What do you think about Leopard?

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  1. TinTin

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    Has anyone upgraded to Leopard? How is its performance? How does it excel (or not) in comparison to Mac OS X?

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    Can't say I'm all that impressed so far. I don't make much use of most of the new features (many of them don't work as Apple has advertised either) and it's pretty buggy. Then again it's been much the same every time Apple releases a new OS.
     
  3. Jack Horner

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    IMO, the only worthwhile feature is spaces, and I don't even use it all that often. Stacks are nice, but not as useful as one would imagine. Coverflow is useless.

    I got mine for free (it was a gift), but I don't think I would spend the MSRP on Leopard -- at least not until they fix some of the bugs.
     
  4. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    Leopard is rock solid here, no bugs at all...

    That being said, not huge gains either... maybe a little speed boost... stacks are kinda neat... thats about it.
     
  5. nsxrebel

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    I like the side bar in Finder as well.
     
  6. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i like quickview, stacks and spaces
    little bugs here and there, but i like it better than Tiger. I got leopard at home and tiger at work, and i miss some of the features of leopard while at work for some reason...
     
  7. TinTin

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    thanks for your input, guys. so do you think i should stick to mac os x and not upgrade to leopard? what exactly is "spaces" for? i've heard of it but never really knew what its purpose was for.

    thanks again :)
     
  8. nsxrebel

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    ummm...Leopard IS Mac OSX
     
  9. _Trev_

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    I've considered downgrading just to regain the compatibility with certain hardware and software. But i do like some of the new features. Especially with FrontRow
     
  10. BIGsteev

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    I like it; no problems. Not only that, but I got it with a student discount, so it was cheap. I haven't had any bugs either. That said, I also haven't really been using the new features that much either; I basically just have the same setup as before, it's just nice to have things run a bit faster.
     
  11. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    basically what you're saying is this "i don't know if i should stick to windows or upgrade to vista"

    fyi
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    i ran into a couple problems at first but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix. I like it so far and I use TimeMachine, Spaces, Quickview and will soon be using the Screen Share feature in iChat when my mom & brother upgrade so I can help them when needed.

    editing the dock has been fun too!
     
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    i like it but i also liked tiger
     
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    love it on my macbook, other than the spotty SMB support, which realllly pisses me off. I don't keep any media on my laptop so having access to my windows shares is important and sometimes for whatever reason they just don't show up. Oh, and I wish they'd put a proper VPN client into OS X as well
     
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    I would wait.

    Stacks is useless.
    You can find 3rd part programs equal to if not better for spaces and time space.
    Quickview is nice
    There are some bugs

    Overall I'm happy with Leopard but I would stick with Tiger till at least the next update...........that would be my suggestion. The next update should be a good one. Finally fixing stacks.
     
  16. dorkultra

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    networking to a samba share is much better than it was with tiger
    spotlight is a little nicer
    i like the quickview (select icon and hit spacebar)
    spaces is awesome, but i don't like how it doesn't work with some programs i have. also, i don't like how it might jump around when something pops up on a different desktop
    i don't use time machine or stacks


    i freakin' hate how long it takes to startup. it takes me 1 minute and 7 seconds from power button to my tray loading
    tiger did it in about 20 seconds, on a bad day
    (c2d 2ghz macbook with 2gb ram)
    thinking about formatting and reinstalling leopard, because this was an upgrade install
     
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    I'd def recommend a clean install, archive and install ftw.
     
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    I havent upgraded yet cause besides time machine it doesnt have any features that i want to spend $150 for.

    of course the salespeople at the mac store will tell you its the greatest thing since sliced bread, but i can live with tiger till something comes along that would make a significant difference in everyday performance. rant/ i went to talk to a mac "genius" who lives on my floor about ms office and i made the mistake of asking him how he liked leopard, he went on and on about how great it was and it is sooo much better than tiger. it seemed like he wanted me make me feel bad for not getting the new OS the day it came out and telling everyone how it is the greatest thing ever and how tiger is a huge POS... /rant
     
  19. nsxrebel

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    Last time I checked, Leopard did not cost $150.
     
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    my bad :p shows how much ive been looking at it
     
  21. Deepsix

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    takes longer for boot up/shut down
     
  22. nsxrebel

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    who boots up and shuts down their Mac everytime?
     
  23. Deepsix

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    well i just installed the itunes update and had to restart :dunno:
     
  24. LOLZILLA

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    wtf, I have the exact opposite occurring.

    Leopard OS X 10.5, is definitely faster for me.


    Weird.
     
  25. Prometheus

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    I have a macbook pro with 10.4.1 and bought a macbook with 10.4 odd for doing my accounts and got a leopard upgrade (10.5.1) for free from my local mac store.

    I use macromedia freehand mx and wondered if it still works with leopard, i tried it and there does not seem to be a problem.

    Freehand got bought out by adobe and they are not looking to do anything with it in the future the bastards. Been using freehand for nearly 20 years and it is looking like one day i'll have to use that illustrator shite.

    Well seems leopard/freehand are happy together so i will carry on for now.
     

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