I might expect my Mac Up-to-Date discs to arrive? I placed my order shortly after getting my new mini last month. From past experience, anyone know if Apple ships those right away, or waits until the release day rush has subsided? Thanks.
post #49 of 216
Hi folks Is anyone here been testing SL, and if so, do you use Freehand, and if so, does it still work?

We use Freehand here - like most people breath so we'd really like to keep using it, if it works. If not
I guess we MAY have to switch to Illustrator, or keep a few computers here, with and older OS.

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Will I get disks in the box or a separate package? Or do I have to wait to get them from Apple? How does this usually work? Thanks.
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Great news! Now I only hope this will install to a blank hard drive. I'm treating my MacBook on a bigger harddrive to accompany the Snow Leopard update... Having to Install Leopard just to be able to install SL would be quite cumbersome.

Now for the great dillemma... 320GB 7200RPM vs 500GB 5400RPM...

500GB. It has a higher platter density, which means that even though it's "only" 5400RPM, it isn't necessarily slower. (We're talking about the Samsung drives here? I got the 320GB for my brother, and I just got the 500GB...)
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Hi folks Is anyone here been testing SL, and if so, do you use Freehand, and if so, does it still work?

We use Freehand here - like most people breath so we'd really like to keep using it, if it works. If not
I guess we MAY have to switch to Illustrator, or keep a few computers here, with and older OS.

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I didn't think it worked on Leopard to start with. Certainly not support (for at least 4 years?)

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Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post

This is very good advice....hard to follow though with all the excitement to do a quick upgrade! I think I will at least wait a week to see the forums as far as problems.

I wasn't going to upgrade because I plan to replace my computer early next year but as soon as the word came down that Apple was releasing the new OS on Friday, I got this overwhelming urge to upgrade my current Mac, even if it will only be for a few months.

The price is right and if I can spend around that much money for a movie that I might watch once or twice, I guess a few months with a new OS is worth that outlay.
post #54 of 216
Will it run PPC apps?

Many of us still use Intuit's Quicken (no Universal version available yet) and Photoshop CS2 (have you checked the price of CS4?)
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I have three Macs in the house. all with their own copies of OSX. Can I upgrade to the family pack for $49 or do I need to have a previous family pack to upgrade at that price? Also, will the family pack stop my laptop from saying "iChat already has you logged in under the same username?

Thanks!
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post #56 of 216
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Good news. It will make for fairer Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X reviews than last time when Vista was compared to Tiger instead of Leopard.

I'm sure a few Windows fansites will still compare W7 to Leopard instead of Snow Leopard though, just to try and skew things in their favour (i.e., W7 doesn't appear to be a fustercluck like Vista).

As for everyone else, wait for 10.6.2 for the early adopter bugs to be ironed out. Which will arrive just around time for the next Mac upgrades (Mac Mini or MacBook Pro, haven't decided which one to get yet).

I'm in the same boat but my concern is all the talk of the Mini being discontinued. Hopefully there is at least one more hardware update planned for the Mini because if there is, that's the machine I'm going to buy. If not, then the MacBook Pro it is.
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Excellent. Now to try to find time to do the upgrade this weekend. Two kids at home under 20 months, one is sick and my 5 year anniversary is Friday. Don't think it will go over very well to ask the wife to watch the kids and delay going out for dinner so I can do the install.


And IT just gave me a new Mac Mini at work on Friday. Guess I can see about getting them to upgrade it on Friday, but will probably end up doing it myself next week. The G5 someone dropped in my office last week can't be upgraded.

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I have three Macs in the house. all with their own copies of OSX. Can I upgrade to the family pack for $49 or do I need to have a previous family pack to upgrade at that price? Also, will the family pack stop my laptop from saying "iChat already has you logged in under the same username?

Thanks!

I think you are fine with the licensing. I don't think it stipulates that the machines had to be using a family pack previously. The only qualification I see on their site is:
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The Family Pack Software License Agreement allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple software on up to a maximum of five (5) Apple-labeled computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that household

But the iChat message will still be there. I think that is the AIM protocol that only allows you to be logged in at a single location at a time. maybe there is a setting in iChat to disable the disconnect message, but you will still be disconnected.

