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  • PJB Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
    I installed SL on an external HD to test my peripherals and software before taking the plunge. Overall, I have noticed only one difficulty - so far, Transmission doesn't want to play ball. Other than that, no problems to report.
  • aussiedogs Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    You could have saved yourself a trip to fedex had you noted that apple offered you an online method for printing out a signature sheet to leave for the fedex guy. I did that and the disk was waiting when I got home.
    Maybe good to know for the next time.
  • ThingFish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I'm glad to hear that my worries are unfounded then. It's these 2 threads on this forum that got me all worried.

    All a lot of lies and nonsense then obviously. Posted by fear mongerers I guess.
  • sagalady Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I disagree. I've had one minor issue with connecting to the internet which was easily fixed. All apps run as usual with no issues at all. Boot up is significantly faster. I really mean significantly faster. I was sat here going "wow, that was fast!".

    So over all, I am very pleased with SL.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,935 points)
    Sounds like ThingFish is a troll.


  • jsamu50901 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Tried installation on three machines.

    MacPro, install OK, but Address Book now had quadruple entries for most cards. Had to delete about 1400 by hand.

    MacBook Pro, disaster. Three regular install attempts. Machine was like molasses. An erase (with Disk Utility) and clean install from 10.6 disk. On latter, had major problems importing data etc from back-up (the permissions were blocking me from a lot of stuff and I would have had to change hundreds of individual files—I am the Administrator, but couldn't do a group change). So back to 10.5.8 from my bootable back-up drive (did it once already, and all was OK, but then tried once again to install 10.6 and yet another disaster). Just waiting for the recovery from the bootable back-up drive.

    iMac. 10.6 installed OK but no printing on Epson printer, and simply could not connect to internet. Wiped drive clean and reinstalled old system from bootable back-up and all is running perfectly again.

    This 10.6 install is the worst I've seen since I started using a Mac in 1984. It is worse than the original Aperture, for which Apple finally gave a sizeable reimbursement.

    It is a huge disappointment and leaves me with some very big questions about the performance of the Apple system software people. We need a very big fix here.
  • ThingFish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Not a very nice thing to say devlin. Especially after the good natured and informative contact we have already had on this forum recently since I joined up here as a relatively new Mac user. A bit disappointed with your attitude to say the least.
  • ThingFish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Quote" Sounds like ThingFish is a troll." Unquote



    Not a very nice thing to say Devlin. Especially after the good natured and informative contact we have already had on this forum recently since I joined up here as a relatively new Mac user. A bit disappointed with your attitude to say the least.
  • ambarta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm sorry that some are having problems. It's frustration with that happens.

    I installed SL on three machines. MBP and 2 iMacs and it installed flawlessly! 1Password graciously offered an update to their beta 1Password 3 to keep things working and that has been flawless, as well.
  • Joey from Toronto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No disaster here! I created a separate partition for 10.6 on my MacBook, and all seems fine. So far, the only app that is broken is my Bento 1.0V2. Other-than-that, all my apps seem to work just fine. If this continues to be as positive an experience as it has been so far, I'll just purge my 10.5.8 partition soon. BTW, my MacBook, especially Safari, is noticeably faster in 10.6.
  • Esquared Level 5 Level 5 (4,300 points)
    Hoi ThingFish,

    The solution to your dilemma is quite simple. Make a fully functional backup of your startup disk (which is a wise idea anyway), upgrade and check things out for yourself. If the result is not good, revert to the backup.
  • TSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have also suffered with problems trying to install.
    My MBP ( earlier model 2007/8 ) got so hot it just kept shutting down. In the end i tried blowing cold air over it to get the install done but it got to 5 mins remaining and then i got the error message " Installer encountered an error that caused installation to software supplier for assistance" Yeah right... have you tried getting through to Apple at the minute?????
    Up to now i have been extremely happy with my Mac and Apple in general but this really is not acceptable for £179 (just for an upgrade). It definately seems Apple has screwed the pooch on this release and there seems to be an awful lot of unhappy users about.....we can't all be unlucky???
    My purchase will be getting returned on Monday for a refund as it is not fit for purpose.

    Come on Apple, sort your stuff out or people will get you confused with that other lot!!!!!
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,935 points)
    Well what do you call it when someone posts a comment that contains no question, has a title designed to provoke comment and a smug tag line that achieves nothing. Seems like a pretty good example of trolling to me.

    What was your post designed to achieve? Why did you post it? How does it cohere with the terms of use you agreed to when you signed up? Specifically, how does your post fall under

    Post constructive comments and questions. Unless otherwise noted, your Submission should either be a technical support question or a technical support answer.


  • Spookola Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
    Actually, Noiseboy2006, everyone in the world IS dying. Sorry.

    Did I see here in Australia that Apple only charge $39 for the upgrade? Unlike Microsoft's upgrade pricing tactics...

    Message was edited by: Spookola
  • Ancient_One Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Did a clean/fresh install. Erase, partition and install. Took about 30 mins. Software update one item ARD. Repaired permissions, only item is SUID relating to ARD. Printed to my USB HP 1022 right out of the box. Imported Address Book, iCal, bookmarks. Installed iWork and iLife 09. One third party app checkbook. Noticeably faster than 10.5.8. Some slight changes in the interface and eye candy I personally do not care for, but it JUST WORKS. Best $$ I have spent. Oh, iTouch, shuffle, and iPhone all sync just fine first try. My suggestion is back up data and go for it. The board here is good for you to see what problems others may be having and to give you a feel for what software may not work and what hardware may not be happy. You will very rarely see the success stories.

    Steve H
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