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What Are Your First Impressions of Snow Leopard?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
I like Snow Leopard for the most part, but what's up with Safari 4? It's so slow on certain sites. Take the Apple Start Page for example. The content in the center takes forever to load. I see this same behavior on dozens of sites. Sad


Don't know what that's about, the content is SLAM/BANG instantaneous for me, even the center stuff. You might try clearing out your Safari caches or something.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: More noise from DVD drive because of Snow Leopard Reply with quote

Hi All,
I have noticed a very disappointing difference after upgrading to Snow Leopard; I'm curious to here if you experience the same:
I use my Mac Mini (early 2009, before that a PPC 2006) a lot for watching DVDs. After the intromenu, the drive would slow down, and you could hardly hear the Mini, and can enjoy watching the DVD. Now, however, the drive continues to spin at full speed, the noise is quite loud; this spoils the whole experience.... Crying or Very sad
I'm really thinking of re-installing Leopard, as the DVD player is an essential use of the Mini...
I have tried to install the firmware update that was released last week, but that was not applicable. Note that the drive doesn't make noise at start-up, only during DVD playing.
Did I miss some Preference setting somewhere?
Thanks
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Update: I cleaned the drive using a cleaning CD (with small brushes)
It now works fine again!!
It was just a coincidence that the problem started after the update to Snow Leopard (or maybe the animal left some bits behind....) Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The HP deal is my only disappointment. I kept a clone of 10.5.8 so it's not like I'm out of business. In spite of what HP says, their included drivers; in many cases, do not work. Nor does their jury rigged work arounds. My Deskjet F4180 will scan through Image Capture or Preview; but, will not print. It will print a test page when the driver is bypassed through the Printer Set-Up Utility, though. Actually, I have never been a fan of HP. They always seemed a little slip-shod. I may use this as an excuse to get a new all-in-one. Smile


There is some change, as well, in the way that Applescript handles dates.

http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/releasenotes/ScriptingAutomation/RN-AppleScriptSL/index.html

I had a favorite script that displayed an elapsed time since the last reboot. It had to be completely overhauled. But, it seems like I had to do the very same thing going from Tiger to Leopard.
Other than the HP cluster, I am pretty pleased.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: More noise from DVD drive because of Snow Leopard Reply with quote

pietje.puck wrote:
Hi All,
I have noticed a very disappointing difference after upgrading to Snow Leopard; I'm curious to here if you experience the same:
I use my Mac Mini (early 2009, before that a PPC 2006) a lot for watching DVDs. After the intromenu, the drive would slow down, and you could hardly hear the Mini, and can enjoy watching the DVD. Now, however, the drive continues to spin at full speed, the noise is quite loud; this spoils the whole experience.... Crying or Very sad
I'm really thinking of re-installing Leopard, as the DVD player is an essential use of the Mini...
I have tried to install the firmware update that was released last week, but that was not applicable. Note that the drive doesn't make noise at start-up, only during DVD playing.
Did I miss some Preference setting somewhere?
Thanks
pietje.puck

Update: I cleaned the drive using a cleaning CD (with small brushes)
It now works fine again!!
It was just a coincidence that the problem started after the update to Snow Leopard (or maybe the animal left some bits behind....) Very Happy


Yeah, you full of bits. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed that my webcam doesn't work anymore, but hopefully they'll fix that with an update. Or I can just reinstall the drivers.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what i a have seen Nice upgrade easy to install very fast 10.6.1 update didn't slow down snow leopard.

So far very happy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
From what i a have seen Nice upgrade easy to install very fast 10.6.1 update didn't slow down snow leopard.

So far very happy.


Me too. They sure got the first bug fix out fast this time!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KoderKev wrote:
macmanmacman wrote:
From what i a have seen Nice upgrade easy to install very fast 10.6.1 update didn't slow down snow leopard.

So far very happy.


Me too. They sure got the first bug fix out fast this time!

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Cool, I have no problems.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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KoderKev wrote:
macmanmacman wrote:
From what i a have seen Nice upgrade easy to install very fast 10.6.1 update didn't slow down snow leopard.

So far very happy.


Me too. They sure got the first bug fix out fast this time!

KK



Cool, I have no problems.


You know what bothers me I got more problems with iTunes 9 then I ever had with Leopard or even Snow Leopard! WTF? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday (09/22), Logitech put out an update to the Logitech Control Center to support Snow Leopard.

I really like the ability to use the tilt wheel as a forward and back button in Safari and Firefox.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FishKepr wrote:
Yesterday (09/22), Logitech put out an update to the Logitech Control Center to support Snow Leopard.

SteerMouse also got an update for Snow Leopard a couple days ago. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
LE Studios wrote:
KoderKev wrote:
macmanmacman wrote:
From what i a have seen Nice upgrade easy to install very fast 10.6.1 update didn't slow down snow leopard.

So far very happy.


Me too. They sure got the first bug fix out fast this time!

KK



Cool, I have no problems.


You know what bothers me I got more problems with iTunes 9 then I ever had with Leopard or even Snow Leopard! WTF? Confused


Apple did a iTunes 9.01 Update and everything is good and fast now! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not noticed too many changes, but I welcomed the iTunes 9 upgrade as I like the black playback functions on fullscreen mode. I feel that the video quality is a bit better on 2.5mbs video files...
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tukom wrote:
I have not noticed too many changes, but I welcomed the iTunes 9 upgrade as I like the black playback functions on fullscreen mode. I feel that the video quality is a bit better on 2.5mbs video files...

There are some things I hate about iTunes 9, but the new look black controls aren't one of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Try a Finder copy! Reply with quote

I just had to copy my iTunes folder to an external drive because it is out-growing my available HD space on the Mini. MAN! I used to copy stuff in Terminal windows because the Finder was so slow. It isn't anymore! It's ripping through a 40GB file copy so fast I can actually see the progress bar move. I've never seen the Finder handle a large file copy so fast!

OK, I'm sold: Snow Leopard rocks.
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