So who is running Panther? Any cool things you'd care to share?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    So I'm just installing 7B28, after having looked briefly at 7B21, I’m looking forward to having a play about with it.
    Has anyone found anything 'neat' in Panther, anything Apple haven't mentioned in their spiel, but that you have noticed and thought to be a great feature? TELL US ABOUT THEM!

    Thanks :)
     
  2. mstecker macrumors 6502

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but we're not allowed to discuss Panther in public yet, no?

    I'll defy the powers that be by saying:

    It's very very stable (the WWDC build - for me anyway) - enough so that I've installed it on all 4 of my macs.
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    well after installing 28 the 2nd time in a row, panther rendered me a standard user, stripping me of my admin access, thus locking me out of my own computer.

    iJon
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Not as far as I know, I don't see why it wouldn't be either? Maybe you have seen something I haven't?

    BTW, posting from Panther now! Just copied over all my Safari & Camino prefs ;) iDisk syncing as we speak!
     
  5. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh dear, that doesn't sound so good. As yet I haven't had any problems...*fingers crossed*
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    well if i remembered right this happened to me in 21 as well. but i havent had the problem on my powermac, just my powerbook. so i gotta look more into it.

    iJon
     
  7. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Are there any speed increases at all? ie: improvements to Quartz Extreme?

    Im running a 1gHz TiBook and was just wondering.
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    yes big speed improvments. my powerbook actually boots up between 30-45 seconds. new dvd player with 5.1 support. disk copy and utility have merged. i dont know if there is improvments in qe, but expose runs under it. all in all its pretty good, although i dont think its as shocking as jaguar.

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  9. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    OMG! The way the fast user switching thing works is just the coolest thing I have ever seen. Anyone with a notebook @ college/uni will have some serious bragging rights with this feature, it just looks so damn cool, and is perfectly smooth. AWSOME!
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    tho most people at college don't share computers with roomates... each has their own, at least in my experience. So there's really no need to even have more than one user...
     
  11. benixau macrumors 65816

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    I must say - panther is lightning fast. I use it for most things but my video editing (need guarenteed working).

    Really, And I am only running 7A. (too lazy to install 7B)

    I will tell you something though - i find the anti-aliasing much better in Panther.
     
  12. szark macrumors 68030

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    Just discovered this today:

    In Jaguar, the password box ignores the Caps Lock key.

    In Panther (7B), it gives you a little symbol to tell you the Caps Lock is on.
     
  13. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    I'm running Panther (and no, I'm not a developer), and while the person who gave it to me warned about problems (he reinstalled Jaguar after using Panther), I've had no problems (except for a single Kernel Panic triggered by unplugging a digital camera while iPhoto was running).

    I wouldn't say it's necessarily "faster", but Jaguar didn't run too fast on my G4 iMac to begin with (let's face it, 800 MHz just isn't that much processor power these days), although extra RAM always gives a needed boost there.

    I really like the new Finder, it's definitely easier to navigate than before (although it was pretty easy to begin with). The Mail's not to different from the old one, and I will say that the "treadded mail" can be a pain sometimes.

    Generally speaking, I like the improvements and haven't had any reason to reformat my drive and completely reinstall Jaguar.
     
  14. benixau macrumors 65816

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    one other thing - i do not think that panther has yet implemented active corners for screen saver.

    just a warning.

    (if it has can someone send me the prefpane and ss service so i can use it. thanx)
     
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    Is that so?

    P. S.
    I'm running in Jaguar
     
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  18. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Shhhh. It's a secret!

    Seriously though, we cannot discuss sources for WaReZ on these forums, sorry.
     
  19. daveL macrumors 68020

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    If you are a paying ADC (Apple Developer Connection) member, you get access to developer (beta) builds, but you're covered by a NDA that strictly prohibits you from distributing them.
     
  20. szark macrumors 68030

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    Huh. That's interesting -- never saw that before. Guess they changed it when I wasn't looking. :)

    In Panther, that caps lock icon appears in the password box at the right side, in all password boxes in the system, including the initial login screen.
     
  21. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps the new Caps is being implemented in a certain way for the case sensitive nature of the new HFS+ filesystem
     
  22. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    A question for someone running panther: for fast user switching, does it just give you a list of users, or can you type a username and password. If you can, what happens if you try to log in as >console ?
     
  23. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It gives you a list of currently logged in users with the option Login Window at the bottom. I will try >console in a second (thought I'd post this in case it breaks something!)
     
  24. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    OK tried to log in as console (after changing preferences to allow username/password login) but it did not work at all. Sorry!
     

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