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post #81 of 111
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Originally Posted by kaisersoze View Post

I am dumbfounded.

I'm not sure why you are dumbfounded as Apple had clearly stated what the scope of this update is or was. The goal was improvements to the core of the OS with little touched upon with respect to the user interface. This is what they said they would do and it is what we got.
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DO THEY REALLY THINK THAT ANYONE WHO HAS TROUBLE READING THE FONTS USED FOR MENUS OUGHT TO COMPENSATE BY CHANGING THE SCREEN RESOLUTION?? WHY DO THEY WANT TO PROHIBIT ME FROM DISABLING FONT SMOOTHING FOR FONT SIZES LARGER THAN 12?

As to the issue of reading the screen do understand I understand your plight. I'm at that point in life where every eye exam is bad news. However I'm not sure where some of your expectations come from. Mac OS/X is not Windows and grew out of a totally different development path.

In any event I Suspect that Apple really needed to get the technology in Snow Leopard in place before they started to overhaul Cocao and bring resolution independence to Quartz. I hate to say it but it is likely to be another 18 months before resolution independence hits. That is an if too because I don't know what Apple has planned for the next release.

The only solution Apple has right now is Universal Access which I'm assuming you have looked into. Let's just be kind and say it is a limited solution.

Dave
post #82 of 111
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

In any event I Suspect that Apple really needed to get the technology in Snow Leopard in place before they started to overhaul Cocao and bring resolution independence to Quartz. I hate to say it but it is likely to be another 18 months before resolution independence hits. That is an if too because I don't know what Apple has planned for the next release.

Hmm.. your post got me thinking. Now that some major core changes have been set in place but have yet to be used at this point, perhaps well actually see the next OS X update sooner than later. One that focuses mostly on the UI. Could they do RI and completely get rid of Carbon in the next 12 months?
post #83 of 111
Here is a post by John Nack that might be interesting for users of Photoshop CS3.

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2009/08...owleopard.html
post #84 of 111
Well, I upgraded to Snow Leopard today, but didn't think about one piece of software that might not work -- my Logitech Squeezebox Duet, which sends music from my Mac to the stereo via a nice D/A converter. But only Leopard is supported in their 'Squeezecenter' server software, so now I have to wait for Logitech to make an update available. Attempts at launching Squeezecenter have failed.

***EDIT: I take that back....I've found a beta version on Logitech's site that I think is working.....
post #85 of 111
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

This is not true at all. This is what Adobe tells you is the cause of the high price so you direct your anger at the pirates and not at them.

Baloney!

If they have to engineer against stealing it raises the cost as do other activities that deal with theft. Do you think that people these days work for free or that we have reverted to slavery?

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Piracy is a problem in general that *sometimes* raises costs for manufacturers, but it's a minor effect and definitely not the cause of Adobe's high prices. Adobe's prices are high because they ask for what they know they can get (from you).

Adobe does have high prices, but you are a fool not to believe Adobes anti theft efforts aren't factored into the equation. Their expenses in this area may be partially spread over the entire product line up but that should not surprise anybody.
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For example, Apple's "piracy problem" with all their software is orders of magnitude higher than Adobe's and yet their software is orders of magnitude *lower* in price. Apple doesn't make software as a "loss leader" and they do make a profit on it.

What does price have to do with the sin/crime of stealing? Is this an attempt to deflect the discussion away from the core issue.
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Adobe is engaging in a classic monopoly position here and all of their behaviours are "textbook" monopolistic behaviours.

Not in the least. There most be at least a hundred ways to format documents for distribution. They only thing Adobe has going for it is that PDF for one is an accepted standard. Because it has been a well defined standard there are numerous ways to generate PDF files and not even Touch Adobe products.

It is funny that you try to pass Adobe off as a monopoly in a Mac forum as Apple uses PDF extensively.
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Their product is buggy and poorly designed, their "customer" is not the end user but the high end graphics business, both the organisation itself and the software it produces is bloated and over-wrought, and the prices it charges are based on what the market can bear, not on any kind of value/cost proposition.

