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09-04-2009 03:47 AM  8 years agoPost 1
AndyH

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Anyone else upgraded yet? All I can say is wow! I don't know if its just me but even Firefox feels way faster!

Did anyone have any problems or incompatible software? I had some trouble with my Airport as well as an app called "afloat" once I uninstalled it and wrestled with airport for a while everything is great!

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09-04-2009 04:06 AM  8 years agoPost 2
702nitro

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Haven't upgraded yet!

How much faster is it booting up now????? My MB Pro(Leopard) is booting up in 45 seconds, and would like that go down to 30 seconds.

Man when I changed my primary CPU to a mac I was happy with the boot up times, and now i've been on the MB for a while, I want something faster!!!!

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What about shutdown times???? I'm currently getting 3.5 seconds.

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09-04-2009 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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hey
yep....upgraded

very nice. the only problems i have had is the incompatibility of some plugins for safari. That is easily solved though by telling safari to launch in 32bit mode....

very snappy. favorite features include:

-insanely fast time machine backups
- drill down in folders in the grid view in stacks
- faster launch times of programs in general
- greater implementation of exposé (sweet)
- startup times and shutdown times improved
- exchange integration

can't wait till developers start taking care of Grand Central Dispatch and Open CL, that will applications really scream

if i could sum snow leopard up in one sentence it would be:

"built for the future"

Thanks
~Will-i-am~

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09-04-2009 04:27 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Anthony.L

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I pre-ordered a copy off Apple.com and had it on Friday when released. They FEDEX overnight it for free, Apple didn't make much money on that software release considering I only paid $29 total.

Any ways, it was the easiest and smoothest OS upgrade I've ever done. Pop the DVD in and click upgrade. The status bar said a hour remaining, but it actually finished in 25 mins or so. Rebooted and everything works perfectly.

As for application issues, I only have Apple and Adobe applications on my Mac Book Pro and all of those work perfectly after the upgrade. I'm sure it will take a couple weeks or months for all the small software guys to get their software up to date with Snow Leopard.

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10-03-2009 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 5
702nitro

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Finally got around to install snow leopard yesterday. Backed everything up,wiped the drive, and did a clean install.

No broken apps, boot up times and shutdown times are noticeably faster. The incremental changes such as the changes to Expose, the Dock enhancement, faster loading of Application, have made the $29 investment worth it.

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10-04-2009 06:06 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Oneyeflyr

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Everyone in my corner says that Snow Leopard has crashed their system.
Of course, we're not using Apple hardware.

I do understand that along with some of the vast improvements to SL is the ability to use 500+ hard disk storage/ drives without having to partition them.

Until we know more about it, I'm going to continue using 10.5.8 Leo. It's running stable on my system.

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10-04-2009 09:29 PM  8 years agoPost 7
TrexzNL

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I too have made the upgrade to Snow Leopard. Boot and response times have significantly increased, while I'm suffering some other problems:

Finder won't open any file on my external network (smb) hdd... Exposé and spaces and some other animations (quick preview videos for example) aren't as smooth as they (in my opinion) should be. Also, I think I prefer the old Exposé style of exploding windows, but oh well.

Not a bad upgrade at all for $29..

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10-13-2009 07:49 PM  8 years agoPost 8
702nitro

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SNOW LEOPARD BUGS & ISSUES

There is a bug in Apple's Snow Leopard. According to online sources,
logging into a guest account hoses down your other user account profiles. Users have mentioned they accidentally logged into their computers using 'Guest' via Fast User Switching, then found when they logged back into their normal accounts all profile settings were wiped cleaned, defaulted, and all associated files in the profile were wiped.

I'm not 100% sure if these users did the upgrade path, or did a fresh installation. I did a fresh install, but it's something i'm not willing to test.

I would say for right now to prevent accidental deletion, I would recommend disabling the guest account.

System Preferences > Accounts >
Uncheck 'Allow Guest to log on to this computer.

OTHER BUGS

1. TrackPad is less sensitive to input, and now requires an optimum tap. Often at times, it requires double clicking twice to register teh input.

2. Expose is a little buggy.

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10-13-2009 08:09 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Oneyeflyr

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That's good info Nitro.
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Leopard thinks that I've lost an apple or something... it keeps showing the apple logo and the word finder. It goes to show you that the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Or in this matter, the Leopard doesn't change much from the Panther or Tiger either.

Just to mess with some Apple Genius today... walk into the store and ask them how to remove the top menu bar. I get the same answer just about every time.

"I don't think you can, but I don't know why you'd want to anyway..." with this weird puzzled look on their face.

Why does it alway have to be there?

You can't remove it, but you can make is somewhat transparent.
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Hi my name is Barry... "Hi, Barry", I'm a windows xp user. It's been 6 weeks since my last blue screen...

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10-13-2009 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 10
702nitro

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Yes Apple is NOT PERFECT!!!! I'm not an Apple Fanboy, but I do love my Mac. Apple really dropped the ball with snow leopard, after making promises of improvements that fell short once users started using it.
I for one like snow leopard's new features, but as everyday goes by these tiny issues and annoyances, is forcing me to make a decision to move back to 10.5.8 Leopard.

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