So, your overall reaction to Panther is?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by couch potato, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2003
    my family just got their panther in today, and it screams on the G5.:D been using it for about 30 min. now, and havent had any bugs, but i see lots of other threads complaining.

    so, whats your reaction to panther? is it everything Jobs wants it to be? some things you wanted to see but didnt? some things you think stink?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    Central NY
    Fast. Fast. Fast. Holy Cow. Everything works great... and I just did the upgrade! :) Happy indeed.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Definitely! I only had Jaguar on my new Powerbook long enough to register it and then do a clean install for Panther, and man is it fast.

    I can tell the difference just from the registration screens.

  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2002
    SORELY dissapointed.

    I'd been using Panther since WWDC and found it to be great, it ran quickly and smoothly. I installed the final release copy tonight and have had nothing but problems. It takes forever for it to boot up, the fast user switching is having problems, apps take a while to start as well.

    I NEVER had this problem in all the beta versions of Panther, but now that I go out and buy the final version I've been having a lot of problems. I should have saved my money and kept Build 7B80, it was working A LOT smoother and faster.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    Better than I expected, and much more significant than Jaguar was IMO.
    Feels like a hardware upgrade!

    Apple is not overstating the significance of this update, and it even seems like a bargain, considering the depth of the improvements.
    Seriously, I think this OS will cause some people to switch platforms, especially in the notebook market, which Apple now firmly owns IMO.

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