Isn't that the norm in business, that is charge what the business can bear? The fact is software pricing often has little to do with the cost if production. Let's not get into distribution because we all know what a CD costs. The sad part is that you implied there is no value in software in this paragraph but yet earlier you said more or less the opposite in that Adobe charges what the Market will bear. The implication is that Adobe has valuable software.


One can dance around the issue but piracy is clearly theft. The cost of the software and the size of the company have nothing to do with it.



Dave
post #86 of 111
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Originally Posted by Logisticaldron View Post

Hmm.. your post got me thinking. Now that some major core changes have been set in place but have yet to be used at this point, perhaps well actually see the next OS X update sooner than later. One that focuses mostly on the UI. Could they do RI and completely get rid of Carbon in the next 12 months?

A good question but one I can't answer. However speculation is always fun so I'm going to say it might be possible. To do so they would need to completely drop some of the legacy crap (carbon) and focus just on RI. Even then I think it will be tough especially if they incorporate more acceleration into Quartz.

It is interesting that I've heard more than once that Quartz makes mote use of the iPhones GPU than does Mac OS/X. If true it would appear that moving to RI could coincide with a more accelerated graphics environment. Dropping the old APIs in favor of Cocao could make things a lot easier for Apple.

All that being said I'd much prefer update periods between 18 - 24 months. Frankly it can be annoying to go through major updates every year. I just updated SL at the library today along with the iWork & iLife and it took a couple of hours between this and the other things addressed. In other words the whole afternoon shot to hell.


Dave
post #87 of 111
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

Since when has that ever been legal or moral jusification for theft? Using your logic car hijacking should be legal because he the poor creep can't afford to buy his own. Maybe squaring in your home or apartment should be legal too, after all the scum bag can't afford it because he is to lazy to get a job. After all you just stated that theft based on lack of means is not an issue.

Frankly I'm not sure why Appleinsider doesn't have a policy of banning people that advocate such stupidity. From my point of view it is a grossness society doesn't need.



Dave

He said it didn't drive the cost up for Adobe, not that it was ok to steal. Do you over-react all the time or is this a new approach?
post #88 of 111
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Originally Posted by calguy View Post

I am using Safari now and if I want to read a window with a bigger font, I just go command and + or I can spread my thumb and forefinger wider on the track pad. Yes, the font size jumps and you don't have a smooth transition. But, the point of this is just to be able to read the page text easier. To go smaller go the opposite with command and - ( minus ) to bring you back to the opening size and if you go too far it will get even smaller than normal. It is working now in the Reply to thread box as I type this.

When it comes to menus and all the fonts that my appear in any app, well maybe Apple is working on this. Have you made any direct suggestions to Apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
I use this when I do have an issue that effects me often.

With due respect, the first paragraph you wrote has nothing per se to do with the problem that I described. Please note that I wrote:

"You still have NO CONTROL over the font size used for menus and anything that appears on the screen that is not under the direct control of the application."

The second paragraph you wrote is responsive. But I reiterate: this is a very fundamental problem that Apple should have addressed at least a decade ago. It makes no sense for system fonts appearing on the screen, i.e., menus and system preference screens, etc., to be coupled to the physical screen resolution in the way that they are. This is a horrible, horrible defect, and once again, a defect that Apple is a decade overdue in correcting.
post #89 of 111
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

Snow Leopard has added one feature for blind people, only available on notebooks, which turns the track pad into a speak each item tool, but overall Windows has always been a far superior environment for people who have vision problems. I'm assuming you are using the zoom with scroll wheel already.

mstone, I have tried and tried to get people to understand that it is a non-solution to rely on the zoom feature, which is essentially the same thing as setting the screen resolution to something less than its physical resolution, to make up for not being able to adjust the scaling and size of the system font. Other than change the screen resolution, which is a brain-dead way to go about this, there is no way to change the size of the fonts that appear on the menu, or in the system preferences windows, or anywhere else where the font scaling is under the control of the system and not the application. The physical size of these fonts, measured in ordinary units of length, i.e., cm or inches, is determined by the screen resolution, and it is simply absurd that the size of these fonts is coupled in this rigid manner to the screen resolution.
post #90 of 111
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

