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Are you happy with Leopard?
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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: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So far I like it and the new effects are snazzy. I like the speed improvement, too. But there are some interface trade-offs I'm less sure about. I don't care for the translucent menubar, and I miss the opportunity to be able to click on a folder in the Dock and get a hierarchical menu. 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.


Agree mostly, but I can't say I've noticed real speed improvements... My 2 Gb upgrade was noticable!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its an excellent OS and I every time I boot up a Windows machine at work (or on my partition) I appreciate it even more. It just blows windows away. Having said that, I just jumped from using 10.3.9 on my old Powerbook to using 10.5 on my new mini, and so far I prefer 10.3.9. It takes centuries to reinstall 10.5, whereas I could reinstall 10.3.9 in what seemed like 10 minutes. Not something one does often, of course, but panther does boot up quicker as well. My Leopard mini does not seem significantly faster than my panther powerbook, in spite of the fact that my mini has 4 times the ram and a processor that is much faster. Occassionally, when I hit F9 or F11 to arrange my windows, it fails to do so. A strange and occasional bug. I mention these things only because that old G4 Powerbook is easily the best computer (combination of hardware and OS version) I've ever owned: for almost 4 years I've carried it everywhere with me, it was my only computer for both home and mobile use for about 2 of those years, my girlfriend once sat on the damn thing, and it has never malfunctioned. I honestly cannot remember it crashing even once. So apple has set the bar very high for itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should install Tiger on that PB, I saw a huge improvement on my 12" 1.33. Maybe I try to put Leo on the PB once, but not yet...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, upgrading from Panther to Tiger speeded up my old 1GHz G4 eMac, with only 640MB of ram.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leopard is a real heavy weight and has been generally well written to keep the speed reasonable.

There is still lots included that you may not need.

The utility Monolingual is great at removing large chunks ( foreign lingos ) that most will not need, to keep the system size down.

Having loaded Leopard now four times, yes it does take a big chunk out of your life but has been well worth it.

Well done Apple. Thousand fleas in the pants of Gates.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumberjack wrote:
Leopard is a real heavy weight and has been generally well written to keep the speed reasonable.

There is still lots included that you may not need.

The utility Monolingual is great at removing large chunks ( foreign lingos ) that most will not need, to keep the system size down.

Having loaded Leopard now four times, yes it does take a big chunk out of your life but has been well worth it.

Well done Apple. Thousand fleas in the pants of Gates.


You actually don't need monoligual, if you take the time to SELECTIVELY install Tiger or Leopard. Use options and you find out, you can leave a lot of languages, drivers for hardware and other stuff out, to begin with!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried that and Monolingual was still able to remove a lot
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumberjack wrote:
I tried that and Monolingual was still able to remove a lot


I used monoligual once a bit careless and all of a sudden some things did not work anymore! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woops !

Hopefully you were backed up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Woops !

Hopefully you were backed up.


It was in the Tiger days and I had a partition Super Dupered Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were no problems after it purged Leopard on my Mini. I did need to save space, before buying the Lacie Mini HD to work with Time Machine
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Mac os Reply with quote

Im new to Apple. never once messed with it. I was a windows kind of guy. I have xp one one machine and vista on a new computer my brother got. Picked up my mini about the same time my bro got his dell with vista, even tho i am familiar with windows i picked up on the leopard much faster and I am much more into it then vista. I give it a 9.5 out of 10
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm enjoying Leopard although I don't really know any better, as far as a Mac operating system. I had Tiger for 10 Minutes on my new first Mac Mini, before I did the upgrade to Leopard. No problems so far except the Video Chat in IChat. Works with some, not with others. Communication Error. Could be Router or Modem issue. I tried opening ports etc...But, if I had one word to describe Leopard so far it would be the word "Stability". Coming from a Windows environment, that is a perfect thing and a huge improvement. Sure I also like the bells & whistles but the stability is the one thing I'm truly thankful for.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leopard's too expensive. I spend heaps on getting mac hardware and they charge to update the OS. Come on, don't they know that uni students don't have much money?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still haven't upgraded yet...just recently upgraded from Panther to Tiger. Laughing May not upgrade until I get an intel mini.
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