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post #121 of 268
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Front Row's been broken since iTunes 8. Good riddance.

Know one uses it as it won't play torrents, no flash ( google real reason no flash in iPhone) and it's apples way to get you to buy apple tv but with new tvs with wireless
And ethernet, and Netflix with soon to be hd content, no more DVDs in the mail, imthink Apple tv is over soon.
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post #122 of 268
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Originally Posted by elroth View Post

It's fine to tell people not to upgrade, but what happens when they need a new computer?

Why not use a vm to run snow leopard for your ppc apps? I'm sure the majority already are running a vm for windows? I don't understand why everyone is freaking out?

Edit: ok, was looking it up and forgot that Mac os is not really virtualizable...so understand the pain.

And I saw someone else already mention that Java is still a go...it just doesn't come preinstalled so you download the latest version.

From everything I've seen Lion is looking pretty awesome. although I'm running an original core duo iMac...which means I have to upgrade my Mac...thinking of buying the wife a new MacBook pro and then assuming hers. I guess we'll see what happens with subsequent builds.
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post #123 of 268
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Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

What do you think? Seriously, do you think they're going to hobble QuickTime for 10.7?

This is kind of funny because the whole reason we still *need* Quicktime 7, and the reason most techie types purposely install it, is Apple did "hobble Quicktime" when they released Snow Leopard.

Quicktime 7 is intel, so we're not losing anything we have today. A better alternative however would be if Apple actually fixed the crapped up junky mess that is Quicktime and "un-hobbled" it for Lion. It's not like they haven't had enough time to work on it and it's not like it isn't one of the systems central components.
post #124 of 268
Java is not an issue if it can be installed if required.

Front Row was ok, but nothing special. There were many alternatives with more functionality so not a problem if it goes.

Rosetta though could be a show stopper for me to upgrade to Lion at the moment as many of the drivers for printers, scanners and other hardware is currently PPC. I also have a number of PPC software packages which I cannot afford to upgrade at the moment, so will have to put it on hold.

I suspect though, that Rosetta will be part of the final package, as a custom install offering. My gut feeling is that it is being optimised for better performance and security and not yet ready to be used.

There is also likely to be a way of installing the Snow Leopard Rosetta onto Lion. So I aint going to panic yet!

Phil
post #125 of 268
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Originally Posted by dcoriale View Post

I have made the transition to the Intel universe while still maintaining several PowerPC laptops. The absence of Rosetta in Lion is a big problem so my personal view is, No Rosetta, No Lion for me!

If you're that cheap to still be using PowerPC laptops and running PowerPC apps (most likely a seven year old copy of Office I'm guessing), then why even pretend you were thinking of upgrading at all?

I have a mint condition, completely tricked out PowerPC laptop that runs as fast as any of them have ever run and all it's good for is sitting on a shelf in case of power outages. It's impossible to use because it's so slow you'd pull your hair out just trying to write a short paper or cruise the web. The few times I've put Leopard on it, it slows down to half that speed so I run Tiger instead just to keep it reasonable.

I also have a 1st generation MacBook Air that I put together out of spare parts, and it runs rings around the power PC laptop, and you have to be pretty damn slow to be bested by a 1st generation Air.

You can get better performance out of a low end netbook than a PowerPC Mac at this point.
post #126 of 268
BOOH!

No Front Row? I use it daily. My aging '07 iMac is the perfect entertainment center. I can lay in bed with the remote and use it pretty much like a TV/DVD-player.

I'm beginning to like Lion less and less.
post #127 of 268
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Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post

... That's great for you - my wife is a journalist and often scans magazines she has done editorials or writing for. We could get a new scanner, but that's hardly the point....

Not trying to be mean here, but you can get a brand new scanner for less than half the cost of a date with your wife. If you buy a printer with it, (a multipurpose device), the scanner "portion" would be maybe 50 bucks.

Scanners and printers are "throwaway" devices nowadays, like toasters, microwaves, and almost any other consumer device under a few hundred dollars. It's sad, it's morally bankrupt, and it probably should be illegal, but that's the way it is.
post #128 of 268
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Originally Posted by ewvII View Post

As an Appleworks 6 user still, I'm not thrilled with Apple's decision. I've got 12 years+ of databases created/maintained w/Appleworks. I was very grateful for Rosetta for keeping me going with all the upgrades to OS X. I never found a database software I liked to switch to, so I stuck with Appleworks. I wish Apple would create a database software for iWorks.