I'm not sure why you are dumbfounded as Apple had clearly stated what the scope of this update is or was. The goal was improvements to the core of the OS with little touched upon with respect to the user interface. This is what they said they would do and it is what we got.
Dave

Not to equate AppleInsider with Apple, but there were multiple articles on this web site for one that stated in a rather unambiguous way that "resolution independence" was one of the principal "under the hood" goals of Snow Leopard. By what rationale does make sense to exclude, from "core OS", something as basic and fundamental as the rendering of graphics to the monitor? If you want to define "core of the OS" as the legacy BSD kernel, then sure, rendering of system fonts to the screen would not qualify as "core of the OS". But then, with that definition, there is virtually nothing that would qualify as "core of the OS". More obviously, if you simply take a look at the stuff that Apple is touting as improvements in this version of the OS, virtually none of it is as "core of the OS" as the rendering of system fonts to the screen.

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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

As to the issue of reading the screen do understand I understand your plight. I'm at that point in life where every eye exam is bad news. However I'm not sure where some of your expectations come from. Mac OS/X is not Windows and grew out of a totally different development path.
Dave

I am well aware of the path from which Apple's OS has arrived. I was programming in C on 16-bit versions of Bell Labs UNIX in the late '70s, and I have a reasonably good understanding of the history of UNIX. It is not the least but unreasonable to use Windows as a yardstick for this purpose and ask why, given that MS recognized and addressed this problem at least a decade ago, probably more like two decades, that Apple still has done nothing about it. But the ultimate reason that it is reasonable to expect that Apple should have long since addressed this shortcoming, is simply that it is a very real shortcoming that desperately needs to be addressed and for which there simply is no discernible excuse for them not to address it except that there is just something amiss with their sense of priorities. This should have been given the highest priority back when they first switched over to the BSD platform.

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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

In any event I Suspect that Apple really needed to get the technology in Snow Leopard in place before they started to overhaul Cocao and bring resolution independence to Quartz.
Dave

I doubt very seriously if there is any objective, factual basis for this opinion. There isn't any additional technology per se that needs to be "in place" in order for system fonts to made scalable according to user configuration. The basic ability to scale fonts is clearly in place and clearly has been for a long time. It is just a matter of Apple applying this capability to the system fonts. They just need to be persuaded to do it, and it does not serve the needs of the user community for anyone to make excuses on behalf of Apple.

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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

I hate to say it but it is likely to be another 18 months before resolution independence hits. That is an if too because I don't know what Apple has planned for the next release.

The only solution Apple has right now is Universal Access which I'm assuming you have looked into. Let's just be kind and say it is a limited solution.
Dave

This is probably a good place for me to add something to what I wrote earlier. It is now apparent to me that the problem goes beyond Apple not doing things that they should have done. Rather, they actually have broken the previous capability to disable font smudging, uh, I mean font smoothing, for font sizes 12 and smaller. The system preferences screen looks like you should still be able to do that, and it also gives the impression that you should be able to turn off font smudging entirely. But not only does the check box where you should be able to fully disable font smudging have no effect whatsoever, in addition, the other part now does not work. Prior to this "upgrade", you could set that to 12, and font smudging would be disabled for font sizes 12 and smaller, and this applied to the system fonts. This no longer works. I did run into one place where I saw this have an effect, i.e., where font smudging was applied when it was set to 4 but then the smudging was removed from the font when it was set to 12. I'm not sure where I saw this, but one thing is certain, it does not apply to the fonts that appear in the top of the screen, or the system preferences windows, etc. I am absolutely certain that I previously was able to disable font smudging for the fonts used in the menu bar, which are size 12 or smaller, and ditto for the fonts appearing the system preferences window and so on. But not any more. They have broken it. They have taken a step backwards. The system fonts are still just as tiny as they used to be, but in addition, they are now smudgy.
post #91 of 111
SL managed to break Airport on my Mini, as it simply won't turn on now, after upgrading from Leopard.

