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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:02 AM   #126
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The equivalent of MS re-releasing windows XP, I can just imagin the comments.


It just goes to show how little apple improved its OS since then.
No. It's the equivalent of MS re-selling XP on their online store. It just shows that there are still people on Leopard who cannot buy ML because they can't buy SL through the online store.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:47 AM   #127
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Unlikely iTunes 11 will support anything less than 10.8 *quite likely it uses APIs that are not available in older versions.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:50 AM   #128
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Thank you!

I'm still using it on all my Macs.

For Front Row, Spaces and its greater battery life on my MBP.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:55 AM   #129
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My 2cents:

For me, SL ist THE working environment. I use my computer mainly for work. And SL helps me do it just the way I need. I do programming, designing, administration, scientific stuff, ... Everything is pretty perfect.

I bought a new Computer when Lion came out and I boucht one when ML came. Because I need to test my software on different systems. And buying a new computer is just the most hassle-free way to do that. They sit somewhere on my desk and are used maybe two times a month. They are testing machines. Working with them? Hell no!

There are some things though, which I would like to have in SL: Vertical window resize, the newest Safari without the upload-bug and maybe the new less-rounded buttons. But thats pretty much it. App store is ok too. Helps me find out what my competitors are doing. But it's already there in SL, so why bother.

We'll see what 10.9 will be. SL had so many great features for me as a programmer. Let's hope 10.9 will be more like that.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM   #130
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My 2cents:

For me, SL ist THE working environment. I use my computer mainly for work. And SL helps me do it just the way I need. I do programming, designing, administration, scientific stuff, ... Everything is pretty perfect.

I bought a new Computer when Lion came out and I boucht one when ML came. Because I need to test my software on different systems. And buying a new computer is just the most hassle-free way to do that. They sit somewhere on my desk and are used maybe two times a month. They are testing machines. Working with them? Hell no!

There are some things though, which I would like to have in SL: Vertical window resize, the newest Safari without the upload-bug and maybe the new less-rounded buttons. But thats pretty much it. App store is ok too. Helps me find out what my competitors are doing. But it's already there in SL, so why bother.

We'll see what 10.9 will be. SL had so many great features for me as a programmer. Let's hope 10.9 will be more like that.
Interesting. As a developer, there's nothing that I could do in SL that I can't do in ML, at least for how I work.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:44 AM   #131
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Yes! That's how I feel as well. In fact, I tried to upgrade my 5-year-old iMac with 4GB RAM and 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo and it brought it to its knees. I had to downgrade back to Snow Leopard
Exactly the same experience for me. I'm still on SL and am not looking forward to leaving it behind when I finally need to replace my 2007 MBP
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:21 AM   #132
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Snow Leopard felt more efficient and refined than Lion and Mountain Lion, but I do like some of the new features that were added in Lion and Mountain Lion.

Wasn't Bertrand Serlet the main guy behind Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard? Shame he left.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:51 AM   #133
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About this release...

Hi!

Can anyone tell me if this is a complete release of Snow Leopard - 10.6.8, including every security and other updates - or just a re-release of 10.6, or 10.6.3?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:05 PM   #134
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Snow Leopard felt more efficient and refined than Lion and Mountain Lion, but I do like some of the new features that were added in Lion and Mountain Lion.

Wasn't Bertrand Serlet the main guy behind Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard? Shame he left.
There was also speculations that he was either forced to leave Apple... or voluntarily left after seeing the skewed future of Mac OS X - what is now Lion and Mountain Lion...
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:16 PM   #135
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Can anyone tell me if this is a complete release of Snow Leopard - 10.6.8, including every security and other updates - or just a re-release of 10.6, or 10.6.3?

Thanks!
It's most likely 10.6.6 or above as that's when the Mac App Store came to fruition.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:32 PM   #136
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10.6.8 is still Apple's best OS. Lion and Mountain Lion are just bloatware that went through the iPadification process. I'm not 'upgrading' to any new release of OS X until they improve on performance and stability and bring back Expose to what it used to be. Also, get rid of versions.
For someone who doesn't seem to use Lion or Mountain Lion, you sure have drawn a solid conclusion, eh?

I am running Mountain Lion on my 2007 Mac Book Pro and it runs great. No performance problems, things actually improved for the most part. Stability is rock solid.

As for Expose, Lion's version was the first that I actually understand. It works as I always expected it to work. I found the previous version awkward and confusing to use, and therefore rarely used it.

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Snow Leopard felt more efficient and refined than Lion and Mountain Lion, but I do like some of the new features that were added in Lion and Mountain Lion.

Wasn't Bertrand Serlet the main guy behind Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard? Shame he left.
I saw Bertrand sitting in the audience of the latest keynote, so he's still involved in Apple in some fashion.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:36 PM   #137
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I saw Bertrand sitting in the audience of the latest keynote, so he's still involved in Apple in some fashion.

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I saw that as well. Doesn't mean that he still works for them in some capacity, he could have just been there as a guest. Seems like he's on good terms though.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:03 PM   #138
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I am currently on a 2009 MBP running 10.5.8 and have been getting tons of messages from different software and browsers that I am no longer receiving updates for because they don't support my OS any more, so I am happy that they finally brought this back to the online store.