Appleworks has been discontinued for four years. It only existed in the first place, because Apple was nice enough to make a version so people could import and upgrade all their old OS-9 junk and their Claris stuff. It was never meant to be updated at all and it was clear that it wasn't when an update was never released and they moved to iWork instead.

The official upgrade path for Appleworks is iWork. The purpose of Appleworks 6 was to act as a bridge from the old days, to the new software. Most other companies wouldn't even bother to do that.

Learn iWork. It should open all your Appleworks documents, (except you've waited so long now it might not).

edit: sorry I didn't notice your emphasis on databases. Try Bento.
post #129 of 268
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Originally Posted by Avidfcp View Post

Know one uses it...[completely nonsensical reasons]

No, I don't use it because it doesn't understand tags on media. All of my video content is stored alphabetically under Movies. TV shows aren't separated at all. All of my albums are split apart in and thrown together incorrectly. Front Row is worthless.

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no flash ( google real reason no flash in iPhone)

*snort*

If you're still too blind to know why Flash isn't on iOS devices, there's nothing we can say that will make you admit you're wrong.

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And ethernet, and Netflix with soon to be hd content, no more DVDs in the mail, imthink Apple tv is over soon.



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post #130 of 268
I'm going to miss Front Row. I never used it much for playing my media, but I did enjoy watching the movie previews.
post #131 of 268
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Originally Posted by zeph View Post

BOOH!

No Front Row? I use it daily. My aging '07 iMac is the perfect entertainment center. I can lay in bed with the remote and use it pretty much like a TV/DVD-player.

I'm beginning to like Lion less and less.

Eventually Boxee won me over.
I won't be missing FrontRow.

C.
post #132 of 268
Those dialog box buttons look Windows-y.
post #133 of 268
Does removing Front Row mean eliminating support for the remote control? I find it extremely useful (especially when my lazy b*tt isn't about to get up to pause the movie as I head for drinks). At least they could allow you to activate the apple tv interface in the OS.

An Apple dude came to my org to talk on the subject of having Java support on the Mac OS X platform for development. I specifically asked on how Java seems to be getting second class citizen treatment, and he assured me the company was completely committed to it. I don't get it if they're essentially outsourcing it out to someone else.
post #134 of 268
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Originally Posted by djames4242 View Post

I'm glad they're still making it easy for Java to run. There are several Java applications I use constantly on my Mac at work, including Oracle SQL Developer and several proprietary, internal applications.

Indeed, we've moved to Macs at work for development and we rely on Java - Oracle SQL Developer, Eclipse, our internal apps. However it is good if the Apple Java runtime is replaced by OpenJDK so that it remains more up to date.

Also anyone that has played Minecraft will also have a dependency on Java!
post #135 of 268
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Originally Posted by elroth View Post

It's fine to tell people not to upgrade, but what happens when they need a new computer?

You could always get a used Mac. Nobody forces you to get a brand new Mac. Also, Apple may have some refurbished Macs.

OR

You could always get a good used Mac that supports 10.6 to use your PPC apps until you find some alternatives.

Apple can't support old technology forever. Yes, sometimes this sucks but its what keeps Apple moving forward. I think this is what sets them above what Microsoft does in some ways. Microsoft always tries to support old technologies in with their new technologies and it sometimes doesn't work. Apple doesn't do this. They just move on.

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post #136 of 268
Fornt Row is to easy to make it work , just download the latest version and put system file on library Core Services , Private Frameworks , Launch Agents , you will find all file at archive.pax decompress and do it works fine.

The rest I am trying to do something


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The latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion excludes support for Rosetta (used to run PowerPC code on Intel Macs), Front Row, and Oracle's Java runtime, although Apple includes a mechanism to automatically download an updated Java runtime for Lion.

No Front Row

Front Row, the TV-oriented media center playback system for Mac OS X, was first added to Macs in 2005, providing a simple living room-like display for albums in iPhoto, iTunes music and movies, and DVD playback.