I've tried deleted my keychain preferences, Airport in the Network preferences (and restarting), and nothing seems to make it work.

I was poking around Google, but I've found nothing concrete, but similar issues with Airport not turning on, but nothing else related to SL.
post #92 of 111
Hi All,

This article about the improvements in Snow Leopard security makes for interesting reading. As an Apple supporter and fan, I always tell my friends/colleagues that OSX is safer than MS operating systems, but always knew that I could never use the words completely safe.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...pard_security/

Seer what you think.

Soul
post #93 of 111
:mad as Hell at Epson and here's why, "Epson is fully committed to supporting Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and we are working on providing Snow Leopard drivers for as many Epson products as possible. The Epson model you selected does not currently have a Snow Leopard driver available. We invite you to periodically check this page for new Snow Leopard drivers."

Ah Hello the software has been available to software developers for nearly a year. Oh not like I'm running an ancient printer from Epson just its new Artisan 800 model. Oh you want network capability, well they have a blah blah blah statement about they know about the network issue.

So they want us to run Rosetta. 64 bit OS and I have to run an emulator?! I sent some nasty emails to Epson and there sorry Helpless desk support. No excuses for this sorry customer support. Oh but they have Windows 7 beta drivers available now. Did I say Snow Leopard is sweet?!!


Finally you PC lovers out there here an early indication of people tired of Microsoft. The Fed Ex packaging center in Alexandria told me today they have been really busy delivering the Snow Leopard boxes to our area and thank me for my patience. Take a note Epson

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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Coinciding with today's release of Apple's latest operating system upgrade, Snow Leopard, support documents, printer drivers, and a list of incompatible software have been made available to ease the transition.

The new official support documents on Apple's Web site provide info on Finder and the desktop, printing, and known incompatible software.

Incompatible software

By default, Snow Leopard disables some software that is known to be incompatible with the new operating system. Upon installation, the OS will move the problematic applications to a folder named "Incompatible Software" on the user's hard drive. In addition, Snow Leopard prevents users from opening that software.

The following applications are moved to the "Incompatible Software" folder by default upon installation:

Parallels Desktop, ver. 2.5 and earlier
McAfee VirusScan, ver. 8.6
Norton AntiVirus ver. 11.0
Internet Cleanup 5 ver. 5.0.4
Application Enhancer ver. 2.0.1 and earlier
Unsanity
AT&T Laptop Connect Card ver. 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.10.0
launch2net ver, 2.13.0
iWOW plug-in for iTunes ver. 2.0
Missing Sync for Palm Sony CLIE Driver ver. 6.0.4
TonePort UX8 Driver ver. 4.1.0
ioHD Driver ver. 6.0.3
Silicon Image SiI3132 Drivers ver. 1.5.16.0
In addition, the following software is restricted from opening within Snow Leopard:

Parallels Desktop ver. 3.0
VirusBarrier X4 ver. 10.4.4 and earlier
SPSS 17 ver. 17.1
Director MX 2004 ver. 10.2
EyeTV ver. 3.0.0 to 3.1.0
Ratatouille ver. 1.1
Aperture ver. 2.1.1 and earlier
Keynote ver. 2.0.2 and earlier
AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow ver. 4.2.5

New printer drivers

Apple states that printing with Snow Leopard is "easier and better than ever." The following new features have been added to the operating system's printing capabilities:

Apple's Software Update will automatically provide you with third-party printer software and updates.
"Nearby Printers" is a list of available printers that will appear right inside your printer dialog box. Adding a nearby printer is just a selection away.
You can simply connect a USB printer and the print queue will be automatically created.
You can create a PDF document from any application and have an automated workflow process it.
Apple's support downloads page has a list of driver downloads for a number of different printers. Made available this week were drivers for Xerox, Lexmark, Canon, FujiXerox, Epson, HP, Lanier, Gestetner, Gutenprint, Ricoh, Brother, Samsung, NRG, Infotec, and Savin.

