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  # 251989 31-Aug-2009 16:52
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My upgrade also was pretty smooth. New (UGLY) Quicktime player freaks out when I attempt to play a 720p avi file, corrupted blocks of video show on both built in and external display (iMac 2 GHz Core 2 Duo).
Seems to be ok with regular SD avis. New Quicktime icon is ugly! Quicktime application has NO preferences, Quicktime Preference Pane has gone too. Will stick with VLC for Extended Controls and scroll wheel volume control etc.
Otherwise I am quite underwhelmed. Unit does shut down very quickly, and booting is just noticeably faster.
"Desktop" icon in Finder sidebar has lost the nice icon. Time Machine backs are quick as.

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  # 252002 31-Aug-2009 17:25
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I had QT Pro before Snow Leper.

Is there any major loss (apart from the fact that they ripped me off only a few months before SL came out!) from that to the SL version of QT?





 
 
 
 


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  # 252008 31-Aug-2009 17:49
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QT X is a complete rewrite and lacks most of the functionality in QT Pro. If you do an upgrade from Leopard then you'll retain QT 7 Pro. If you do a clean install then you can select to install QT 7 by customising the installation. Both 7 and X can coexist.

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  # 252011 31-Aug-2009 17:54
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That is interesting!

Where would QT & Pro be now then? It does not show in Apps and I did an upgrade from Leopard.

Is it hiding somewhere?





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  # 252012 31-Aug-2009 17:55
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Oh - found it using Spotlight. Doh!





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The main issue I have with QT-X is the removal of the "Save as..." option in QT7-Pro which made it a lot simpler to save videos off the internet to disk. The cost of Pro was pretty prohibitive (especially in older versions when you needed the Pro version just for fullscreen video playback), but it does have a couple of useful features (stripping tracks, quick & dirty video-splicing etc). Maybe they want to push people onto using the heinously pricey Final Cut instead? iMovie seems to be missing chunks.

For now, at least they let it co-exist in the Utils folder.

If the machine has a 32bit EFI then you can't run a 64bit kernel. The current plastic macbook has 64-bit CPU and EFI, but has been blocked from 64bit kernel. This isn't exactly a big deal as about the only real difference is access to more than 4GB RAM, which the hardware doesn't support anyway, but it's nice to have one more "Intel (64-bit)" entry in Activity Monitor :)

After using it for a couple of days, everything (Apple apps at least) are much snappier. A lot of the 32-bit apps still work fine but seem to feel a bit sluggish graphically. (I use Pixelmator a fair bit which probably is a bad test as it uses a fair bit of background graphics accelerating trickery to get things done).


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  # 252249 1-Sep-2009 14:50
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My Mac Pro tower is a dual 3.0 Xeon, build version 1,1 and I think it is 32 bit EFI.

However, as the software is "settling down" (funny how it always seems to need a day or two to do that, I think!) it is indeed much snappier.

Especially snappy is start up - from log-in to icons being ready to go is noticeably better.





 
 
 
 


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  # 252640 2-Sep-2009 16:16
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Everything went great but Nullriver Media link wont work. It connects , but it keeps telling me no files found




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  # 252679 2-Sep-2009 17:40
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anyone notice better battery life? 





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  # 252756 2-Sep-2009 21:31
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Installed 10.6 today (clean install). My Sony Ericsson phone will no longer talk to iSync and I get an error when trying to use my supported-out-of-the-box-in-10.5 HP printer (it tries to download drivers and fails). On the other hand, Apple has finally fixed a bug that I reported four years ago.

I'll update this post as I find more...


Update: iSync issue fixed. For some reason the /Library/PhonePlugins directory had the wrong permissions. I gave admin Read & Write and now it's working.

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  # 252760 2-Sep-2009 21:43
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What model HP printer is it?

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  # 252761 2-Sep-2009 21:54
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Loving SL so far, definitely feels faster on my late 2008 MBP.
Waiting for the new iStat update right now, and 1Password 2 doesn't work in 64-bit Safari, you have to tell it to run in 32-bit mode, although I haven't noticed any downsides to this yet.
Vuze works fine for me, not sure why it was broken for one person. I think it likes being in the root Applications folder...

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  # 252765 2-Sep-2009 22:05
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corksta: What model HP printer is it?



Deskjet F2235.

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  # 252783 2-Sep-2009 23:05
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Behodar:
corksta: What model HP printer is it?



Deskjet F2235.



You might already be aware of this but it's not on this list here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669 with their suggestion being the standard line of visiting HP's website for any updates, however they do give details of a second option for getting it to work so maybe give that a go until an updated driver is released.




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I have a Mac pro laptop (intel duo core 2.0) and an Imac 3.0x which I loaded from a family licensed copy of SL 10.6.  So far following the instructions as displayed on screen, I have had to wipe out my hard drive and install SL 10.6 as a clean install.  


My Imac has suddenly become unstable and in some cases such as using parallels desktop it causes the entire system to become unstable. Both sides OS and windows Vista Ultimate ignore dock clicks, and windows start up commands.   For apple programs such as itunes, the finder, and address book they either won't come up or become unresponsive after opening Parallels something which I never had a problem with prior to the SL install.   The speed at which Safari opens and operates is amazing but so far it seems its at the cost of stability of the entire system.  My IMAC is the latest greatest as far as hardware for an IMAC so its not that the hardware on the lap top is old.  The guys at the apple store told my that if I had leopard on the machine and it worked well that there wouldn't be a problem. The guys at the apple store were wrong in both cases.  


My suggestion is like most upgrades wait a few months until they get the bugs out.  You'll  be glad.  I love apple but I feel (for the first time) that I have been mislead on the Snow Leopard upgrade.  so for now its just a waiting game till the updates come out.

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