finally got leopard installed...

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  1. xenon supra

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    i had downloaded it... but i don't think i am going to install it
     
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    same here.
     
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    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    btw, that looks no different than 10.4.8
     
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    I'm sure they are holding out on a few surprises until the offical release...

    The main differences I've noticed were:
    1. new iCal layout
    2. new system prefences
    3. spaces/ time machine
    4. built in support for bluetooth mighty mouses (i had to use drivers for 10.4)
    5. new mail
    6. new widgets
    7. safari to dashboard widget thingy

    thats just a few off the top of my head from messing with it for a few minutes. spaces is pretty sweet with a dual monitor setup and can be activated using the mighty mouse :eek3:
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    How did you end up doing it?
     
  7. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    hmmm... from what i've seen so far, i'm not looking forward to spending the ~$80 for this shitty upgrade.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    from everyone that's saying "oh it looks exactly the same as 10.4.x", it's not worth the upgrade...do you know anything about leopard? for $125 for the upgrade you get all this and more that we don't know about...i'd pay that much for the backup portion and spaces right there...sorry it "looks the same"

    You get built in backup and restore software
    You get automatic backup functionality
    You get virtual desktops
    You get built in remote presentation and remote control software
    You get a new mail/cal program with increased planning functionality
    New group management functionality in Mail and in iCal

    Under the hood you get:
    New animation libraries
    New 64 bit CPU optimizations
    New true 64/32 bit support and not emulation
    New resolution independent ui

    and there is stuff still we don't know about...what are you people complaining about?
     
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    when you put it that way, sounds like $125 for a bunch of things you can get for free, plus a few small bonuses like res independent ui.
     
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    Backup and virtual desktops for free??
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    uh huh...i guess you want the pretty features to actaully see a difference :hsugh:
    there is alot happening under the hood to make it more than worth it...
    also, the difference, sure you can get the "basics" for free, but why look for something 3rd party when it's already built in...no need to look for stuff that's already there.
     
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    Formated my iPod :mamoru:

    I just wanted to try it out for a few days, I wont last long without an iPod. :eek3:
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    tabbed Finder?
     
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    ill check next time i boot into leopard.
     
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    I'll wait for Spring 07 and buy a new 24" iMac with Leopard installed.

    I don't want to put it on my powerbook.
     
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    I sure do use a lot of 64bit apps....

    virtual desktops are free(3rd party shareware), and backing up manually to a different drive is much more reliable, and not that difficult to do by hand.
     
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    time machine gives the option to backup to an external drive as well. :wiggle:
     
  20. clog

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    so what does it back up? Does it just function like "System Restore" in Windows? or can you tell it to just back up some folders or what?
     
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    I had it for a few weeks but uninstalled it. It's pretty cool. Time Machine is great. I can't wait for the final release. Overall, the OS was a bit buggy but not too bad, especially for an alpha version. It didn't even crash on me once.

    By the way, I partitioned my HD to install it. Now that it's uninstalled, can I bring it back to one HD. Or do I have to format :hs:
     
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    I hear about this quite alot both in the windows world and in the mac os x world...
    New 64 bit CPU optimizations
    New true 64/32 bit support and not emulation

    Can anyone explain in the simplest sense how this benefits the average user? Or what it is exactly? From my understanding only people with certain processors can benefit from this? Will my 12in g4 1.5ghz powerbook benefit from it?

    thanks. =)
     
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