Anyone else running 10.6 Snow leopard, the developer version?

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  1. mds2004

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    What problems have you run to thus far and how long have you been using it?
    So far Ive been running it for a week and have found a couple:
    1. Utorrent beta stopped working.
    2. Converting to 32 bit popup when in preferences menu
    3. I cannot drag files from my download folder in the dock directly to the trash bin.

    Other than that I love it, I really do feel it runs much smoother and I get longer battery life out of my Macbook. What little differences have you noticed that you liked too?


     
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    Does the beta come with an updated version of xcode?
     
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    Update on some more problems Ive noticed, but am not sure if they are due to Snow Leopard.

    1. iChat is finicky, not liking to always work but I use Adium most of time anyways.
    2. On my Macbook it seems as if the time left on the battery stops counting down unless clicking on it.
    3. As of today my laptop is having trouble staying on my school's internet.

    All of these problems are recent and were not a problem when Snow Leopard was first installed so we will see.

    Updated edit:
    #3 has seemed to be better too and I now connect to the internet just fine on campus without me changing anything.
     
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    Im not really sure. Explain to me what it is and I may be able to tell you.

    Edit: I just googled it and I cannot find it either with Spotlight nor Quicksilver. It seems as if you can download it here anyways: http://developer.apple.com/tools/xcode/
     
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    New major problem found...keeps spitting out CDs. I may have to revert back to regular Leopard.

    Edit: This problem seems to be fixed and was only a problem on that day. Hopefully that problem wont come back.
     
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    What is this OS suppose to do? Is it suppose to run better? New features? My leopard already runs great, I can't imagine it running any better.
     
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    Its like a slimmer faster version. I can actually tell a difference of it running quicker and I also seem to have a better battery life. Normally it is around 3-3.5 hours but I have gained almost a full hour of use on average.

    And I always know how long it lasts because I am usually with my laptop and no plug in, which is why I have two batteries.
     
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    New problem that I noticed is that programs do not like to update themselves. They download and then when I click install I get this:
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    If I reinstall the program myself using the newer version it will work though.
     
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    How did you get to test this? Is it worth it in your opinion?
     
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    Whens the official version come out?
     
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    As annoying as the bugs are that I listed I really do feel that there was a speed increase in my computer and how fast is processes. Note though I am using 4gb memory and only 2.0ghz C2D so if you have a faster computer you may not want it. Is the increase worth it? I definitely think there was enough of an increase to say yes.

    As for finding it, its up on torrents. I found mine from a rapidshare forum.

    Not for sure, but Il definitely buy it when it comes out. According to this article, possibly June of 09.
     
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    you think a ppc 1.5ghz will be supported by snow?
     
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    I googled a few sites and it seems that it wont. I dont really know though.
     
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    whatever a blank dual layer dvd-r costs. :hsughno:
     
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    Could I install Snow on a external hard drive? Does it have to be Firewire?

    I am trying to figure out the best way to play with snow leopard without using it as a primary OS.
     
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    I put the ISO file on my external HD and installed it through my USB drive.
     
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    I tried to install it once and got a kernel panic during the install. I think I'll just wait until the final version is released before I try again.
     
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    Try this (No I did not write this):
     
  20. TheWeasel

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    Never bother with the betas. Why be an unpaid ginnea pig for Apple and run a crappy OS experience? Might be a bit different if you could just do an update to each new version instead of having to do a reinstall each time including when the retail version is released. Not even sure if I'd bother if it meant a free copy when the retail is released (even if we didn't get the free copies each time now). Really need an extra machine to do it on too. Wouldn't try it on a production system I used for anything important.
     

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