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Old 10-23-07, 10:16 PM
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Anyone buying OS X "Leopard" this weekend?

The Apple Stores are closing from 4-6pm Friday to setup for the launch. O'm not sure I'm nerdy enough to wait in line or show up at 6. But I might show up before they close Friday.

I'm salivating thinking about it.

OOOOOOOOOOOH!
Old 10-23-07, 10:32 PM
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preordered the family pack from amazon - 10.00 off, no tax, free shipping. i can wait a few days.

i cannot wait as well.
Old 10-23-07, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kms_md
i can wait a few days.

i cannot wait as well.
so what is it? can you wait or can't you?
Old 10-23-07, 11:42 PM
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I preordered from Apple. My Mac is so new that I haven't gotten used to seeing what I have yet!
Old 10-24-07, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Brent_MN
so what is it? can you wait or can't you?

a little of both, i guess. i will be trolling all the usual sites over the weekend to see what the typical installation and user experience is.
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I also pre-ordered from Amazon. I rarely have time on the weekends to do something like an OS update as I am processing other computer files for time sensitive jobs.

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Pre-ordered direct with Apple. Just don't know when I'll get it...order status at the store lists the following:

Ships by: DELIVERS ON OCTOBER 26TH

Hmmm...does that mean it goes out for delivery on the 26th? Or that I will receive delivery on the 26th? Oh well, I'll find out soon enough I guess.
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I bet you'll have it by the 26th.
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Got it on the way... Do Mac OS upgrades typically go smoother than the Windows upgrades? After each Windows upgrade, Ive basically had to go out and get new computers and since my iMac is only a few months old, I dont want to have to do that.
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I've never had a problem upgrading a Mac OS.

I think I'm going to go in with a co-worker on a family pack, since I really only need two licenses. Not in a huge rush to get it this weekend though. I still need to get the new iLife, and I'll want that first anyway.
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
Got it on the way... Do Mac OS upgrades typically go smoother than the Windows upgrades? After each Windows upgrade, Ive basically had to go out and get new computers and since my iMac is only a few months old, I dont want to have to do that.
If your iMac is only a few months old, you should have no problems at all. And yes, they typically go much easier than Windows upgrades. At the end of Apple's Leopard Guided Tour on their website, it explains the upgrade...it's pretty much double click, enter your password, and let it do it's thing, then you're done. Pretty simple really. I always go to the Utilities folder and use the Disk Utility to "repair permissions" on my hard drive after doing anything like this to make sure I don't have any problems.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/guidedtour/large.html

(check the last few minutes for upgrade procedure)
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I'll be getting it.

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Old 10-26-07, 12:49 AM
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I pre-ordered my copy from Apple. They are shipping this priority overnight and I should get it Friday morning.
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I am off work today (not for this LOL although I am sure some are) and it arrived around 9:30. Havent installed yet.
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I'm getting it, though I likely won't install it for a week or two.

Just when I've had a Mac for long enough to get used to Tiger, now comes Leopard. At least I've fallen in love with the Mac already (MacBook Pro 15" 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo)
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I've waited on buying my iMac til Leopard was released
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Well it's installed. The first Time Machine Back up on my external HD froze everything. Pissed me off, but it should be a cool feature. If it freezes again I will turn it off. I love the coverflow for photos.
Old 10-27-07, 12:11 AM
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Just put it on my aging 1ghz g4 imac with 768mb ram. Seems slower but I seem to recall Tiger was slow the first few boot until I opened up all the apps, etc. Still though having been through the classic Mac OS and the 10.0 switch (which was terribly slow but I still used it) this seems ok by me.
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Originally Posted by Cardiff Giant
Seems slower but I seem to recall Tiger was slow the first few boot until I opened up all the apps, etc.
This is likely because Spotlight re-indexes all your drives and sometimes that can take a while, which can cause things to feel sluggish.
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Oh dang, this is awesome. The transparent menu bar is cool right out of the gate.

My install was soo easy. Yeah, select English, Accept the Agreement.... and less than an hour later. That's it. Safari even remembered the last webpage I was at before I upgraded. Woo!

By the way, I'm told that Apple doesn't really care if you use one license on multiple machines. Try it. You don't have to "activate" you OS like some other operating systems. Apple doesn't have a call center just for reinstalls in India like some other software conglomerates.

I was talking to one of my longtime Apple user friends, and asked him if I should buy the family pack...and he called me an "Apple noob" and told me what I just told you.

Or something like that.

Anyways, initial impressions.... Spaces is awesome. Cover flow is awesome. Quick Look is awesome. jpeg icons on my desktop actually being a thumbnail....nice.

and oh, screen saver....MOSAIC. cool as hell. try it out.
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Well that violates the terms of the license agreement. As someone on a Mac board I was reading said, "The first rule about Fight Club is..."

But just remember, Apple is a hardware company. Make sense?
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spotlight indexing stopped finally on my machine and it's better but still a bit slower. Also, i absolutely HATE stacks and the fact that the hierachal folders in the dock feature is gone. They need to get that back as I used that extensively. Stacks is just a fancy looking but ultimately poor replacement for that.
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I cant get the new effects in photo booth to work right.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000
Well that violates the terms of the license agreement. As someone on a Mac board I was reading said, "The first rule about Fight Club is..."

But just remember, Apple is a hardware company. Make sense?
understood.
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Bought it this afternoon along with a copy of XP to crack open should Leopard install and run.

Backed up my music on 3 DVDs; apps and documents on 1 dual layer DVD.

Going to be installing it when I get back from the store.

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