Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

#1
For those with the sense to use a Mac instead of a MS-based PC ... :lol:

I have just installed Snow Leopard. The process took about 50 minutes, the first 20 of which appeared to involve stripping out the previous Leopard software.

No problems whatsoever - the only "issue" which arose at the end is that my Norton AV [belt and braces here!] is not fully compatible yet. Norton will be doing the necessary through LiveUpdate eventually.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090826171027EN
 
#3
blue-sophist said:
For those with more money than sense to use a Mac instead of a MS-based PC ... :lol:

I have just installed Snow Leopard. The process took about 50 minutes, the first 20 of which appeared to involve stripping out the previous Leopard software.

No problems whatsoever - the only "issue" which arose at the end is that my Norton AV [belt and braces here!] is not fully compatible yet. Norton will be doing the necessary through LiveUpdate eventually.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090826171027EN
You missed out a few words, but I have corrected that for you :wink:
 
#4
armr617 said:
Any major bonuses? I got an email saying I could upgrade for 20£ but havent bothered yet
Lazy sod :wink: CLICKY
I think it's worth the £20 it costs at Amazon [+ VAT in UK].

@ Leveller - you have your opinion, of course. I have a large PC as well, but it's hardly ever used these days. The Mac is faster and easier and totally silent and take up minimal desk-space. And £££ is not an issue! :lol:
 
#6
I seems a lot faster than 10.5, although any software you have that uses JAVA might not be compatible - I'm unable to run a statistics programme because it relies on an older copy of JAVA (1.5) which isn't included in Snow Leopard (1.6 is).
 
#7
leveller said:
blue-sophist said:
For those with more money than sense to use a Mac instead of a MS-based PC ... :lol:

I have just installed Snow Leopard. The process took about 50 minutes, the first 20 of which appeared to involve stripping out the previous Leopard software.

No problems whatsoever - the only "issue" which arose at the end is that my Norton AV [belt and braces here!] is not fully compatible yet. Norton will be doing the necessary through LiveUpdate eventually.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090826171027EN
You missed out a few words, but I have corrected that for you :wink:
Leveller

You obviously have not got a clue what you are talking about

Go back to your ZX Spectrum

"Once you go Mac there is no going back"
 
#8
amazing__lobster said:
I seems a lot faster than 10.5, although any software you have that uses JAVA might not be compatible - I'm unable to run a statistics programme because it relies on an older copy of JAVA (1.5) which isn't included in Snow Leopard (1.6 is).
Only just started using of course, but loading Google Earth only takes a couple of seconds instead of over 10 on 10.5.
 
#9
Guys

Just to let you know if you bought a new mac/macbook on or after the 8 June 09. Your upgrade to Snow Leo will only cost you £7.95 inc P+P. I ordered mine last Fri and it arrived today.

Its all on the apple website

Jacks
 
#10
BTW - don't get spooked as I did.
After about 20 minutes you get an automatic re-boot [after stripping out OS 10.5, i assume] before it starts the 10.6 install.
And at the end it reboots again to the new OS, of course.

Don't panic, it's OK - it's an Apple product, not Microsoft :wink:
 
#12
roadster280 said:
leveller said:
blue-sophist said:
For those with more money than sense to use a Mac instead of a MS-based PC ... :lol:

I have just installed Snow Leopard. The process took about 50 minutes, the first 20 of which appeared to involve stripping out the previous Leopard software.

No problems whatsoever - the only "issue" which arose at the end is that my Norton AV [belt and braces here!] is not fully compatible yet. Norton will be doing the necessary through LiveUpdate eventually.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090826171027EN
You missed out a few words, but I have corrected that for you :wink:
Well I'll give you an example of why that money is well invested.

I work in a remote office, and we have a director from HQ working here for a few weeks. He's a switched on cookie, he wouldn't have got to where he is if he wasn't.

So he's trying to set up our network printer on his Windows machine. He's savvy, knows what he's talking about. "What's the URL for the printer, I can't get the IPP port set up properly?". "Don't know, I just went to "Add printer and Bonjour found and configured it". "Oh, ok". Fiddle, fiddle. I could have explained how it worked, but as his machine doesn't support Bonjour nor zeroconf, a bit of a (further) waste of his time.

So now our IT department have changed the email server settings, and SSL is required to connect to the server. He's got an iPhone, as we all do. "How do you configure the phone to access the server?".

"Tick 'sync accounts' in iTunes, sync the phone and you're done".

"Oh, sorry, you're on Windows. No idea, sorry".

"Another snipe at Windows..."

"Well my printer works and so does my phone. How about you? Yeah, crap these Macs, aren't they".

So here's a guy that understands the technology, but is too afraid of change to make the move that would save him time, effort and frustration.

Ever used a Mac, Leveller?
Yep we tried one recently, but CAD software available isnt too hot, so back to the PC.
 
#13
leveller said:
blue-sophist said:
For those with more money than sense to use a Mac instead of a MS-based PC ... :lol:

I have just installed Snow Leopard. The process took about 50 minutes, the first 20 of which appeared to involve stripping out the previous Leopard software.

No problems whatsoever - the only "issue" which arose at the end is that my Norton AV [belt and braces here!] is not fully compatible yet. Norton will be doing the necessary through LiveUpdate eventually.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090826171027EN
You missed out a few words, but I have corrected that for you :wink:
Wait for the Lynch Mob!

Although to be fair it's not as expensive as people think. Especially when the hardware is first released, it's pretty much on par with other similar specced Window based PCs - and my Mac has just seen a significant speed boost (twice as fast in some cases) & freed up 10gigs of hard-drive space for an upgrade that cost less than 25 quid - not sure if Windows 7 (which is the equivalent of Snow Leopard) will offer upgraders as much value for money.

And some mac products are actually cheeper - I paid just under £600 for the 24" LED Monitor, that basically acts as a docking station for my macbook. The cheapest LED monitor I could find at the time was about £1400.

iWorks 09 is also far better than Microsoft Office (anybody whose tried the latest version will probably agree) yet it's around half the price.

Sense - yes. Money - no :)
 
#14
oh lets stay off the Mac vs PC competition. there's 2 billion threads across the net doing the same thing.

this is a thread for mac users. if you don't like macs, feck off this thread is of little use to you.

as for my question - does it have any effect on pirate software... particularly APPLE pirate software?
 
#15
just installed it

For a £20 upgrade its good value.... but buying awhole new system is probably not worth it IMHO

If you've got Leopard, stick with it

Snow Leopard is faster but thats about it IMHO
 
#16
so will all my progs still be there?

things like parallels and office? (I use parallels to get around the 'somethings only work in windoze' problem)
 
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#19
therealbigdizzle said:
oh lets stay off the Mac vs PC competition. there's 2 billion threads across the net doing the same thing.

this is a thread for mac users. if you don't like macs, feck off this thread is of little use to you.

as for my question - does it have any effect on pirate software... particularly APPLE pirate software?
Too lazy to read the rest of the thread.

My FrankenMac runs snow leopard just fine, nice improvements all round. I espcially like the quick look function in finder, it's much quicker the opening up the full app to view docs.

I've only had some problems using mac ports but after a few tweaks to the config files they work just dandy too.
 
#20
Works absolutely fine on one of the MacBooks - can't use it on the 2 work ones until PGP sort out the compatibility issues with the disk encryption. :cry:

Parallels still works fine ... Although you need better than 2.5 according to the official list. There is a longer list of what is, isn't or may be broke here.
 

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