Originally posted by richardb
So, is it a good idea to replace Jaguar with Panther as my full-time OS?
I'll quote a favorite old answer to questions like this:If you have to ask, then this is not for you.
Seriously, folks, how many times do we have to go over this? Releases like this are meant for developers who routinely back up their data. Releases like this are not
meant to run full-time for mission-critical applications. You should only install these builds if you know what you're doing
and by that I mean you know all the risks involved and you know how to salvage your computer if things go horribly wrong.
Will it break apps? Maybe.
Will it be unstable? Maybe.
Will it be feature incomplete? Maybe.
Will it cause random problems? Maybe.
Will it kernel panic regularly? Maybe.
Will it corrupt your hard drive? Maybe.
Will it accidentally erase all your data? Maybe. (cue story about iTunes installer)
Will it report data back to Apple without your knowledge? Maybe.
Will it expire and leave you unable to access and encrypted data through FileVault? Maybe.