iIs Any1 running PANTHER as their primary OS?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Heart Break Kid, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    if so, are their any serious problems with the developers version?

    does it kernal panic alot?

    are their control panes that say not implemented?

    can you still use your printer?

    is it stable?

    do you regret installing it as your primary os?
     
  2. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I am running 350 MHz iMac and speed boost of interface speed is huge!
    It feels slightly unstable but speed compensates for it.
    Only thing I dont like is my modem not working :mad:

    I definitely recommend that you make sure you can go back to jaguar if something goes wrong.

    And a question.. I used archive and backup install, is there any way I can make "previous system" active so I can use it to boot?
     
  3. ratspg macrumors regular

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    yup

    im on a 667 tibook.... 1gb ram.... panther is awesome...and its primary on my machine now.
     
  4. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does your ethernet and your airport work fine?

    are their any other major hiccups?
     
  5. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    i'm glad to hear that we crt imac users will still recieve some performance increases. as to booting from the archive, i'm pretty sure that the archive only keeps things like your /Library and /Users directories (osx needs pretty much every standard folder in the root directory, as well as all of the invisible /var /tmp /usr etc. ones) so booting from the previous system is not an option. the only easy/safe/possible? way to boot multiple versions of osx is to keep them on seperate partitions.
     
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  7. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    It's really FAST .. on my iBook I swear it's faster than Jaguar.
    But I can't downgrade:confused: ?? I posted in the Software discussion so I won't mention it again here.
     
  8. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    It seems to me that the greatest speed increases are on the oldest machines. The newer machines feel faster, but not that much. Just a little observation.
     
  9. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Where do you think I could get a copy of Panther?
     
  10. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    PayPal

    I will get it to you for 5 bucks. Cable isn't cheap ;)
     
  11. ratspg macrumors regular

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    haha buy it from him and ur both dead :)

    dont ever buy a developer preview from ANYone :) haha...

    here are links to pics guys...

    http://w0rd.deskmod.com/panther/

    panther dp shots :) heh

    im on panther, and lovin it
     
  12. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    everyone using it as there primary just wrote there own death/data loss wish. I made that mistake with WWDC jaguar preview
     
  13. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    doubtful, it's not listed like it was in jag

    i wouldn't hold ur breath for a hack, ryan rempel of OWC usually only comes out with 1 towards the end of the build release cycle-- which is slated for the end of this year.

    on topic..
    i got two KPs on install on a supported sawtooth. the quartz subsystem is buggy as hell for me. video card is a g4mx, 1GB RAM, SCSI 10K
     
  14. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Backtothemac noted that Panther sucks it on GL with his GF4MX on his iMac.


    i tried panther, and i just can't stand the look of it. i spent most of today clean installing jaguar back (cos i felt like it, mostly), restored my files and prefs with my iPod and then reinstalled all my apps.

    didn't mess with panther much, i just hated the way they made a lot of things look. that user centric finder is like straight out of windows XP's start menu, or, more accurately, XP's "explorer"--where the main section is "my documents," the rough equivalent of your user folder. ah well, i realized you can basically make it like the old one. just have to wait for it to come out for real so unsanity can release upgrades to its stuff and i can demetallifize finder and get bachk the jag theme :)
     
  15. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    So basically, there isn't any reason someone should be in a hurry to install a beta.
     
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    oh, i am sure there is, man, but it is a time investment. panther is definitely fun to play with for awhile. i don't think it's quite ready to be your main OS though unless you just like playing on computers.
     
  17. iJon macrumors 604

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    ethernet and airport works great. my macine is so fast that i saw no speed differnce. i am the only use so fast user switcing isnt a big deal to me. expose is pretty cool, ive switched back to jaguar. i didn regret installing it because i did it on a seperate drive. toast doesnt work so i switched back. so far i havent seen anything that would make me buy it for 129 dollars.

    iJon
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    what about the new samba stuff? don't use it on a windows network much, eh? it looks to me like it has about as much new stuff as jaguar did.
     
  19. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    it's all about being on the bleeding edge. i love the experience. ymmv
     
  20. iJon macrumors 604

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    i do use it. and i can connect to my windows box so i dont know else could help. i cna get files off.

    iJon
     
  21. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    I just hope the Toast incompatibility is worked out in time for the GM :(
     
  22. benixau macrumors 65816

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    prolly find that roxio will release an update with the release of 10.3 to bring it up to scratch.

    Also, it could just be that apple has not yet fully implemented the files and libraries that toast relies on.

    Or toast does a version check of the libraries and os. if they dont match - toast dont run.

    I dun really know - i dont got panther yet :(
     
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    I agree with Shadowfax- the new layout where they put the iDisk and Macintosh HD icons in the left pane makes it look way too much like XP. I'm also not a big fan of having the windows in Brushed Metal now, I, for one, still like Aqua with pinstripes. Though the top menu bar ugly. And those funny horizontal lines on the drop-down menus remind me of Gnome or KDE, BeOS even.

    I also agree with iJon- I see nothing at ALL that would make me cough up $129. $29 maybe, but not $129
     
  25. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im looking at the cds right now and im still contemplating whether to install it on my albook

    i dont have a secondary harddrive

    what do you guys think?
     

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