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Are you happy with Leopard?
Extremely happy!
43%
 43%  [ 114 ]
Somewhat happy
25%
 25%  [ 66 ]
Somewhat disappointed
11%
 11%  [ 30 ]
Extremely disappointed
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
Haven't upgraded
18%
 18%  [ 48 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: OK on mini - haven't upgraded MBP yet Reply with quote

I am havng a great tme with Leopard on my mini. But, knowing tha Apple rushed Leopard out, I am not going to install on my primary Mac - a 17" MBP - for a little while.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it installed on my mini as well as my Mac Pro, and I'm happy, so far. I have to clear up a little space on the G4 to install it there as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: menu bar Reply with quote

idave wrote:
Fox wrote:
I don't care for the translucent menubar.


I wish there was an option in System Preferences to turn off the translucent menubar.

Fox wrote:
Finally, I don't like what the Dock does to folders placed in it, changing the appearance of the folder to the first document in it and others behind it.


I don't care for that either. I wish there was a way to pick a default image.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with Leopard. It seems to be off to a nice start.

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here is a link to a utility to turn off the translucent menu bar Smile
http://www.eternalstorms.at/utilities/opaquemenubar/
i haven't upgraded yet, i just finished upgrading ilife and iwork , i thought i would wait until new years , i hope the bugs are ironed out by then. it looks fantastic !
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Runs great on my mini. Runs OK(ish) on my MacBook. On one iMac its unusable (iMac freezing issue). I haven't tried it on the other as Tiger is stable there. All in all its less than I expected.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flopticalcube wrote:
Runs great on my mini. Runs OK(ish) on my MacBook.


Do you have less RAM or a slower hard drive in the MacBook? You would think the performance would be the same since they are essentially the same computer.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minor annoyance problems like Safari crashes with Java, random problems with Airport WiFi disks, etc. I have reported 3 bugs to Apple. I think once they get to 10.5.1, things will be much better.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
random problems with Airport WiFi disks


I would really like to see AirPort Disk support added to Time Machine in 10.5.1, but that might be pushing it. I have a feeling it will just focus on the small stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

splen wrote:
I am mostly happy. It might be my imagination but it seems quicker than tiger.
Once Adobe (or Apple) have found out why leopard breaks indesign I will be completely happy!

New Mac Mini: $799
Free Update to Leopard: $10
Having to replace PS7 and Illustrator 10: ??

Oh well, maybe an upcoming update from Apple will allow it to work somehow. Seems Adobe's stance is if you have CS3 you're okay, anything earlier you'll need to upgrade. Hope that isn't the case. Confused

Other than that I like it Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert wrote:
splen wrote:
I am mostly happy. It might be my imagination but it seems quicker than tiger.
Once Adobe (or Apple) have found out why leopard breaks indesign I will be completely happy!

New Mac Mini: $799
Free Update to Leopard: $10
Having to replace PS7 and Illustrator 10: ??

Oh well, maybe an upcoming update from Apple will allow it to work somehow. Seems Adobe's stance is if you have CS3 you're okay, anything earlier you'll need to upgrade. Hope that isn't the case. Confused

Other than that I like it Laughing


Having no known problems w/ CS3, running on the mini or the Mac Pro. If you have an Intel Mac and you're using older versions of Illustrator or PS, they run buggy and slow under Rosetta, so an upgrade to Leopard would only compound that. I ran CS2 until the universal upgrade came out and in Rosetta, it was more than frustrating sometimes.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried it on a couple of Minis so far, a Core2 Duo and a G4. I found:

* RAM usage seems higher, esp. mds.
* Macports and Gentoo prefixed portage are still usable, but I cannot compile anything and there are now bugs.
* The overall appearance is ugly.
* There are occasional glitches, such as the X11 dock icon not working properly.

However;

* Safari is much better; both the slow bookmark menu and the Gmail chat problems are fixed.
* Quicklook on the command line is good (I prefer a terminal to Finder).
* Spaces is good. Not quite what I'm used to from Enlightenment, but a most welcome addition.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobaloo wrote:
robert wrote:
splen wrote:
I am mostly happy. It might be my imagination but it seems quicker than tiger.
Once Adobe (or Apple) have found out why leopard breaks indesign I will be completely happy!

New Mac Mini: $799
Free Update to Leopard: $10
Having to replace PS7 and Illustrator 10: ??

Oh well, maybe an upcoming update from Apple will allow it to work somehow. Seems Adobe's stance is if you have CS3 you're okay, anything earlier you'll need to upgrade. Hope that isn't the case. Confused

Other than that I like it Laughing


Having no known problems w/ CS3, running on the mini or the Mac Pro. If you have an Intel Mac and you're using older versions of Illustrator or PS, they run buggy and slow under Rosetta, so an upgrade to Leopard would only compound that. I ran CS2 until the universal upgrade came out and in Rosetta, it was more than frustrating sometimes.

Update to note that I got Illustrator 10.0.3 to work, so that's good. Will buy Photoshop today probably.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

milo wrote:
* RAM usage seems higher, esp. mds.


I'm actually finding memory management to be a little better than Tiger. My issues are with Disk Utility (repairing permissions) and external drives at the moment. My drives that are formatted the FAT32 file system seem to go into hyperdrive when they are connected to my mini with FW. I've never heard them make such a racket. Has anyone else noticed this happening?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrow I have 3 mini's now running Leopard. Two are newer 2g machines, the other is an older 1.6g. All are intel based.

Razz The good news is Front Row, Mail and an overall coolness. Cool

Evil or Very Mad The bad news is Front Row seems slow to launch Embarassed , Actually everything seems a bit slower launching from Leopard instead of Tiger. Crying or Very sad I'm glad I upgraded but if not for Front Row and Mail, I'm not sure it added any real value. Just looks cool (er)... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TalkenRain wrote:
The bad news is Front Row seems slow to launch Embarassed


It does seem a little slower. And the old way it transitioned from the desktop into Front Row was way cooler looking.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like many of the obvious and many more of the less-publicized features.
my only gripe at this point is the sluggish mini- and maximizing of windows from the dock.
Otherwise, quite nice.
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