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post #59 of 216
I wonder if the iTouchpad will be 64 bit as well.
post #60 of 216
Well, no point to doing any Leopard software updates now if I'll be installing SL on Friday.

Just confirmed availability at the Apple Store at Sherway Gardens for the 28th, for all of you Canucks in the Mississauga/Toronto area.

They couldn't confirm whether there'll be any t-shirts or other goodies.
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Does anyone know if Snow Leopard is compatible with BBEdit 9? What about Navicat?

Thanks!!
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I'm in the same boat but my concern is all the talk of the Mini being discontinued. Hopefully there is at least one more hardware update planned for the Mini because if there is, that's the machine I'm going to buy. If not, then the MacBook Pro it is.

The update to the mini they just did earlier this summer was probably about the biggest update you'll see for awhile (new graphics, miniDisplayPort, FW800, "n" wifi). If/when the next update comes it will likely be very minor. So unless you think there's going to be some new hardware spec it's going to gain, or a price drop, both of which are unlikely, you might as well get the current model and start enjoying it. Probably not worth the wait.
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Will it run PPC apps?

Many of us still use Intuit's Quicken (no Universal version available yet) and Photoshop CS2 (have you checked the price of CS4?)

Yes, but the Rosetta install (which allows Intel Macs to run PPC code) is now optional. I don't know how this is implemented in the Snow Leopard upgrade procedure, but if it's not obvious, a lot of users will be tripped up. This could become the number one complaint.
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Originally Posted by webpoet73 View Post

One of the worst kept secrets.... even the box was leaked...

I'd almost prefer not to see the leaks, but it is so hard these days unless you turn off the internet. I will be getting mine on Friday. I had zero issues with Leopard from Day one... I might be the exception to the rule, but can't wait of SL to be unleashed!

I've been thinking about this whole leak thing too. It occurred to me that it's kinda like the game we used to play with our parents as kids. We'd beg them to tell us what they got us for Christmas: "Is it this? Is it that? Give me a hint." We'd even look under their bed and in closets. It was fun trying to find out, and sometimes we did. But it was even more fun NOT to find out and be totally surprised. Apple is mom and dad. We can't help ourselves and the rumor sites become our grown-up begging. It's fun to seek, but even more fun to be surprised. I'm glad Apple is so secretive and glad when we fail to discover what's under the bed.
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Does anyone know if it's better to install Quicktime X with SL or keep the Quicktime Pro that I currently have with Leopard 10.5? I have lots of 3rd party plug-ins with my current Quicktime Pro, will QTX be as feature rich as an older QT Pro? What's the best advice? I heard that there's an option not to install the new QTX when installing SL, is that true? Can both QTX and older QT Pro be installed on the same machine? Thanks
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one question..

i ordered SL trough Spain web-store as now i am in Spain. the question is does the installation will have English ?
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Can both QTX and older QT Pro be installed on the same machine? Thanks

Yes it can.
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one question..

i ordered SL trough Spain web-store as now i am in Spain. the question is does the installation will have English ?

All languages are included.
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Thanks for that....did I read that SL will have an automatic compatibility check as part of the install?

I remember upgrading to Leopard from Tiger and my "Transparent Dock" app crashed it to a blue screen.

I was thinking of just taking all my 'secondary' apps like aquisition, handbrake, PDF Pen, PDF Shrink, Fetch, SnapNDrag, EasyBatch Photo, SMARTReporter, etc., and temporarily taking them out of the Applications folder and upgrading to SL and then put them back in the Application Folder.

Any Thoughts!

