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Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:36 pm

I just yesterday did a clean new install with backed up system and reformatted drive ... runs smooth on both my MBP and MP! Time machine sucks performance and Firewire speed ... but the rest is smoooth!
InDesign doesn't work, but that's about it!

Any other experiences oput there?? Klaus?  Wink

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:43 pm

I've been having problems. So far I'm unimpressed.
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:01 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):
I've been having problems

Which?
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:03 pm

Ive been running it for over a week now, and I have mixed feelings:

- Time Machine sucks for a mobile laptop user.
- Spotlight has incremental updates, not much to see there
- The developer tools have seen a massive update, with a much needed ObjectC 2.0 included
- Don't like either of the new docks, I want the old one back
- Finder has been mostly fixed, which is a definite positive
- I don't use Dashboard at all, so don't ask me about that

I haven't seen any problems per say, but its not on my main machine yet - over all I would say I am non-plussed about it.
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:20 pm

Quoting Moo (Reply 3):
Don't like either of the new docks, I want the old one back

Yeah, that subtle light that replaced the black triangle showing apps running is awful ... it's Eye candy that sucks performance (MIRROR) Any chance to swithc it off (the candy, now the whole dock)?
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:40 pm

I love it. Been running it on both my machines for a few days now, and i have no complaints. It looks great & performs really well. To be completely honest, i did have problems installing it on my PowerBook, but that was due to a hard drive issue. Following a hard drive swap, it installed and is running smoothly.

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:53 pm

Got it and installed it last Friday.

I love it so far, it's run flawlessly.

I'm running it on a 1.83 ghz, Intel Core Duo MacBook with a 60 gig hard drive.
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:14 pm

Me!! I just got it yesterday! I also ordered 2GB memory from the University Bookstore (it's cheaper) to replace my current 512MB. I hope it'll run fast! So far, I haven't had any problem with Leopard. Big grin I love the new look of this OS!  Smile

P.S. I got Leopard for $89 USD probably just the "upgrade version" from school's bookstore. Is it cheaper than regular price?




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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:58 pm

1 week and 1 day, and no complaints at all.

- Love the new dock. Stacks in particular are incredibly helpful.
- Time Machine; brilliant. A little slow, but the hassle-free nature more than compensates. It's a backup solution for the very average user.
- Managed to get Time Machine to back up over the network to an AirDisk, so my only complaint is resolved there.
- Developer tool...YES! Finally!
- "Spaces"; my organization nirvana.
- Finder is better. Could still use a little work.

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:22 pm

I've been running it for about a week now, and I'm really enjoying it.

- I love the new dock. By the way, if you hate it, it can (almost) be brought back to what it was before (you can make it 2D with a terminal command, and you can replace a few PNG files to remove the light and replace it with the old triangle - just check macosxhints.com)
- Spaces is really powerful. You could get it before, but it's nothing like having it integrated in the OS
- the new Finder is great, especially Quick Look, and network connections are managed much better
- the new Spotlight is finally usable, even if you come from Windows and are used to Google Desktop
- Time Machine is great, but uses a lot of performance
- the only thing I dislike are stacks, or more precisely, I hate the fact that I can't have a folder opening up as a browsable list (with subdirectories) as you could before
- only incompatibility so far: GrowlMail. I've replaced it with a custom AppleScript issuing Growl messages

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:50 pm

I have been using for a week also. Installed fine, works great, love stacks. I guess it comes down to what sort of a user you are. For me, stacks helps keep my desktop free of clutter, yet still keeping stuff visible enough to not be out of sight
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:45 pm

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 7):
P.S. I got Leopard for $89 USD probably just the "upgrade version" from school's bookstore. Is it cheaper than regular price?

Jeez. I paid $C129. With our dollar now at $1.07 US, I should have waited a while. We're getting screwed on stuff coming north.

I installed it two days ago with no problems on my macbook, and it's running just fine -- although I admit I haven't tested it yet.
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:23 pm

Quoting Arrow (Reply 11):
Jeez. I paid $C129.

