Who Will be the First?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by CubaTBird, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    So who will be the first to post a desktop pic of their tiger install on april 29th? Who was the first for panther, just curious..
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    my guess is time zone will dedictate that.
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    well NZ gets it first if i read that right in the forums ? but yes as soon as my postie drops tiger through my letter box the better - got that day off work as well so busy busy day for me hehe
     
  4. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    I will post on the 30th. Promise. By then, I am sure many of you all will have beat me to it. Oh well.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    The place I'm getting mine from claims that it'll arrive this Thursday :eek:
    But they probably mean that they will receive it from Apple on Thursday, not that I'll actually receive it then :(
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I think that Nermal will be among the first to have Tiger. It will be great to get the first impressions on Tiger Friday Morning. Just the luck of the time zone.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    So imagine my surprise when it arrived today! :eek: :D

    First impressions:
    - I can't figure out how to remove the Google search bar from Safari
    - QuickTime needs a new registration to go into fullscreen
    - It's slow (maybe due to Spotlight indexing)
    - Safari seems to render faster
    - Classic is still supported
    - There is now a Dictionary app
    - Mail has a new icon
    - Safari scrolls slower (using scroll wheel) Edit: Actually it depends on how fast you spin the wheel
    - I no longer have 2 mice in Remote Desktop

    Screenshots to follow :)
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats sweet, things are slow because it takes a LOOONG time for Spotlight to index everything i would imagine
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    Screenshots default to PNG now, not PDF! That makes it easier to attach them :)

    ... except Preview doesn't seem to have a filesize limiter anymore! :eek:

    On the plus side, Spotlight's finished indexing and it's nice and fast now.
     
  10. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    I am the first!
     

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  11. Nermal Moderator

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    How did you shrink that down to fit within the filesize limit? And how come your About box lists your startup disk?

    Also noticed:
    - Doom 3 doesn't seem to be any faster, but I only played for a few seconds so can't say for sure
    - There is now a mouse in the way when playing said game :(
    - Dreamweaver's Preview option (F12) no longer works because Dashboard's taken over that key (but I'm pretty sure you can change it)
     
  12. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you already have Tiger? Are u a developer?
     
  13. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    You're joking right?
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    Not joking, I actually have it :D

    There's no Apple presence in NZ, so I guess that the resellers are ignoring the official release date and just sending the stuff on as soon as they get it :)

    Here's the obligatory About box.
     

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  15. Agathon macrumors 6502a

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    Why does Nermal's screenshot have the wrong ichat icon?
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    Hey, you're right, it's different from the one in MacAztec's post. Maybe it's because I did an upgrade. :confused:

    The iChat.app in the Applications folder has the new icon, but the icon in the Dock is the old one. Weird.

    Edit: It's the old QuickTime icon too.
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it probably didnt refresh your dock icon from the install because you did the upgrade....
     
  18. Nermal Moderator

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    New PDF options when printing:
     

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  19. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    good god, does the apple menu icon look different...maybe that's just the compression for posting here but it looks very flat and like it's lost its "reflectiveness."
    i prolly wont order for awhile unless me and 4 friends decide to go in on a family pack or something
    edit: nermal, what vid card do you have and is your machine a dual proc?
     
  20. Bear macrumors G3

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    A Family Pack is for people living together. So unless you're sharing a home with those 4 friends, you each need to buy your own licenses. Of course if you own more than one Mac yourself, a Family Pakc for youself would be appropriate.
     
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    Yeah, it's different, I personally think it looks OK, although that compressed one looks terrible.

    I have a single G4 and a 128 MB 9800 Pro. Safari is definitely much snappier in Tiger, but I haven't had much of a chance to really try out the system (I'm supposed to be working on a website at the moment!)
     
  22. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I don't have Tiger personally, but there is a thread at Small Apple that has some pics, as well as a short review.

    Hopefully I won't get in trouble for posting this... :eek:

    EDIT - Here is a gallery link to a whole bunch of Tiger pics. Linkey
     
  23. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    HOly crap....10 days befored its out..... you are one lucky... :eek: :cool:
     
  24. Nermal Moderator

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    Yeah I feel special :)

    I'm gonna do a clean install on the weekend, there's so much rubbish on this system (had it since 2003). Maybe the icons etc will behave better once it's been refreshed.
     
  25. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Hey your apple bar is gray..... is there different color scemes or is that a 3rd party app..... :confused:
     

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