The functionality was isolated by the original Apple TV appliance in 2007, which then modified its interface later the following year, creating a schism between Apple TV and the Mac's Front Row app.

Apple stopped bundling an IR remote with its iMacs and other models, signaling a lack of interest in Front Row, while also redesigning Apple TV to act as a streaming iOS-based device. The company also released AirPlay for wirelessly streaming iTunes content

It's therefore not entirely surprising that the Lion release lacks Front Row among its bundled apps.

No Java runtime

Also missing from Lion is a preinstalled Java runtime capable of executing "100% pure" Java apps. There are few examples of Java desktop apps in the wild, so most users won't notice. Not bundling the runtime will erase a large number of security vulnerabilities from the reported list of issues related to Mac OS X going forward however, as Java exists as a parallel platform to Apple's native Cocoa.

When users attempt to run a Java app, Lion offers to look online for a version it can install, and will download and install a slightly newer version than is currently available for Snow Leopard today (1.6.0_24-b07-329, rather than 1.6.0_22-b04-307).

Apple announced earlier that it would be working with Oracle to divest itself of maintenance of the Java platform on Macs, setting up a new OpenJDK Project for Java on Mac OS X going forward, starting with the release of Java SE 7.

Apple noted that the Java runtime may be removed from future versions of its operating system, and it appears that will be the case with Lion, albeit with a rather painless install option for users who need it.





No Rosetta

While Apple dropped support for running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on PowerPC Macs, 10.7 Lion will remove support for running PowerPC code on the new machines via Rosetta, a translation bridge that enabled Intel Macs to continue to run old software.

Rosetta was not installed by default in Snow Leopard, but could be installed by users who needed to run old programs that had not yet been updated to run natively on Intel Macs. In Lion, Rosetta support is gone entirely, spelling the end of the line for PowerPC as an architecture.

Apple has already restricted Mac App Store titles to Intel code, leaving PowerPC support abandoned along with Motorola 68000 code.
post #137 of 268
Why is anyone using Front Row with Boxee, Plex, XBMC all available on the mac?
post #138 of 268
http://code.google.com/p/openjdk-osx...downloads/list

Where Java JDK 1.7 is avaible

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The latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion excludes support for Rosetta (used to run PowerPC code on Intel Macs), Front Row, and Oracle's Java runtime, although Apple includes a mechanism to automatically download an updated Java runtime for Lion.

No Front Row

Front Row, the TV-oriented media center playback system for Mac OS X, was first added to Macs in 2005, providing a simple living room-like display for albums in iPhoto, iTunes music and movies, and DVD playback.

The functionality was isolated by the original Apple TV appliance in 2007, which then modified its interface later the following year, creating a schism between Apple TV and the Mac's Front Row app.

Apple stopped bundling an IR remote with its iMacs and other models, signaling a lack of interest in Front Row, while also redesigning Apple TV to act as a streaming iOS-based device. The company also released AirPlay for wirelessly streaming iTunes content

It's therefore not entirely surprising that the Lion release lacks Front Row among its bundled apps.

No Java runtime

Also missing from Lion is a preinstalled Java runtime capable of executing "100% pure" Java apps. There are few examples of Java desktop apps in the wild, so most users won't notice. Not bundling the runtime will erase a large number of security vulnerabilities from the reported list of issues related to Mac OS X going forward however, as Java exists as a parallel platform to Apple's native Cocoa.

When users attempt to run a Java app, Lion offers to look online for a version it can install, and will download and install a slightly newer version than is currently available for Snow Leopard today (1.6.0_24-b07-329, rather than 1.6.0_22-b04-307).

Apple announced earlier that it would be working with Oracle to divest itself of maintenance of the Java platform on Macs, setting up a new OpenJDK Project for Java on Mac OS X going forward, starting with the release of Java SE 7.

Apple noted that the Java runtime may be removed from future versions of its operating system, and it appears that will be the case with Lion, albeit with a rather painless install option for users who need it.





No Rosetta

While Apple dropped support for running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on PowerPC Macs, 10.7 Lion will remove support for running PowerPC code on the new machines via Rosetta, a translation bridge that enabled Intel Macs to continue to run old software.

