Should I upgrade to Phanther

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Hawaii's Boy, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Hawaii's Boy macrumors newbie

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    Can Some people give me some benifits and some downfalls(if possible).

    thanks.
     
  2. Hawaii's Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh yeah I forgot

    forgot to tell you that I was saving up all my money to get it. I currently have $150.23 and was saving it up for os X 10.3, and I am only 14
     
  3. theipodgod16 macrumors 6502

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    If you have jaguar, theres not a reason for kids like us to upgrade, other than expose. Save up for an ipod used or new man! itll get you much more usage and benifits.
     
  4. Hawaii's Boy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks but

    thanks but I will just use my mom's Ipod. She knows and I know that it is hers cuz she had her name laser ingraved on the back of it. O and I was also wondering if they might ever sell expose as a software program that would be compatible for jaguar.
     
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i do not think they would sell exposé as a "program".

    it is a feature to make people buy panther.

    be happy with jaguar. jaguar works. if you got a 2 year old (or older) mac (as long as panther is supported -> check out the apple site) then panther would be a good thing.
     
  6. raptorhigh macrumors member

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    If you are 14, I assume you are in school. Check to see if apple offers you a discount, in a lot of cases you can get panther for about $70.
     
  7. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    If you can't spare the cash consider asking for Panther around the holidays (Christmas, etc.). I've yet to upgrade to the final version (I'm waiting to send in the OS X Up-to-date form), but I've been using the beta since June and definitely like it more than Jaguar.
    Apple doesn't offer student discounts to anyone below college. Not something I'm particularly happy about. ;)
     
  8. raptorhigh macrumors member

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    I was able to get a discount through my high school on Apple's Education Store. But, it seems like it only works if your school is registered.
     
  9. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    Apple has teacher discounts for K through 12 schools, but not student discounts. Student discounts are only available for college students.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure that's quite a surprise to a few students who've already bought Panther for $69 and have it running. ;)

    Maybe you should talk to your school's administration to have them register with Apple.
     
  11. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    My school (Oak Park River Forest High School) is registered with Apple. But there's no discount for students.
    Truth be told, Apple doesn't get too picky over who takes a student discount, and they've got no way of being sure whether or not you actually qualify if you buy from the webstore. That said, only "higher education" students qualify for the discount.
     
  12. york2600 macrumors regular

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    If you're still in high school just enroll in a junior college course. Take photography or graphic design. You'll enter college with 3 more units and you'll get to claim you're a college student.
     
  13. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Call Apple tell them what High School you're in and I can almost guarantee they will give you the discount. I know what it says online but what they do over the phone is quite different.
     
  14. yogi477 macrumors regular

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    Dont Buy

    Don't upgrade, obviously it is not a finished piece of software as they give you the option to submit bug reports to Apple. Quite a few of my Prefs seem to be corrupting every so often, Keychain is pretty screwed I believe this is something to do with Filevault which I have now turned off. Still Mail crashes upon opening and it's just not on, not when I paid over £60 for this and its not a makor upgrade in terms of featues although it is faster especially on Startup.

    If anyone knows of any fixes to the Filevault related problems except sit tight and hope Apple can fix it it would be great if you could let me know.
     
  15. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Dont Buy

    Did you do an upgrade install or a archive with pref copy? It seems that you are having what some would call legacy problems. Problems caused by legacy data being used by the new system. I have not had any of the problems that you are relating and have not heard anyone else that did a clean install have those problems.
     
  16. yogi477 macrumors regular

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    So what can I do now then?Still, these problems should simply not exist as I did not alter the default install at all. I do not want to have to wipe my disk and start again as I will have to go through backing up all my work and apps and I simply do not have time
     
  17. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Reinstall using the Archive install and deselect the option to copy your old prefs. This will install a new system and archive the old system including all your prefs. Your apps will be left alone. Once that is done your old system will be in a folder labeled 'previous system'. Simply copy the prefs that you absolutely have to have to the new system. I don't recommend copying much more then your mail-boxes to the new system.
     
  18. yogi477 macrumors regular

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    Cheers, then I delete the old system right? Ill try it when I et back to uni tonight
     

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