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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted October 26, 2007 08:49      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy Leopard Day to all Mac users! (To others, Happy Pavarana Day, Angam Day, and St. Demetrius Day!)

I was going to wait to get it, especially since I still use Classic, but then I realized I have a Mac tower here it can go on, plus my mom has a MacBook. [evil] [Big Grin]

Who's gonna install it? Tell me your upgrade tales! Are you going to wait? Are you looking forward to cursing all weekend? [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 09:47      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm going to wait a bit. Not for fear of problems (although there is the old wisdom of waiting until at least the first patch is out), but rather because I have overindulged in many coslty things lately, and I can't seem to keep my monthly credit card bill below my self-imposed limit. (Even on months I am cautious, I will go on a spending spree in the last week, blowing my budget. It doesn't take much more than two versions of DDR to go from 5XX$ to 8XX$+ [crazy] )

So, as my actual version is doing good, I'll wait till I know if I'm going to Australia this winter or not. [Big Grin]

(Probably not, February is the month I use half my savings to buy RRSPs, and the other half I keep for taxes. [Frown] And, as I said, this year wasn't good on the saving side. [Frown] [Frown] )

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 12:08      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm getting it Monday, or maybe Tuesday as part of the up to date program since I bought a lovely black macbook last week. Walked past the Glasgow apple store tonight at 5.30 and there was a big queue, but I had to catch a train.
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 12:34      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just back from the Regent Street Apple Store, clutching my shiny copy of Leopard. [Smile]

I got there half an hour early, but I wasn't in time to get a t-shirt. But it was fun queuing up (duh... I'm British) and it was amazing how quickly they got people through the store. A few people had iPhones (either unlocked or just foreign visitors), so I got to play with one. Which was awesome.

I'm gonna install it on my shiny new HD (which also arrived today). It's very clever; it takes the place of my Superdrive in my MBP. So now I have two hard disks. The older, smaller one will probably be dedicated to Windows (for IE testing and games).

If it was this busy just for an OS release, I hate to think how far the queues will stretch in a fortnight with the release of the iPhone. I might have to get there a couple of hours early.

OK, off to install. Wish me luck!

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 13:52      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And here I am!

Awesome so far...

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 17:33      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We were planning to get the new cat via a new MacBook, but then our dear elder clublet decided to let us know she hasn't been brushing her teeth quite as well as she should, resulting in a large dental bill on the horizon. Between that and Christmas coming up I think we'll have to put our new hardware / Leopard plans on hold. Again. Grr.

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted October 26, 2007 18:50      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I got the first copy of Leopard in the Valley! wwooT!!! [Geek] [Geek]

that's sad, isn't it. [Razz]

....currently Leopardizing our mirror-drive door tower.

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 19:25      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yay!!! Got mine this morning at work. Got it installed in under 45 minutes. So far nothing's crashed..... Yet. ;-)
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 21:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm waiting for Service Pack 1. [Wink]

*cough* 10.5.2 *cough*

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2007 21:19      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Got an e-mail this afternoon that my "Up to Date" copy shipped. I took delivery of a new iMac on Monday but it did not include 10.5
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Icon 3 posted October 27, 2007 09:23      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Bibo... sweet, I tried out a new iMac last night... smoking!


Leopard: a few first impressions:
I installed Leopard on an unused machine. It's running on a dual 1.25 PowerPC G4 tower, it's nice and snappy.

The default desktop is nice. But it looks horrible with a million icons on it, like my desktop has. I can see why they've built-in a downloads folder. In a way, it may help people keep their desktop cleaner. [Razz]

Quick view rocks. [thumbsup]

Spaces: cool. 'bout time!

New dock... on the bottom: fun for a few seconds, but then you want to kill the reflections to save some space. I'm a "dock on the side" guy... Leopard's dock is too wide even on the side. I prefered Tiger's little triangle to Leopard's little light for open applications. The little light looks like one of the stars on the default desktop. [crazy]

I thought I would love stacks. I don't like stacks! I miss the Applications folder in the dock, and folders no longer look or act like folders. It's a two step process to get to them in the Finder from the dock. Grrrr. Read more about this here, in Matt Neuburg's Doing the Leopard Moan.
-end of dock rant. [Razz]

Cover view is gorgeous eyecandy, but I'm not too sure how usefull it will be IRL, especially with folders containing lots of items. Very cool though, it will sell lots of computers in the demos.

Networking is nice and easy... anything on the network just appears. That might be a drag is you have a large number of networked Macs around.

That's it for the first half hour impression. I'm going to transfer my PowerBook files and folders over to this Leopard machine to try out a real-life environment. Over and out for now.

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I was second in line (I've never done the "stand in line for a new product release" thing before) and purchased two copies -- one for my son-in-law (whose birthday is the 27th) and one for me. He has undoubtedly installed his already, but I run some specialized apps (like MacSpeech iListen) which aren't yet compatible with Leopard, so I'll have to wait before I install mine. I just wanted to have a copy purchased on the release day...and get a T-shirt. [Smile]

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Yay!

Although my plans to buy a family five-pack have been put on the shelf for now, our very old iMacs won't run Leopard. [crazy]

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