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post #1 of 134
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I haven't picked it up yet (going out right now!), but I thought I might as well start a thread about Leopard, since the two other relevant threads are either long and mostly on different topics or have a long-obsolete title.

Mac users, share your impressions of Leopard!
post #2 of 134
I've installed it on five of my machines without a hitch. I think it's the biggest OSX update yet. Time machine is a great thing to have.

See ya
Steve
post #3 of 134
Apple lied to me. They said they'd deliver on Friday.

It's not here.
post #4 of 134
I was there right when my university's computer store opened, but alas there was already a bit of a lineup and they'd already sold out by the time I got to the till. (Apparently they had gotten a lot of preorders, which took a chunk out of their first shipment.) Darn!! They said they'd have more on Monday though.
post #5 of 134
I have it. It rocks. OBVIOUSLY. haha. anyone that posts in here will probably be a fanboy so opinions will not be unbiased. Oh well.
post #6 of 134
Yesterday I walked by one of the local Apple dealers, on my way home from work.
It was 5 minutes passed the release time (6:05pm local time), and I expected 'some' people. But the place was just insane crowded, with a long cue down the road, so I just went on.

Will pick up Leo the upcoming Monday instead.
post #7 of 134
I've had a couple of issues with wifi dropping, but I reset the AirPort and it works now.

Six comps altogether running Leopard. All happy. Time Machine works flawlessly. The new DVD player is better, but still not perfect. Coverflow for the Finder works good, but not all of my image files have custom icons, so it really doesn't make that much of a difference. iChat is a huge improvement. The new dock is ok, but the little light below the icon to indicate it's in use is too subtle for my eyes. Spaces work really well, but I haven't set up more than one of them yet.

See ya
Steve
post #8 of 134
I'm interested. As a long-time Windows XP user, I was wondering whether now is the time to switch to Apple or play devil's dice with Vista Only one problem... I have three NTFS-formatted external hard drives. Can Leopard read/write NTFS?
post #9 of 134
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
I'm interested. As a long-time Windows XP user, I was wondering whether now is the time to switch to Apple or play devil's dice with Vista Only one problem... I have three NTFS-formatted external hard drives. Can Leopard read/write NTFS?
I switched to apple about a yr and 1/2 ago. My only complaint is that if you use windows at work you will hate using your computer at work. Other than that it was a great move. I ordered Leo last night- hopefully have it by wednesday.
post #10 of 134
so far so good as steve mentioned the airport had to be reset and the
printer had to be reset using the included drivers and cover flow rocks
finder is better all around its better took 1 hour to load.have not tried
time machine as i use the ae to handle printer and hard drive and was
told it would not work.
post #11 of 134
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
I'm interested. As a long-time Windows XP user, I was wondering whether now is the time to switch to Apple or play devil's dice with Vista Only one problem... I have three NTFS-formatted external hard drives. Can Leopard read/write NTFS?
No, if you want something that will work between Windows and OS X you'd need to use FAT32. This wont work if you have single files larger than 4gb though. I repair computers and use a Mac, so I had to go with FAT32 on my portable hard drive.

Edit: Amazon shipped my copy of Leopard today, should have it by Tuesday!
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
I'm interested. As a long-time Windows XP user, I was wondering whether now is the time to switch to Apple or play devil's dice with Vista Only one problem... I have three NTFS-formatted external hard drives. Can Leopard read/write NTFS?
Reading NTFS is no problem. That works fine. I haven't seen a definite answer about whether Leopard can write to NTFS. I thought it was supposed to (i.e. they were integrating the writing code from NTFS-3G from the Linux world), but someone who's installed Leopard (I haven't yet) would have to confirm.
post #13 of 134
Installed Leopard, iLife '08, and iWork '08 this afternoon. (...and all of the ten or so patches for all of the above...) So far I'm loving them all. Everything works; internet access, printing, peripherals, microsoft office, and all of the other software that I use. I'm a happy camper trying out the new features. Made a new back-up of everything with "Time Machine." I love "Spaces" and "Stacking." Cosmetic changes are positive and look pretty cool. I'm glad I got it. I expected some initial problems but there were absolutely none...
post #14 of 134
Overall, what is the biggest and best change that they made?

Time-Machine is great, but I don't want to have an external drive plugged into my laptop, otherwise I would love that feature.
post #15 of 134
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Time-Machine is great, but I don't want to have an external drive plugged into my laptop, otherwise I would love that feature.
FYI, you don't actually have to have the external drive plugged in all the time. When the drive is not connected, Time Machine keeps a list of all the FSevents that would have triggered a backup, then next time you connect the external drive (when you come home from work, once a week, whatever), it pushes out incremental versions of all the files that have changed.
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