Snow Leopard out Friday.

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by StolenThunder, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

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    I expect those who would be early adopters already know from other sources by now, but Snow Leopard has been given a date and will be with you by Friday if you pre-order.

    I'll probably order this week. I'm happy with 10.5 but the shiny and new is attractive. Being a (relatively) recent convert I've never updated OSX so I'm hoping the upgrade is easy work.
     
  2. MetroKid

    MetroKid Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    With past Versions of OSX, you had three choices for installing. Erase and Install, Archive and Install, or Upgrade*.

    Don't know how it will work this time given the special nature of Snow Leopard among the OS X family


    *As easy as Upgrade sounded, certain 3rd party apps had the potential to break the upgrade process to Leopard, so the general consensus among the Mac Community was that Archive and Install was the best option as it gave you a squeaky clean install but made transferring you data over a snap (as it was still on your hard drive)
     
  3. Twilight

    Twilight Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I just pre-ordered now - it's pretty cool that it'll still be here by Friday, that's a pretty quick turnaround.

    Equally astonishing is that an OS was released EARLIER than had previously been announced. Astonishing. I'd have not been surprised at all had it been delayed.
     
  4. Verteron

    Verteron Lux in tenebris lucet Premium Member

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    I find it interesting that both Microsoft and Apple have essentially taken the same strategy in the last 18 months - i.e. take their existing operating systems (Vista and Leopard) and make them stronger, better, faster, etc., sorting out the bugs and issues with the user experience but adding very little in the way of 'revolutionary' features.

    Microsoft certainly had more to do (Vista being the pig that it was, although admittedly they made a solid start with the fixes and improvements in the service packs) but it's looking like Windows 7 and Snow Leopard and both going to be very solid releases for their respective platforms, but I find it hard to get massively excited about either of them.
     
  5. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Pretty sure they only offer Upgrade now. I know they removed the choice of options; supposedly Archive and Install was the only option now, but if my old installation was archived, I can't find it to kill it.
     
  6. drasche

    drasche Captain Captain

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    Ars Technica delivered an excellent review about the new beast: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars/ (I still have 9 pages to go)

    I'll buy it but I'm not in a hurry. As usual, I'll let the most enthusiastic users try it first. Plus there's quite a rush to get SL so it can't be found easily at the nearest store.