Rosetta was not installed by default in Snow Leopard, but could be installed by users who needed to run old programs that had not yet been updated to run natively on Intel Macs. In Lion, Rosetta support is gone entirely, spelling the end of the line for PowerPC as an architecture.

Apple has already restricted Mac App Store titles to Intel code, leaving PowerPC support abandoned along with Motorola 68000 code.
post #139 of 268
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Originally Posted by addicted44 View Post

Why is anyone using Front Row with Boxee, Plex, XBMC all available on the mac?

They don't play well with iTunes' file hierarchy.

Front Row doesn't either, but it used to, while none of the others ever have.

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post #140 of 268
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Originally Posted by womble2k2 View Post

Java is not an issue if it can be installed if required.

Front Row was ok, but nothing special. There were many alternatives with more functionality so not a problem if it goes.

Rosetta though could be a show stopper for me to upgrade to Lion at the moment as many of the drivers for printers, scanners and other hardware is currently PPC. I also have a number of PPC software packages which I cannot afford to upgrade at the moment, so will have to put it on hold.

I suspect though, that Rosetta will be part of the final package, as a custom install offering. My gut feeling is that it is being optimised for better performance and security and not yet ready to be used.

There is also likely to be a way of installing the Snow Leopard Rosetta onto Lion. So I aint going to panic yet!

Phil

They kept 7 because they weren't ready to jettison the old. That's it.
post #141 of 268
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Originally Posted by womble2k2 View Post

I suspect though, that Rosetta will be part of the final package, as a custom install offering. My gut feeling is that it is being optimised for better performance and security and not yet ready to be used.

There is also likely to be a way of installing the Snow Leopard Rosetta onto Lion. So I aint going to panic yet!

PowerPC applications now have the circle with a cross badge over its icon just like what you see if you have any classic apps laying around on an Intel Mac. Furthermore if you try to launch them, this is message the Finder pops up:

You can't open the application because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

This message seems to be pretty direct and to the point. Someone did try to copy the files and frameworks that were installed for Rosetta from Snow Leopard onto Lion to see if it would work but the same error message pops up which means Apple has stripped out other support mechanisms for PowerPC architecture/code within the OS. The writing is clearly on the wall for Rosetta.
post #142 of 268
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Originally Posted by astrosmash View Post

Is it just me, or do those new GUI controls (buttons, sliders, etc.) look cartoony and cheap?

Probably just you.

The shiny, pill-like buttons in previous versions were a garish relic from the early days of OS X.

The new designs are more minimal and more stylish.
post #143 of 268
I always wondered why Apple didn't just update Front Row with the AppleTV interface... I guess it was always more than a hobby.
post #144 of 268
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

If you're that cheap to still be using PowerPC laptops and running PowerPC apps (most likely a seven year old copy of Office I'm guessing), then why even pretend you were thinking of upgrading at all?

I have a mint condition, completely tricked out PowerPC laptop that runs as fast as any of them have ever run and all it's good for is sitting on a shelf in case of power outages. It's impossible to use because it's so slow you'd pull your hair out just trying to write a short paper or cruise the web. The few times I've put Leopard on it, it slows down to half that speed so I run Tiger instead just to keep it reasonable.

I also have a 1st generation MacBook Air that I put together out of spare parts, and it runs rings around the power PC laptop, and you have to be pretty damn slow to be bested by a 1st generation Air.

You can get better performance out of a low end netbook than a PowerPC Mac at this point.

Aren't you the smart one! Humility isn't one of your strong points, is it? I currently have two high end Intel Mac Pro's that I use but my two 12" Powerbooks (1.5ghz, 1.25M, OS 10.5.8) are still very serviceable and meet all my needs when I use them on the road. While I have very few PPC apps (by the way, my MS Office is new - 2008), I can see no reason to toss anything that still is working. Apple has begun to work on the same planned short term obsolescence model that Microsoft is famous for and that is what I am reacting to. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
post #145 of 268
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Originally Posted by KiltedGreen View Post

That's my take anyway. As I said in another thread: "If it works, it's obsolete"

I hear you there... I suppose I'm weird enough to hope that progress won't make a new computer obsolete before the Applecare expires...