Is that inclusive of GST/PST? That could be the difference.
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:32 pm

Quoting Moo (Reply 3):
Don't like either of the new docks, I want the old one back



Quoting LH526 (Reply 4):
Yeah, that subtle light that replaced the black triangle showing apps running is awful ... it's Eye candy that sucks performance (MIRROR) Any chance to swithc it off (the candy, now the whole dock)?

Want the old one? Here's some freeware
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting ANother (Reply 13):
Want the old one? Here's some freeware

That's *not* the old one - when I said in my post that I 'don't like either of the new docks...' I meant it - the alternative 2D dock sucks as much as the new 3D dock, and I want the old (10.4 and older) dock back.

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:11 pm

I'm waiting until I get a new computer, since I'm still on a 1.03 GHz iBook G4 from 2004 running OSX 10.3.9.

Over winter break I'm either getting a Mini or an iMac. The Mini, even with an external drive, a screen, and a kayboard/mouse combo, will be cheaper but it doesn't have a video card and it's going to be very difficult to convince my father to let me get the iMac.

Having said that, my roommate just bought a brand-new MacPro with Leopard on it and it's phenomenal. It runs like lightning, and he has no complaints at all.

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:35 pm

Quoting ANother (Reply 12):
Is that inclusive of GST/PST? That could be the difference.

No -- that's before GST/PST. We're getting hosed on this stuff all the time. They're now talking about $1.10 by the end of the year. Think I'll be Christmas shopping in Bellingham.
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:18 am

I've had Leopard since late June. Thanks, WWDC!  Big grin
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:17 am

I have it running on my mac, which is not my primary computer. I use it fairly infrequently, but I must say I am very impressed. The computer seems much less laggy (is that a word?). I have only really browsed the internet with it, but overall I'm pretty impressed. My anti-allegiance is still with Windows.

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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:06 am

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 7):
P.S. I got Leopard for $89 USD probably just the "upgrade version" from school's bookstore. Is it cheaper than regular price?

There's no such thing as an upgrade version. You simply got an education discount -- which from what I've heard is quite a bit better getting it through a university bookstore than the education discount shown on Apple's web site.

Been running Leopard on my Dual 1.8GHz G5 with 1.5GB of RAM since last Saturday. No major complaints. Photoshop Elements 2 doesn't work, though having seen some reports from other people that reinstalling programs has gotten them to work, I might give that a try.

I like the new dock, but not much a fan of stacks. It would be nicer if you could dig into folders with them, rather than clicking on a folder and having it open in the Finder. I thinking of trying to get into the habit of using Spotlight to launch apps that I don't keep in my dock. I also wish folders showed their own icon rather than the icons of a few of their contents. I also like the little blue lights, since most of the time I have the same apps open anyway... and if I'm going to click on one, it means I want to use it. Does it really matter if it was already open or not? It's a nice, sophisticated effect, like the icon was a physical object with a spotlight under the table. The Terminal.app icon is a bit on the ugly side, though.

Cover Flow is nice for quickly browsing through a folder of images. Quick Look is nice for reminding me what all those randomly named .pdf files sitting in my Downloads folder are. Having preview icons for files in cover flow is pretty useless; .doc and .pdf files look pretty much the same (white with illegible bits of grey that are supposed to be text). I would rather have Word and Adobe Reader (I use it as my default .pdf viewer instead of Preview) icons so I could tell their type instead.

I'm not wild about the new folder icons. They remind me of the default folder icons in Fedora 7, which I don't like either. I'd rather have my 3D folder icons from Tiger back.

I have had a couple of cases where windows get stuck behind other windows. You click on the window and can move it around, but if you try to move it on top of another window it goes behind instead. Only fix I've seen is to quit the program.

Haven't setup Time Machine yet since I still need the external FireWire drive to backup my PowerBook before I upgrade it (probably this weekend), and then when I do the same with my parents' iMac later this month. I don't have any plans to use Spaces; I don't use multiple desktops much on Linux, either. I'm used to hiding applications when I switch away from them, so they stay out of my way.
 
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RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:30 pm

Quoting N22237 (Reply 17):
I've had Leopard since late June. Thanks, WWDC!  

Same here I Stopped at build 9A559,,,it works flawlessly.... I even havent installed my golden master version..!
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