More help with Snow Leopard, including downloads, manuals and tutorials, is available at the official Mac OS X 10.6 support page.
post #94 of 111
Snow Leopard doesn't seem to like mirrored RAID sets created in Leopard.

Drives used: WD MyBook Essential 1TB, Fantom 1TB. Might be just a drive issue (but both??) and (more likely) an SL issue.

So back up your data on your Leopard-created RAID sets and then re-create them in SL.

IF SL hangs, freezes, or otherwise requires you to reboot because it does not recognize your Leopard-created RAID set, DO NOT delete the set in SL. It will destroy all partition and directory info on the drives. Your data might still be there but you might need Data Rescue II or a similar utility to recover it.

Install or re-install Leopard, back up your RAID set, and proceed.

Most people really don't use a RAID configuration in OS X, especially when it comes to notebooks and home-use iMacs (I assume), but for the few that do, it looks like (at least in my case) SL did not like RAID sets created in Leopard.

It's either that, or I failed to note that you should back up RAID sets before doing a clean install of a new OS, and then re-create the set in the new OS. I'm a RAID noob anyway, but I assumed OS X would recognize RAID drives created in earlier versions.

Got all my data back, though.
post #95 of 111
They have sucked for OS X.

Some are now non-existent for SL (at least for my P2015.)

Even if they do work (in Leoaprd), quite a few of them do not allow for full high-dpi output, although the option is selectable. You want 1200x1200 (ProRes) dpi, and you select it, yet the output is 600x600. Lame. I don't expect the situation to improve in SL.

I've switched to Brother. Fully supported. All options available. Great reliability.

HP quality has plummeted in recent years, anyway.
post #96 of 111
if you have EyeTV 3.1.0 or earlier...

UPDATE it in software update to 3.1.2 BEFORE upgrading to Snow Leopard. They only provide this upgrade inside the software with the built in updater.... then you'll be fine using it in Snow Leopard.

If you do like me and didn't check, and upgraded to Snow Leopard and now cannot launch the program to even do an update, you have to go download the 3.1.3 Beta version and run that, no way to manually get 3.1.2
post #97 of 111
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Are you using the 64-bit or the 32-bit kernel?

I read another post explaining how to boot into the 64-bit kernel but after doing the above I can't figure out how to verify I am running in 64-bit mode. Does anyone know how we confirm the above boot technique works? And can anyone point me to where I can read all about 64-bit mode vs 32-bit mode booting? thanks

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post #98 of 111
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

Snow Leopard doesn't seem to like mirrored RAID sets created in Leopard.

Drives used: WD MyBook Essential 1TB, Fantom 1TB. Might be just a drive issue (but both??) and (more likely) an SL issue.

So back up your data on your Leopard-created RAID sets and then re-create them in SL.

IF SL hangs, freezes, or otherwise requires you to reboot because it does not recognize your Leopard-created RAID set, DO NOT delete the set in SL. It will destroy all partition and directory info on the drives. Your data might still be there but you might need Data Rescue II or a similar utility to recover it.

Install or re-install Leopard, back up your RAID set, and proceed.

Most people really don't use a RAID configuration in OS X, especially when it comes to notebooks and home-use iMacs (I assume), but for the few that do, it looks like (at least in my case) SL did not like RAID sets created in Leopard.

It's either that, or I failed to note that you should back up RAID sets before doing a clean install of a new OS, and then re-create the set in the new OS. I'm a RAID noob anyway, but I assumed OS X would recognize RAID drives created in earlier versions.

Got all my data back, though.

Should I worry about my internal RAID 5 in my 2008 Mac Pro failing? I just ran the SL install right over my old Leopard install. Seems to be running perfectly as far as I can tell after only a few hours of doing next to nothing besides web browsing.

