Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6

  • DrewT

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    Aug 29, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    Anyone out there have Snow Leopard yet? Any thoughts?


    I just got it today and it's been pretty seamless so far. Got 8 GB back, and I love the new stacks.
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    Aug 29, 2009 8:05 AM GMT
    icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif i have PowerBook G4, which means i can't upgrade to Snow Leopard. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
  • DuggerPDX

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    Aug 29, 2009 3:24 PM GMT
    Loaded it last night, nothing jumps out at me as being radically different. I think there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that aren't that noticeable. I do like being able to show larger icons in finder and displaying the date and time on the task bar.

    And allow at least an hour to load, and if you are running Parallels you need the latest version.

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    Aug 29, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    I ordered it yesterday.
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    Aug 30, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    Simply_Drew saidAnyone out there have Snow Leopard yet? Any thoughts?


    I just got it today and it's been pretty seamless so far. Got 8 GB back, and I love the new stacks.


    I'm J-E-A-L-O-U-S lol icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 30, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    IrisSoul saidicon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif i have PowerBook G4, which means i can't upgrade to Snow Leopard. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

    If I remember correctly, the last version of PowerBooks included the Intel upgrade from the PowerPC, which means:

    http://www.cultofmac.com/30-snow-leopard-disc-can-upgrade-tiger/15160
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    Aug 30, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    I never upgraded from Tiger...I'm so behind!
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    Aug 31, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    Love it my laptop runs faster and smoothericon_razz.gif
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    Aug 31, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    i need to download it.

    on another note, im looking for a good hard plastic case for a 13" mac book. who carries them besides the apple store?

    best buy? or something.
  • Wellinator

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    Aug 31, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    This is one of the smoothest upgrades I have done so far as a Mac Tech in more than 15 years. Definitely a must have for anyone who owns an Intel based Mac. As far as I can tell the only programs not working well or at all are software that is written to interface with the finder since it was completely rewritten. All the top software venders seem to have done their homework and have had updates available. If you have questions about software compatibility check out the vendors web site or read http://www.macintouch.com/
  • EricLA

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    Aug 31, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    I bought it Friday but waited to do the install till today just in case there were major problems reported. I have a relatively new MacBook, a 13" I bought back in January, which is now considered a MacBook Pro. The install says it can take as quick as 45 minutes, but when it started estimated it at about an hour. Finished in just over 51 minutes. VERY quick install. I got back about 17 GB hard drive space after the install. But remember some of this space is because Snow Leopard measures capacity different than it used to. For instance, before I started my HD capacity reported 206.88 GB, now it's 222.13 GB.

    I'm liking the new Expose feature, too. It's supposed to speed about boot and shut down times, too.

    Love the new look to Quicktime and the new clean playback window.

    UPDATE: Wow, Safari with the new 64-bit architecture is noticeably faster! That improvement is almost worth the $30 upgrade cost itself!
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    Aug 31, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    HotToddy said
    IrisSoul saidicon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif i have PowerBook G4, which means i can't upgrade to Snow Leopard. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

    If I remember correctly, the last version of PowerBooks included the Intel upgrade from the PowerPC, which means:

    http://www.cultofmac.com/30-snow-leopard-disc-can-upgrade-tiger/15160


    ok, i just read the site you posted here. it talks about illegal way to upgrade your OLD mac to Snow Leopard. and IT'S WRONG~!!! but thanks for the thought. lol
  • DrewT

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    Aug 31, 2009 7:38 AM GMT
    I've been noticing that everything is a lot faster. Now if I could just get it to run in 64-bit mode instead of 32... Any ideas?

    Other than that, I get to look at a very pretty kitty on start up! icon_biggrin.gif
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Aug 31, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    I have read extensively about Snow Leopard on various Mac sites.
    First; It ONLY is for intel based Macs.
    It is not a major upgrade looks wise as much as a tweak which is preparing for the newer 64 bit applications.

    YES, I will install it shortly on my MacBook Pro.
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    Aug 31, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    IrisSoul said
    HotToddy said
    IrisSoul saidicon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif i have PowerBook G4, which means i can't upgrade to Snow Leopard. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

    If I remember correctly, the last version of PowerBooks included the Intel upgrade from the PowerPC, which means:

    http://www.cultofmac.com/30-snow-leopard-disc-can-upgrade-tiger/15160


    ok, i just read the site you posted here. it talks about illegal way to upgrade your OLD mac to Snow Leopard. and IT'S WRONG~!!! but thanks for the thought. lol

    I'm sorry. I didn't realize that I was speaking with a person who has never downloaded an illegal song nor borrowed a CD key off of another person's program, or bought a family pack of materials to share with you and your friends.

    Furthermore, Leopard can upgrade any Mac, Intel or PowerPC based. So the problem is not that you CAN'T upgrade to Snow Leopard, more that you don't want to pay the money for Leopard, and then shell out further money for the Snow Leopard upgrade.
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    Aug 31, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    I love how Mac geeks get positively erect every time an OS update is published. But, I look forward to installing it on Friday.
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    Aug 31, 2009 6:01 PM GMT
    This time around, I'm waiting until the first point update. I don't want to deal with any app incompatibilities, even if they're minor. My system purrs as is. So I'm going to give both the third party developers and Apple time to iron out whatever minor kinks arise.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 31, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Simply_Drew saidI've been noticing that everything is a lot faster. Now if I could just get it to run in 64-bit mode instead of 32... Any ideas?

    Other than that, I get to look at a very pretty kitty on start up! icon_biggrin.gif


    There are a lot of confusing articles about this. It sounds like programs that can run in 64-bit will run. But to boot your computer into 64-bit mode itself, you need to hold down the 6 and 4 keys during boot.
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    Aug 31, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    Simply_Drew saidI've been noticing that everything is a lot faster. Now if I could just get it to run in 64-bit mode instead of 32... Any ideas?

    Other than that, I get to look at a very pretty kitty on start up! icon_biggrin.gif


    Anybody who wants consistently quality advice on the Mac should read http://www.macintouch.com. There are a lot of Mac sites out there, but this one is by far the most thoughtful and thorough and there's a great group of contributors. No forums and Ric only chooses to publish relevant and helpful information.

    As for 64 bit booting, check this out:

    http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/~seiryu/sixtyfourswitcher.html
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    Aug 31, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    Theirs a list of all apps for MAc online that are being tested for SL if anyone intrested, had it installed for days now, no problems.
  • kinetic

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    Aug 31, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    Will someone out there buy me a copy pleeze!
  • DuggerPDX

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    Aug 31, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    So is anyone doing the 64 bit boot option? I guess I'm not running any old software so I may give it a try.
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    Aug 31, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidI never upgraded from Tiger...I'm so behind!


    Join the club

    but then again after using Windows stuff Iam scarred for life from updating things! ;)
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    Sep 01, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    I've still got Tiger as well. I'm considering the upgrades at the thought of getting some Gigs back. My laptop is pretty old, and while 80 gb seemed like a lot at the time... I'm pretty crunched on space.
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    Sep 01, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    Using it now, a truly fantastic upgrade.

    They've trimmed the fat and made multiple processes more efficient.

    Another reason to love my MBP.