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Old Dec 30, 2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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For those who've held off buying Leopard...10.5.2 update

...what would it take in the 10.5.2 update to make you finally take the plunge and buy the upgrade?

I just got my Mac last summer, so I'm still running Tiger. Mostly no complaints there. I haven't upgraded yet for several reasons, probably the biggest among them the incompatibilities with Adobe's CS3 design suite (I'm a design student so it's a deal-breaker). Other than that, I just don't see the benefit in spending the $69 to upgrade. Speed? I find Tiger plenty fast, especially with 4GB of ram. Redesigned interface? Personally I find the design changes in the menu bar and dock to be horrid; any OS that requires me to do some extra work to make the interface tolerable is one that wasn't ready to be released. New features? I really can't see myself using any of them, except maybe Time Machine. Even that's just a convenience though, currently I backup my files manually. I don't see the benefit of Spaces, and "stacks" seem like a downgrade from putting folders in the dock in Tiger.

So I guess for me, Apple'd have to fix Leopard's incompatibilities with CS3 first (more accurately, Adobe needs to release a fix). It would be nice if they'd fix the finder bar transparency and dock in the 10.5.2. I probably still wouldn't upgrade though; it'll take an application that requires Leopard for me to upgrade, or a marked improvement in productivity. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Some of you might be disagreeable at this point so without further ado, KITTENS!
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'd need all bugs to be fixed. Literally, all of them. I'd expect the OS to run as smoothly as Tiger on my Macbook, without a single extra error. If that's not possible in 10.5.2, that's too bad for Apple; I'm in no hurry to upgrade. It's their job to produce a working OS, not mine to debug it on my hardware.

That said, even if everything *were* fixed, I still wouldn't upgrade. Why? I don't have the need to. If everything works fine for me in 10.4.11, why in the world would I "fix" things by upgrading to 10.5.x? That's the kind of greed that got so many into trouble with 10.5.0, and 10.5.1. Change for the sake of change is a very good way to decrease productivity. No thanks. I'll skip the eye candy, and stick with Tiger.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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FWIW, I upgraded to Leopard at 10.5.0, and I never had any problems. Then they dumped a big update on me to fix problems I didn't even know about. The switch has been seamless for me

What's the issue with CS3 on Leopard?
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 09:40 PM   #4
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FWIW, I upgraded to Leopard at 10.5.0, and I never had any problems. Then they dumped a big update on me to fix problems I didn't even know about. The switch has been seamless for me

What's the issue with CS3 on Leopard?

See the Adobe Doc:

http://www.adobe.com/support/product...ardsupport.pdf

For us its the CS2 - no Leopard support for any issues you find bit that keeps us from upgrading. Tiger works and we're not moving until we have to.

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