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post #99 of 111
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Originally Posted by doh123 View Post

if you have EyeTV 3.1.0 or earlier...

UPDATE it in software update to 3.1.2 BEFORE upgrading to Snow Leopard. They only provide this upgrade inside the software with the built in updater.... then you'll be fine using it in Snow Leopard.

If you do like me and didn't check, and upgraded to Snow Leopard and now cannot launch the program to even do an update, you have to go download the 3.1.3 Beta version and run that, no way to manually get 3.1.2

I have EyeTV 3.1.2 installed on my Leopard HD inside my 4 x 1.5TB 2008 Harpertown Mac Pro. I installed SL on a second HD so I could easily boot back to Leopard if need be. I also chose not to copy any applications to the new SL install HD. How should we migrate 3.1.2 over to the SL volume? I see I can launch it from the Leopard volume while in SL on the other one and the TV Guide listings updated fine. But the tuner drivers are not installed over no the SL volume so no signals coming in. Any thoughts? Do you know where the drivers are over in Leopard that I might manually copy to the same place in the SL Library? thanks

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post #100 of 111
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Originally Posted by 1Gremlin View Post

:mad as Hell at Epson and here's why, "Epson is fully committed to supporting Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and we are working on providing Snow Leopard drivers for as many Epson products as possible. The Epson model you selected does not currently have a Snow Leopard driver available. We invite you to periodically check this page for new Snow Leopard drivers."
1 Gremlin

I used to use an Epson printer back when I also used MS operating system. I will not rule out going back to MS operating system, because Apple still does an exceedingly poor job at rendering text graphically, but if I go back to MS operating system, I'll never go back to Epson peripheral. Whenever I needed to find a driver for my printer, I would go to Apple's web site and do the lookup, and I would find a list of at list a half-dozen different files, with no useful information about what were the differences between the different files. It basically was just thrown out there for you to experiment with as you say fit. I never thought that was acceptable. To me way of thinking, they should have provided information explaining when each file was produced, what it amounted to precisely, and the important differences between it and any alternatives. There was no information of that sort, at all. It was very much lip service as far as I was concerned. Of course I called their tech support but that was just a waste of time as it usually is. I subsequently bought an Epson scanner and had similar issues with it. The GUI application was poorly constructed and the documentation was badly written. If Epson gives lip service to the PC support, what chance is there that they will care much about Mac users?
post #101 of 111
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

Snow Leopard doesn't seem to like mirrored RAID sets created in Leopard.

Drives used: WD MyBook Essential 1TB, Fantom 1TB. Might be just a drive issue (but both??) and (more likely) an SL issue.

So back up your data on your Leopard-created RAID sets and then re-create them in SL.

IF SL hangs, freezes, or otherwise requires you to reboot because it does not recognize your Leopard-created RAID set, DO NOT delete the set in SL. It will destroy all partition and directory info on the drives. Your data might still be there but you might need Data Rescue II or a similar utility to recover it.

Install or re-install Leopard, back up your RAID set, and proceed.

Most people really don't use a RAID configuration in OS X, especially when it comes to notebooks and home-use iMacs (I assume), but for the few that do, it looks like (at least in my case) SL did not like RAID sets created in Leopard.

Glad you had a good outcome to this. I use RAID sets on external FW drives to hold my raw image libraries that have grown way too large to store on my blackbook. TimeMachine isn't a lot of help given that my image library is vastly large than any single FW or USB drive can handle. Someday I'll just pony up and get a Mac Pro, but not this year.

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Originally Posted by Multimedia View Post

Should I worry about my internal RAID 5 in my 2008 Mac Pro failing? I just ran the SL install right over my old Leopard install. Seems to be running perfectly as far as I can tell after only a few hours of doing next to nothing besides web browsing.

There's a difference between hardware RAID and "mirrored RAID sets created in Leopard". But I'm guessing you knew that.

