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#40469 28-Aug-2009 22:28
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kindly share your experience good/bad...

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  #251554 29-Aug-2009 14:35
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Haven't used it for long...

So far been focusing on application compatibilities - 2 failed to work already: MenuMeters and X-Lite.

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  #251571 29-Aug-2009 16:21
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received today. Just installed. Completed within 50 minutes. Followed the easy instructions and crossed my fingers that the upgrade did not lose any info. Dont panic when the screen goes black about 15 minutes into the upgrade. It then reboots.

Easy as upgrade. No issues, nothing lost.

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  #251683 30-Aug-2009 09:54
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Installation was fine, and so far applications are running much better than under Leopard. Safari, iTunes and iPhoto all load almost instantly on my early 2008 Black MacBook.

However, there is ONE BIG PROBLEM! Torrents are almost dead. I normally run Vuze, and have been lucky to get more than 1-2 k/bs when trying to download files with high numbers of seeds. Thinking this might be a Vuze problem I've downloaded uTorrent, which is slightly better but is still really struggling. The other really odd thing is that when using either program, web surfing in Safari or trying to connect to MSN is a no go, even though Vuze or uTorrent is downloading at a few k/bs. VERY ANNOYING!



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  #251720 30-Aug-2009 12:54
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Snow Leopard compatibility list

http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/
Have fun

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  #251818 30-Aug-2009 22:27
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anyone here used mac office 2008? any problem after upgrading to snow leopard?

 

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  #251820 30-Aug-2009 22:34
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MSO2008 works fine in my SL.

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  #251882 31-Aug-2009 09:18
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Can't seem to send mail through Orcon with Snow leopard.

I can send mail with other accounts (Gmail, Me) and Orcon works fine sending with identical settings on another laptop running Leopard.

Receiving works fine tho



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  #251883 31-Aug-2009 09:20
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I have had only minor issues so far.

On my Mac Pro (v1,1 dual Xeon 3Ghz) I have a strange website issue: being a Pom, I often read the newspaper websites from the UK (and also because I like actual news rather than info about cats up trees in Timaru...!) and often The Times website. They have comment sections on the stories which I write in sometimes.
Safari 4 before SL - all good. Safari 4 after SL - comments have vanished, although page layout looks fine. Comments are still there somewhere, because if I look at the website on my iPhone I can see them!

On my MBP: the Safari icon in the dock was not automatically replaced with the new 64 bit Safari 4 and so would not launch until I manually deleted it and dragged the new one from the Apps folder.

That's it so far - oh, also had some ECC errors on one RAM module but I do not know if they were there before or not as I had not looked for a wee while.





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  #251898 31-Aug-2009 10:17
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fixed the problem after testing with another mail program (entourage) which worked fine. Turns out rebuilding the mailbox worked.

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  #251901 31-Aug-2009 10:28
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The Times website issue is not a SL issue - it is now posted as a known issue on their website.





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  #251906 31-Aug-2009 10:33
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Kenno: Can't seem to send mail through Orcon with Snow leopard.

I can send mail with other accounts (Gmail, Me) and Orcon works fine sending with identical settings on another laptop running Leopard.

Receiving works fine tho


Force the email client to use port 25

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  #251946 31-Aug-2009 12:50
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I did a "clean" install and then restored my apps/prefs etc. from a Time Machine backup. No issues other than iStat not working and they've promised an update very soon.

Very pleased that my wireless _finally_ behaves correctly, and the machine actually shuts down properly now rather than needing a forced power-off every other time. Only using an old early-2008 plastic macbook, but it feels a bit snappier. (Not so sure about Apples deliberate disabling of 64-bit kernel on Macbooks though, irrespective of them meeting the requirements).

Startup 39s, shutdown 4.9s. Both comparable to my WinXP Desktop machine.

I recommend the free "AppFresh" program which checks all installed applications for updates and installs them if wanted. It saves a lot of mucking around.

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  #251948 31-Aug-2009 12:55
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aperfectcircle:
However, there is ONE BIG PROBLEM! Torrents are almost dead. I normally run Vuze, and have been lucky to get more than 1-2 k/bs when trying to download files with high numbers of seeds. Thinking this might be a Vuze problem I've downloaded uTorrent, which is slightly better but is still really struggling. The other really odd thing is that when using either program, web surfing in Safari or trying to connect to MSN is a no go, even though Vuze or uTorrent is downloading at a few k/bs. VERY ANNOYING!


I got something down with Transmission at ~600KB/sec, no issues there. Check that it hasn't reset the preferences and is now trying to use a port that isn't open on your router.

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  #251954 31-Aug-2009 13:10
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Apple have certainly caused some confusion with the 64 bit v 32 bit kernel thing, judging from the web chatter.

My Mac Pro dual Xeon 3.0 (v1,1) seems to have only 32 bit EFI capability so I don't think it will load a 64 bit kernel (although I admit that is slightly more complex than my comfort zone) but as far as I can tell, unless I plan on installing an amount of RAM that would cost as much as a small car, it won't make the slightest difference.

It zips along pretty quick with everything - I can't really say that I expect speed to be an issue for my workflow any time before I replace the machine in 3 years or so.





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  #251956 31-Aug-2009 13:21
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Upgrade was smooth. The only issue I've encountered is Safari Adblock no longer runs which isn't surprising.

Applications are a litle more snappy. Feels a bit like I've had a processor upgrade.

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