But at least, I'm relieved for now that JRE can easily be downloaded. We depend heavily upon LibreOffice, and are not willing to go the route of Google Docs (or especially Apple iWork/Pages) for all our word processing.

Who knows, in the heat of the competition to come, Apple could make it difficult to get to Google Docs? Naw, just kidding.

[Edit: maybe I'm wrong and no need for JRE with LibreOffice (and GIMP??)? Heck: I'm ignernt.
post #146 of 268
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

Uh oh, I seem to remember Quicktime 7 requesting that Rosetta be installed before running. If so and they haven't fixed Quicktime X, I'll have to hold back from upgrading. You simply can't do quick edits in FCP/iMovie and QTX has so few features and is missing scaling, audio pasting, cutting, frame numbering etc.

I wish they wouldn't force a whole system on you before you find out if an app you rely on is any good. I guess there's not much choice with it being a system-level component though.


Good news everyone!

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- QuickTime Player finally re-incorporates some features from QuickTime Pro. New features cited include Copy/Paste, Insert Clip, Crop Video, Rotate Video, Resize, Trim, More Export options.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/27/...res-much-more/
post #147 of 268
I hear you on the 12" PB. I kept it for basic stuff like letting my son write his papers or playing Platypus and even some old Math games that only worked on those old Macs.

But he ventured to my 27" iMac and felt the speed and power and found new apps. And every time I sat down to use that 12" PB, it felt slower and slower. Surfing was painful. Everything was just painfully slow.

I really enjoyed it over the years and probably those memories more than anything made it hard to let go. But the handwriting has been on the wall for some time. We all know it. In my case, AppleWorks was marked for death and I was putting off updating my files until the absolute end.

I don't begrudge Apple for dropping this or that. Sometimes it's a pain in the butt. But we are enjoying the fruits of innovation in the computer industry. We've had ample time to move our data forward or let is die. As businesses, we've had ample time to search out more modern solutions or keep the Macs we have to the bitter end and hope something comes available with the new models.

There's no point in stammering about moving to Windows if you can't have Front Row forever or you're angry for not being able to learn a new App to run databases.

We should learn to adapt and relish learning new things anyway. The minor lost productivity as you learn new things will be made up by the massive speed boosts and new features of the OS. There's the silver lining!
post #148 of 268
Boo hiss!
I like Front Row. No need to delete useful applications.

I wish they'd add screen casting to Air Play though.
post #149 of 268
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

Uh oh, I seem to remember Quicktime 7 requesting that Rosetta be installed before running. If so and they haven't fixed Quicktime X, I'll have to hold back from upgrading. You simply can't do quick edits in FCP/iMovie and QTX has so few features and is missing scaling, audio pasting, cutting, frame numbering etc.

Not only that, Quicktime 7 seems 100% reliant converting items to iphone, etc., where I find X seems to hang a LOT with 5 seconds left ... and not just on my computer I've found.
post #150 of 268
If you need to use a scanner I wholeheartedly recommend VueScan. I never use the manufacturers crapware, VueScan does it all.
post #151 of 268
I can live without Front Row (I hardly ever use it), but I also have legacy apps from my first PowerBook that were never converted to Intel by the publisher, and it's going to suck losing support in Lion. Hope it's worth it. For the most part, I wouldn't miss Rosetta.

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post #152 of 268
I've had Java turned off in Safari for some time, and thought I'd 86 it on the desktop.

Two words: Mail Attachments.

I'm going to assume here the new mail won't rely on Java to show mail attachments?
post #153 of 268
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Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post

True, but sometimes it seems Apple does it purely out of spite. Was Rosetta in the previous builds of Lion? Was it working? Are there new changes to the Lion OS that makes it somehow inherently incompatible?

Apple make Rosetta so seamless that it's likely there are many people who don't know they are even using it. Java can be installed on your own. FrontRow nobody really used. I think ditching Rosetta is going to be a headache for Apple and their customers.

I doubt They do anything out of spite, so I hope that was just kidding on your part. They have very good reasons for what they do, even if we don't all agree with it every time.

