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Sounds like Snow Leopard is a major disaster

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ThingFish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 29, 2009 4:13 AM
Reading all the reports about SL here on this forum and on other forums I get the idea that most people are having all sorts of problems with it. Overheating CPU's and all other kinds of weird behaviour. I received my SL in the the mail today but have decided to wait with the installation until there's a stable upgrade.
I'd rather keep on running nice and trouble free on Leopard 10.5.8
Macmini 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • cecemf Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:15 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    this forum is made for people with issues so it's normal that all poste a negatif, I install 10.6 on 3 different mac and no issue at all !!!

    Mostly issue are coming fron uncompatible plug in software etc... not snow leopard ! and people should hvae check that they are compatible first !
     Aluminum iMac 20"+4Go+500Go+Radeon HD 2600 PRO+iPhone 3G (3.0) 16Go black; PS3, Mac OS X (10.6), Boot Camp with Windows 7 for playing games only !!!
  • Lazarus Long Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:22 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Nothing but a coupe of minor annoyances. Not even close to a disaster!
    Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, iMac,Macbook, iBook, Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:28 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    This kind of thing can happen with any minor system update, too... and you'll see a flurry of such posts following each and every single one. There hasn't been a minor update that hasn't had a bunch of people complaining that it ruined their computer. In almost all cases, there was something wrong with the computer to start with.

    Unless you're using software known not to be compatible with Snow Leopard, and as long as you have at least two good backups, there's no reason not to go ahead and install Snow Leopard.
    17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Noiseboy2006 Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:36 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    ThingFish wrote:
    Reading all the reports about SL here on this forum and on other forums I get the idea that most people are having all sorts of problems with it. Overheating CPU's and all other kinds of weird behaviour. I received my SL in the the mail today but have decided to wait with the installation until there's a stable upgrade.
    I'd rather keep on running nice and trouble free on Leopard 10.5.8


    We hear this every time a new OS comes along. I've been using Snow Leopard since June and I've had no major problems, even with the various beta builds.

    Pop into your local hospital and you'll see lots of sick people but it doesn't mean everyone in the world is dying.
    Intel iMac Core 2 Duo 17" 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3G
  • WiseJD Level 4 Level 4 (1,120 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:39 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I installed S.L. last night after having to go to FedX at 9:00pm because Apple required a non-direct signature. The box it came in was at least 5 times bigger than it needed to be. In any event I installed it right away, and in less than an hour it was running with no issues. I have used many of my applications and utilities this morning with no known issues.
    iMac 3.06ghz 24" 4g, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Lewisb1 Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:39 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I installed it last night. Took about 45 minutes. No hitches, blips or snags.

    I am pleased so far. I do notice an increase in speed, which is nice. As for anything else, all the same.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 150 GB
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:44 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Like Thomas said, you see this every time an update comes out or even a minor patch. Most people have no issues whatsoever if they do a little prep work.

    Prior to any update/new OS, I always do a backup to an external source, repair disk permissions and make sure that my machine is running properly. So far, every install has been flawless for me.
    MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G x 2, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • mgsylvestre Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:48 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I beg to differ.



    I never upgraded an OS so fast with so few problems. In fact, the only problem I have is that I can't get a Canon MX860 printer to work over a network yet, it has to be connected via USB (all other printers are ok and work over the network).



    The whole procedure took less than an hour per computer (obviously excluding the time necessary to do full backups).



    I upgraded from xp to Vista in another life. The "upgrade" took me more than half a day. Many things did not work properly after the upgrade. It took me months to recover thereafter and the whole process was incredibly frustrating, not to mention the cost of changing some components and the inordinate amount of time wasted. I had been unhappy and tired of wasting my time with Windows for a long period and this incident was one of the key elements which prompted me to switch.
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), iPod Touch, PCs
  • Randy Pozzi Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:01 AM (in response to mgsylvestre)
    No major disaster at all! I installed SL on one 2008 iMac and two 2008 Macbook Pros. Relatively fast install. SL printed wirelessly to my HP 2300 printer. SL printed wired to both my HP 3600 printers. The only issue I had was Weatherbug Lite disappeared off my toolbar and I reinstalled it. But, like most pros tell you, backup the old before installing the new.

    zoz
    iMac, iBook, MacBook Pro (2), iPods, iPhone G3s, Mac OS X (10.5.7), God bless Basset Hounds!
  • robbysoul Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:10 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    ThingFish, please first Install your SL DVD and then come back here and let us know your opinion.
    iMac 24 2.66 Ghz, 13' MacBook Pro, Ipod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Digital Dude Level 4 Level 4 (1,685 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:22 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    I’ve been using Macs since the very beginning in 1984 and I have always jumped right in. Granted, I haven’t always had a back up until the past few years and I have paid the price. These days, I wouldn’t attempt any significant update without two copies. So, if you don’t have a back up solution then I highly recommend you get one. You’ll be glad you did.
    Regards,
    ~DD
     2009 Quad 2.66 MBP Core Duo; AEBS; iPhone G3; iTouch, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • svaccarezza Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:24 AM (in response to ThingFish)
    Ditto the above. I installed SL in 45 min. It practically installed itself. No issues. Runs faster than before.
    imac and imac G4, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • FLHRCI02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:27 AM (in response to svaccarezza)
    My 1st install of family pack on my 2008 iMac froze during reboot. Had to turn off mac from power switch, then restart. Rest of install went OK. Seems to run much faster, especially Safari. Tried to start and run all my software and only saw one problem with Indigo 4, which vendor recognized already and is working on fix. This morning the mouse worked but keyboard did not - odd. Had to shut down and restart mac - like Windows!

    Installed on second mac, a 2008 white Macbook. No install problems. This my daughters mac, so we have parental controls turned on. Noticed that the parental control settings were all changed after upgrade. Reset them and checked it out. The Jabber window in iChat will not stay open and is not a choice on Window menu. She will use Gtalk over safari until resolved by Apple.

    Now on to a 2008 Macbook Air - the wife's. If this one goes bad I'm in trouble.
    iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
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