However, my problem is that my superdrive stopped working for absolutely no reason, so I won't be able to install this via the DVD. Is there any other way to boot this? Perhaps through an external hard drive or thumb drive?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:34 PM   #139
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I am currently on a 2009 MBP running 10.5.8 and have been getting tons of messages from different software and browsers that I am no longer receiving updates for because they don't support my OS any more, so I am happy that they finally brought this back to the online store.

However, my problem is that my superdrive stopped working for absolutely no reason, so I won't be able to install this via the DVD. Is there any other way to boot this? Perhaps through an external hard drive or thumb drive?
"Opera for Mac" still supports OS X 10.5. It's not so polished like Safari, but with some add ons like reading list and so on, it has the same functionality.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:44 PM   #140
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It's most likely 10.6.6 or above as that's when the Mac App Store came to fruition.
I wouldn't count on it.
10.6.3 was the Retail DVD shipped with the latest Mac Box Set.

I think Apple has plenty "10.6.3" DVD's left and as this OS is available ONLY so that you legitimately buy OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion.
Apple probably won't be doing any work to release a higher version of it.

You update to 10.6.6 or higher yourself, and you buy 10.8.

It's NOT there so that users can use an old OS as some on these forums seem to want...
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:51 PM   #141
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Glad Snow Leopard is back!

I am very happy that Apple returned OS X 10.6 to the shelves, simply the best OS X ever. To me it was a very reliable and stable operating system and very Mac oriented compared to the two next releases (Lion and Mountain Lion).

To be fair I hated OS X Lion on my MacBook Pro because of its annoying bugs with the nvidia 330m processor. Thankfully, in Mountain Lion Apple fixed the Nvidia issues and actually reverted some settings that were default in OS X Lion and this to some extent has made me believe that OS X Mountain Lion is the second or third best release of OS X and to me it is (OS X 10.8) the spiritual "Snow Leopard" of OS X Lion.

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Wasn't Bertrand Serlet the main guy behind Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard? Shame he left.
Yes, Bertrand was the head of all Mac OS X versions until 10.6, he also was the head of NeXTStep on NeXT. I think too is a shame he left, if I were Tim Cook I would bring him back on board of the OS X development team. I wonder what he would say about the new annual release cycle for OS X, I strongly prefer a 2-3 year development cycle for an OS in order to iron out any issues with it.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:01 PM   #142
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I wouldn't count on it.
10.6.3 was the Retail DVD shipped with the latest Mac Box Set.

I think Apple has plenty "10.6.3" DVD's left and as this OS is available ONLY so that you legitimately buy OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion.
Apple probably won't be doing any work to release a higher version of it.

You update to 10.6.6 or higher yourself, and you buy 10.8.

It's NOT there so that users can use an old OS as some on these forums seem to want...
You could be right. Luckily the updates are pretty easy.

I'm just letting these "Snow Leopard rules" people have their moment. I was here when SL came out and got trashed for having no features. Ahhhhh Nostalgia is grand isn't it?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:14 PM   #143
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I'm just letting these "Snow Leopard rules" people have their moment. I was here when SL came out and got trashed for having no features. Ahhhhh Nostalgia is grand isn't it?
LOL, indeed I remember that too.
10.5.8 was everything!

BTW, the same happened to 10.4.11....
For many Tiger was the best OS ever.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:17 PM   #144
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The best of Snow Leopard is that it runs Freehand. Illustrator stays a mess as long as it has 6 different pointer-tools, and because of its internal data-structure, it does not allow the great almighty triangle connector points. The vector point that rules them all. If you want to make perfect fonts and logo's you can't do without the triangle.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:31 PM   #145
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Bring back Lion too! You can run into similar issues when reinstalling OS X 10.7.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:34 PM   #146
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Can anyone tell me if this is a complete release of Snow Leopard - 10.6.8, including every security and other updates - or just a re-release of 10.6, or 10.6.3?

Thanks!
According to the tonymac site it's 10.6.3. Read HERE

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Just a quick FYI,

These are Version 10.6.8
(EDIT: Correction.. After Physically verifying the disks I received, it is indeed 10.6.3. The "Genius" on the phone misinformed me.. see follow-up post)
It was still available from Apple if you called Apple and placed a phone order.
I Ordered 2 back on Sept 29th for the $19.99 price with free shipping plus tax.

The woman that took my order said it was still a hot seller and wishes they didn't take it off the webpage or out of the stores.
She had stated that many people with older macs cant find their install media that came with their systems.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:21 PM   #147
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And half is far from reality

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-mon...210-201210-bar

try 20%
According to your link, XP is nearer 30% (27% of all operating systems, but slightly above 30% of Windows operating systems).
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:28 PM   #148
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You could be right. Luckily the updates are pretty easy.

I'm just letting these "Snow Leopard rules" people have their moment. I was here when SL came out and got trashed for having no features. Ahhhhh Nostalgia is grand isn't it?
Yeah, and I remember many people, myself included praising Snow Leopard when it came out not for its features but for its optimization. Ahhhh Nostalgia is grand isn't it?
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Yeah, and I remember many people, myself included praising Snow Leopard when it came out not for its features but for its optimization. Ahhhh Nostalgia is grand isn't it?
I wasn't complaining either. Optimizations are good, in fact Mountain Lion is an optimized Lion IMO.

For laughs and historical context.

Anyone else think Snow Leopard Sucks?

Once Snow Leopard hits there are going to be tons of complaining threads...

Could Snow Leopard Be Apples Vista?

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Safari seems snappier....





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