Final word on 10.4.9?

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  1. r-sparks macrumors 6502

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    Time for a collective final word on 10.4.9?

    I installed it without hassle on my C2D iMac and CD MacBook. Installed fine, rebooted fine, and I honestly can't tell any difference from before.

    The sound on my iMac might be louder, but I can't tell for certain. Oh, and minimizing windows seems to be zippier on the iMac. But everything else is the same, including a handful of annoying problems. Still have annoying animation stutters on my iMac. The error beep still steps in a split second after it should.

    But other than that, I'm happy with the upgrade :rolleyes:
     
  2. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed that i have to hold down cmd+alt+eject for just a half second long in order to put the computer to sleep. Other than that, i don't notice any change.
     
  3. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, i'm interested as well. I haven't updated yet. I always try to wait a couple of weeks since there seem to be problems right after updates are released.
     
  4. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    One major difference for me was that the amount of phones that are now supported by iSync via Bluetooth has greatly increased.
     
  5. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    Well, glad to see everyone's macs are ok...my Pismo is hanging at the boot screen after update.

    Awesome.
     
  6. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    10.4.9 implements updated graphics drivers. One of the many enhancements that were made, was the support for multithreaded OpenGL graphics on Intel Macs. This will be a standard feature on Leopard and will include PPC Macs, too.

    Other than that, I have noticed no change whatsoever on OS X. I imagine that most changes were under-the-hood and in specialised areas, and normal users won't tell the difference.
     
  7. Liong612 macrumors member

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    It does feel zippier and snappier... for real.
     
  8. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I upgraded my Rev C PowerBook without incident, but I haven't upgraded my wife's MacBook yet (not for any particular reason, just lazy).
     
  9. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    ditto. Plus, I had no problems installing it. Worked as it should.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    werked gr8 4me & my QS :p

    everything seems a bit zippier in general, apps open a bit faster & resizing windows seems smoother too.......
     
  11. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Updated my G5 Power Mac & Core Duo MacBook Pro with no problems :)
     
  13. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    iMac g5, success, no measurable change in operations,
     
  14. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    MacBook Pro Hang

    Well, my update wasn't as kind as some of yours. My MacBook Pro (C2) was lost to me for half a day.

    Installed from Software Update. On reboot, it would hang after putting Spotlight in the menubar (in other words, the rest of the menu bar, my desktop, and my dock never made it.) Tried restarting several times - always froze at the same place.

    Rebooted from an external HD. Ran the full update. Same result.

    Fixing permissions multiple times before and after the full update.

    Finally ended up booting in safe mode. It came up fine. I disabled all of my login items and then successfully booted up fine.

    Still not sure which of my login items was causing the problem. I've only put one back. I'll slowly add them back until the problem comes back.

    :)
     
  15. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    thats wut happened to me only it didn't freeze
     
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone found a work around for the new eject annoyance?



    I checked in System preferences but can't find anywhere to switch it back to being able to just hit it.


    It's fine on the powerbook i guess. but ti is totally unusable with my Mac Pro.
     
  17. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    On my Mac Pro the eject button works as before -- all I need is tap it and the DVD tray opens/closes. I'm using a Logitech wireless kb, but I don't think that should matter.
     
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I updated my MacBook Pro to 10.4.9 and it was fine, works great and minimizing is snappier. And my skin in shapeshifter still works :). I had no problems on restart either.
     
  19. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    hum, I may need to try a non Apple keyboard. Everyone else that I have talked to that is either using a laptop or an Apple pro keyboard has the same problem. It must be in the way that the Logitech senses the key pressing.

    Good info to know, thank you.
     
  20. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    My 'Eject' button is not as responsive as it was. I have to press it considerably longer and harder for it to open the drive. A little wierd, maybe im just going crazy
     
  21. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    I've found that annoying. I usually shutdown from the keyboard, and when I'm checking my email be going to work and am late, it delays me now when I tap like I did before and nothing happens, then I have to do it again, but holding eject. I wish they didn't change that. But I guess the reason was that if someone bumped it and didn't actually want it ejected. BTW, I had to hold it down on my old iBook G4.
     
  22. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    It made my MBP hang at the boot screen, which costs me a few hours of fixing. I ended up being awake until 2 AM writing a report, which in 8th grade, is very late. I'll try again when my new backup drive (160GB Wetsern Digital) comes in the mail on monday.
     
  23. neyoung macrumors member

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    I installed 10.4.9 on my 15" MacBook pro cand have had 0 problems with it. I can't even tell the difference to tell you the truth, lol.
     

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