I've been keeping my secondary apps in other folder I call "AddedApps" instead of in "Applications". They seem to work fine that way. And, like you, I put them back in after I do an upgrade.
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Does anyone know if it's better to install Quicktime X with SL or keep the Quicktime Pro that I currently have with Leopard 10.5? I have lots of 3rd party plug-ins with my current Quicktime Pro, will QTX be as feature rich as an older QT Pro? What's the best advice? I heard that there's an option not to install the new QTX when installing SL, is that true? Can both QTX and older QT Pro be installed on the same machine? Thanks

More importantly (to me), will QuickTimeX fix the issue of QuickTime (and therefore FrontRow) not being able to play the 5.1 surround audio from iTunes Store purchases? FrontRow plays 5.1 off DVDs and video_TS files just fine, and the iTunes application will play the 5.1 audio, but with iTunes store purchases in FrontRow you are stuck with with ProLogic matrix surround instead of the real thing.
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Does anyone know if Snow Leopard is compatible with BBEdit 9? What about Navicat?

Thanks!!

Unless you contact the developer, I don't think that anybody knows yet.

Can't imagine why not or that it really needs to be.

I use BBEdit and will check later this week.

If you find out one way or another, post it here:http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/
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Does anyone know if it's better to install Quicktime X with SL or keep the Quicktime Pro that I currently have with Leopard 10.5? I have lots of 3rd party plug-ins with my current Quicktime Pro, will QTX be as feature rich as an older QT Pro? What's the best advice? I heard that there's an option not to install the new QTX when installing SL, is that true? Can both QTX and older QT Pro be installed on the same machine? Thanks

I would install both, FWIW. I did not notice an option to NOT install QTX, just an option to include QT7. BTW, QuickTime Player 7 gets installed in /Applications/Utilities/ if you opt for it.
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Great news! Now I only hope this will install to a blank hard drive. I'm treating my MacBook on a bigger harddrive to accompany the Snow Leopard update... Having to Install Leopard just to be able to install SL would be quite cumbersome.

Now for the great dillemma... 320GB 7200RPM vs 500GB 5400RPM...

That's not a dilemma. Go with the 7200RPM if you care about speed. I have the WD 2.5" version in my MBP 17 and it is whisper quiet and FAST.
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I've been thinking about this whole leak thing too. It occurred to me that it's kinda like the game we used to play with our parents as kids. We'd beg them to tell us what they got us for Christmas: "Is it this? Is it that? Give me a hint." We'd even look under their bed and in closets. It was fun trying to find out, and sometimes we did. But it was even more fun NOT to find out and be totally surprised. Apple is mom and dad. We can't help ourselves and the rumor sites become our grown-up begging. It's fun to seek, but even more fun to be surprised. I'm glad Apple is so secretive and glad when we fail to discover what's under the bed.

Great analogy. Now if you could just tell us why spouses cheat, I think we could solve the secrets of the universe.
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post #75 of 216
X-Mas some months earlier!
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Yes, but the Rosetta install (which allows Intel Macs to run PPC code) is now optional. I don't know how this is implemented in the Snow Leopard upgrade procedure, but if it's not obvious, a lot of users will be tripped up. This could become the number one complaint.

You can choose to install Rosetta during the customize option install.

If you don't, and you try and run Quicken, you get a message asking if you would like to install Rosetta to run Quicken. It installs and runs without a reboot even.

So - no worries.

I must say - Quicken is the ONLY application that I need this for, and it really irks me that they are such a laggard of a company. Unfortunately they are the only ones that do what I need them to in terms of banking, or I would switch in a second.
post #77 of 216
I just talked with one of the Apple Store online reps and he told me that regardless of what your ship date is showing for Up To Date, you will get your copy of SL on August 28th. This is only for the US. But it makes me happy!
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post #78 of 216
After months of upgrading beta over beta, I am glad that I will have the option to format and install my HD for Snow Leopard. Machine is pretty messy these days.
post #79 of 216
I am thinking about buying the Mac Box Set to update my macbook pro from Tiger as my birthday present to myself. It there any benefit to doing a clean install and then reinstalling all my apps/files or does the mac install work well enough that I will not be hurting anything installing the update straight from Tiger.
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I love the picture of that cat on a white background. Classy.

I hope that Apple includes it as a desktop picture, because I can't stand the psychedelic purple of Leopard desktop. And I'm sure that I am not the only one to dislike the dark, agressive, psychedelic purple of Leopard desktop.


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