We really have to push PPC away at this time. People just have to upgrade sometime. And remember that people who don't buy new products for a long while, are not considered customers by companies. Apple has to look at it's present and future customer base, not the guys who last bought a computer in the early 2000's. Six years is enough already. Say goodby.
post #154 of 268
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Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post

Sure, that's when the last PPC hardware was sold. But when was the last PPC software was sold? When did Apple finally update all it's software to not use any PPC code? When was Office, and Quicken moved to Intel. There was a LOT of PPC software, including Apple's own, that was sold after the last PPC Mac was sold.

We are not talking about supporting the hardware. Who cares if Aperture 3 can run on a PPC Mac. We are talking about supporting the software that was sold not all that long ago. The one great thing about Macs, and I've been using them since 1987, is that even as the hardware faded into the past, the software kept working. I had software from 1989 that still ran fine and was fully functional running under Classic on OX up until Classic was abandoned only a couple of years ago. It worked for nearly 2 decades!

If Rosetta doesn't have some inherent incompatibility with Lion, it shouldn't be abandoned yet.

But on the positive for Apple, if they stick with this decision, it means I'll likely be purchasing a new laptop sooner than planned so I can ensure to have a machine that will run Snow Leopard.

They do support the software. Software support is called upgrades. When you buy an upgrade, you are taking advantage of the software support. Rosetta was a curtesy, to give people time to get a new machine, without requiring them to do so right away.

Six years should be enough time for anyone to have taken the plunge.
post #155 of 268
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Originally Posted by elroth View Post

It's fine to tell people not to upgrade, but what happens when they need a new computer?

Jeesh! This is simple. I've already responded to it.

Get another HDD, either external or internal, and put SL on that, and use it as a startup drive with all your old apps.

This isn't the end of the world guys! There are easy workarounds if you really can't let go of your babies.
post #156 of 268
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Originally Posted by palegolas View Post

I thought 32-bit and 64-bit each have their own advantages.

There is no real advantage to 32 bit, other than the somewhat smaller program files. If you've got programs that won't work under 64 bits, then get on the phone with the developer and yell at him.
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Originally Posted by IQatEdo View Post

Of course, both the CS5 and Office 2008 core applications are 64 bit Intel (mostly?).

Bryce has no equivalent that I know of, with its range of capabilities and has a rich heritage. Something nice about the application actually, is the community that includes Mac and Windows users (up to Leopard and Win 7) talking on the one forum. (...and the creativity on display!)

I used to use Bryce. But it fell behind years ago. Now, it's not very good. There are much better programs available, but they will cost you. Such is progress.
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For me the big issue is loss of Canvas. While I think I can find a Canvas replacement, I have 20 years of Canvas files that cannot be read with other software. A lot of work went into those files and, as with draw programs, many components can be reused.

A few solutions:
1. someone writes a rosetta replacement.
2. dual boot
3. (dread) buy the windows version of Canvas and run under windows (but I'm doubtful it will open all old files).

Best Solution: A canvas replacement that can read old canvas files.

What's the matter with you guys? Don't you know your own software? Are you sure you actually have Canvas? I already said that Canvas is still available. Is it too much to ask you to look this up before complaining about something that isn't a problem?

Here!

http://store.acdsee.com/store/acd/en...=1298847081162
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Good news everyone!

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/27/...res-much-more/



The video was removed though so I can't see what it looks like. I can see the overlay UI getting annoying and they better have in/out marking. The overlay is an issue when you have a clip with artifacts that appear at the top of the frame. You sometimes don't see them until you play them in another player.

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Originally Posted by trevc

Not only that, Quicktime 7 seems 100% reliant converting items to iphone, etc., where I find X seems to hang a LOT with 5 seconds left ... and not just on my computer I've found.

I've found their export limits pretty annoying too as they like to decide the bitrate for you and yet don't bundle high quality AVC encoders so it comes out bad. QTX also has issues playing some AVC content due to the forced hardware decoder. It's smooth when it works though.

edit: there's some other things added too in Lion like being able to merge folders instead of just replace and also video capture of a selected area:

http://www.macstories.net/mac/os-x-l...of-the-screen/
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Try VueScan - unless it is a SCSI device - which is about the only thing I have run across that VueScan cannot handle.

VueScan will work with a FireWire to SCSI converter cable, and usually, it depends on the scanner more than VueScan, a USB to SCSI converter cable.
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