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Apple to Ship Mac OS X Leopard on October 26th
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(2) Is the first release of an OS generally over buggy to the point its better to wait for a few updates or are they usually 'safe' enough to run without feeling like a beta tester?


That is always the ten million dollar question with a new release. A smart person would probably wait a couple of days. The problem is, most of us ain't that smart. I'll probably install on Saturday morning.


Honestly, could things be any worse than 10.4.10 when it first came out? Neutral

I'm going make sure that I have good backups and go for a clean install. Having a little excitement is good at my age.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I have waited a long time for this day. I have been looking to buy a Mac and switch over from the world of Windows for months. The new features in Leopard look really cool. That leads my to my first question. Will all of these features work on a Mac mini or MacBook with their integrated graphic chipsets?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course they'll work with the GM950 graphics card. Apple builds their systems to run well despite your choice of the Mac. I've got a mini and plan on getting Leopard. In fact, I'll probably wait for release day and buy a macbook pro so I dont have to install it. I'm lazy like that. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazibri wrote:
Of course they'll work with the GM950 graphics card. Apple builds their systems to run well despite your choice of the Mac. I've got a mini and plan on getting Leopard. In fact, I'll probably wait for release day and buy a macbook pro so I dont have to install it. I'm lazy like that. Very Happy

Thanks for the reply. I'm mostly interested in the ones dealing with Core Animation. I know they can probably taper things to run on all systems, but will I get the full eye-candy effects? Are there certain requirements like Vista Aero has for example?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look here, this should help.

http://www.apple.com/ca/macosx/techspecs/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greentimbers wrote:
Take a look here, this should help.

http://www.apple.com/ca/macosx/techspecs/


I have been to that page on the US website. Unless I'm missing something, there is no mention of video cards. So does that mean all Macs can handle Core Animation? I could be wrong, but isn't there already a problem with Mac mini and MacBook handling something called Core Image because of the onboard Intel graphics? Sorry for all the questions. I'm new and just a little confused with this particular feature.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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$109 @ Amazon rite now. Anyone see better anywhere?


I've seen a few at $109, but nothing better.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have been to that page on the US website. Unless I'm missing something, there is no mention of video cards. So does that mean all Macs can handle Core Animation? I could be wrong, but isn't there already a problem with Mac mini and MacBook handling something called Core Image because of the onboard Intel graphics? Sorry for all the questions. I'm new and just a little confused with this particular feature.


Only the old G4's Mini's could not handle it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're in the UK you can pre-order from Play for £79.99. Not sure if there are any better deals than that around at the moment. Smile

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3437953/Apple-Mac-OS-X-Leopard/Product.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm totally thrilled that Leopard is here, but I have to admit that a couple things made me laugh on the 300+ New Features page.

Example number one...
Apple wrote:
Fastest Web Browser
Browse briskly. Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.

Rolling Eyes

Oh well, I'll see you in line next Friday. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will you be able to go into an Apple store on the 26th and purchase a Mac with Leopard preinstalled on it, or have it come with the discs to install it on your own for free? How has this worked in the past?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh well, I'll see you in line next Friday. Smile


Apple store @ Stoneridge??? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered mine Aug 29, shoot. I'm seeing there are some places that sell it for 109, which still isn't all bad. Anybody with real world experience with this on a 1.83 C2D mini with 1GB ram?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Kirk wrote:

Only the old G4's Mini's could not handle it.

Thanks for the clarification. I'll be ordering a 2GHz Mac mini next week. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't online yesterday, but it looks like they added refurbs to the up-to-date program. That is good news. Smile
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