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post #102 of 111
Just found out my phone answering software won't work in SL. Just after I completed installing SL on my last Mac of 4. Good news is I can boot off a 250GB Leopard Firewire drive I recently swapped out for a 500GB drive in my 17" MBP and use that as my new answering machine.\

Just found out Apple Leopard version 10.5.7 broke the Apple USB Modem for voice mail and Parliant can't come up with a work around. So now I have to run 10.5.6 on an external FW drive just to keep my Mac based answering machine. Not cool.

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post #103 of 111
Update:

Seems it might only be a problem if you do a clean install, not an upgrade. Was speaking at an acquaintance of mine who is an Apple rep, and he suspects it's only an issue if you do a clean install. He nonetheless finds it a bit troubling.

And I was only speaking about Mirrored RAID sets. Can't really comment on the other kinds. Sorry if I didn't make that clear earlier.
post #104 of 111
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iWOW plug-in for iTunes ver. 2.0 ...

Has anybody had any problems with later versions of the iWOW plug-in for iTunes under SL?

I had installed and have been using a recent version(3.01) of iWOW and was surprised to find that SL had moved it to an Incompatible Software directory when I installed SL yesterday. I tried to reinstall the plug-in back into its proper directory but iTunes will not recognize it.

Does anybody know if Apple is wrong in its statement that only older versions of iWOW are incompatible and really that all versions of iWOW are incompatible and thus we have to wait for SRS Labs to produce a compatible version? Or, is the SL installer acting overzealously and the case is that the later versions of iWOW are okay?

SRS Labs website says nothing about potential incompatibilities with OS X and I would guess that SRS wouldn't have released a version of iWOW so late in the development stage of SL as to be incompatible. I haven't contacted customer support at SRS yet, as I am hoping to acquire some more insight into this problem before I deal with them. If nobody else has a definitive solution to this problem, I'll contact SRS and get back to you on it.
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Originally Posted by jwyatt View Post

As the owner of a design studio I want to upgrade my systems but still a little wary about compatibility with Adobe CS3. I think CS4 was not worth the upgrade at the time and have been happy with 3. Hopefully Adobe will catch up soon (wishful thinking)

Anyone had time to test and had luck with CS3 compatibility ? Particularly Illustrator + Hot door's Cad Tools plug in ?

Really wanting to upgrade to Snow Leopard but don't want our productivity to come to a screeching halt. Thanks for any feedback.

Upgraded last Friday and everything seems to be running smooth from the actual upgrade of the OS. I have had some unexpected crashes in Illustrator and Fireworks. But I can not guarantee it was because of the upgrade. It would sometimes happen to me in Photoshop so who knows. If it keeps it up I will probably re-install CS3 all together. I may even try a clean install of everything some day too.

I agree with you CS4 was not worth the upgrade at the time. And between Adobe and Apple I bet we'll need to upgrade to CS5 soon anyway.
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In working with Garmin support we discovered a problem with Garmin's software for downloading and updating maps on the Garmin Nuvi 800 series. Probably extends to other models as well.
Garmin can not identify that the device (GPS) is connected to the system. But it did somehow disable the maps on the Nuvi 855 so that now it is unusable. If you buy a new GPS you won't be able to bring the maps up to date. May not be able to purchase new maps or updates, but have not determined this for sure. This was stated to be a problem of compatibility with Snow Leopard.
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SL $29 disc is a full version and can erase your HD and install a fresh copy of SL without Leopard. I know because I've done it.
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

Everything works.

Even my Canon Image MF4150, which took me three days to find the driver to get it running on Leopard, printed immediately. And without rosetta.

I am in my 5 hour looking for MF4150 driver. could you point me in the right direction
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Originally Posted by tomaso View Post

I am in my 5 hour looking for MF4150 driver. could you point me in the right direction

Can you help with location of canon driver for MF4150
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Googling "mf4150 driver mac os 10.6" provides a link to the answer as the first search result:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....1488&tstart=-1
(Maybe schools should add googling 101 to their curriculums.)
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