Leopard 10.5.2 Gets Even Better

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    Category: Reviews
    Link: Leopard 10.5.2 Gets Even Better
    Description:: Arguably the best consumer operating system available—and now updated to remove almost all the first-release glitches that afflicted early adopters.

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    So 10.5.2 is Vista's SP1....got it. :p
     
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    Sure came out a lot faster tho...
     
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    Really? I've had SP1 installed since December.....Hmm
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    What was the amount of time from Vista Launch until SP1 (which addressed few true issues)? ...>1-year

    Compare that with the amount of time that passed from Leopard's launch date until 10.5.2's release. <6-months
     
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    too bad it has not been released to all consumers. good try though.
     
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    Not the RTM version though.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    duhh... look the verbiage in the original review: "Propeller-heads with IT know-how will no doubt hold up Linux as the better choice, and Vista has its devotees as well (and will probably have more when SP1 is widely available), but, for the AVERAGE user, Leopard is the most polished and easiest to use OS I've tested"...

    Average user? This is extremely scalable and powerful OS, what do they mean by user? :confused: :eek:
     
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    trainguy77

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    My desktop still locks up. I was hoping that would be fixed. I can still use finder just not the desktop itself. It only happens once in awhile though.
     
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    solvs

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    And anyone who's an Apple developer has had 10.5.2 for almost as long. ;)
     
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    Mac OS 10.5.2 = What Leopard meant to be
     
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    dukeblue91

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    I don't think you can count an alpha as an update.
    As of today the consumer version for x32 systems has not been released.
     
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    Bummer, and here I thought they'd fix the bugs.

    On the other hand that means we will go directly to 10.6.0 with all newly introduced bugs.
     
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    This section irked me. Actually, I felt the article was very fair other than this paragraph. Why couldn't he just run Office 2007 in VMWare or Parallels if he wanted to? In Coherence mode in Parallels and VMWare's similar function, it would be just like an OS X application... what gives?
     
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    "It's possible to run the Windows-based Office 2007 in a window on the Mac desktop using Parallels or VMware, but it's still an awkward solution." As the part you quoted says. And it's true...those are stopgap (and expensive) solutions and no substitute for native apps.

    In no conceivable way does coherence mode make a Windows app "just like" an OS X app. All it does is remove Windows desktop.

    --Eric
     
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    Hmm. I fail to see the awkwardness, I guess. You have a Windows install set-up with Office 2007 and run it in Parallels mode (true, it's does not have the UI of a Mac app, but I meant it runs just like any other application; you don't have the start bar or Windows desktop. The app shows up on the Dock , in Exposé, and in cmd+tab.). Set all whatever docs to open in it... not too hard to me.
     
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    so i assume its safe to upgrade....
     
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    It's like running Classic on PPC Macs. It has coherence mode (actually, that's the only mode), the apps show up in the dock and Cmd-Tab, runs automatically when whatever docs are set to open it, etc. And it's still awkward. Difficult? No, but that wasn't the original claim. Awkward, yes.

    --Eric
     
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    clevin

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    you forgot the incremental updates from ms, while leopard has none
    then

    1. apple released a beta OS 6 months earlier, had no care for customers

    2. leopard is worse than Tiger, if 10.5.2 is what it really is.
     
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    Then what was 10.5.1?
     
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    And 10.5.2 …
     
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    Actually, I bet Leopard won't be what is what meant to be until around 10.5.6 when we have working airdisks, airdisk time machine support, no more choppy graphics, no disappearing calendars, and a lot more bugs done away with.
     
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    10.5.2 gets rid of all bugs huh?

    those of us who connect to the internet through airport will beg to differ.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=392852

    and NUMEROUS other threads in the OS X forum, head over there and see what 10.5.2 didn't fix, or worse still breaks!

    Leopard is still VERY buggy and if i didn't have CS3, Final Cut and maya installed (taking me 2 days to install) i would be going back to tiger ASAP
     
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    i must just be extraordinarily lucky to not have any issues then? yes, that must be it.
     

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