Do you enjoy updates?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alanlindsay, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. alanlindsay macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    I don't know why but I just love them. Sometimes it's thinking the system performance just went up 0.5% other times it's knowing some tiny security loophole has been patched rendering a hacker temporarily inert. Obviously when a major bug is resolved that's great too but these happen less often.

    Anyways if you're anything like me, I recommend you install Ubuntu 8.04 on your computer. It has lots of packages and there's pretty much updates daily. I actually triple boot OSX, XP, Ubuntu on my MBP to maximize my update opportunities and I can't recommend it enough. The Xp SP3, bootcamp 2.1 vmware 1.1.2 combo was a real treat.

    If you haven't tried the new version of Ubuntu(8.04) I strongly recommend it. The graphical interface is fantastic, equally as good as OSX and it's just as fast. Cheers,

  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    and this is MBP related how :)

    i dual boot. xp updates are enough for me.
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    I do, it's exciting! :D Not sure why since most of the time nothing changes! But there's still the prospect of getting better performance or new things.

    I've installed Hardy Heron but I can never really find much use for it. :/ It's great how it's evolving though. :)
  4. Shabbis macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2008
    I enjoy updates from Apple, but dread them from Microsoft.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Don't even get me started on Internet Explorer 7. Not sure why I was trying to put it on my mom's computer, but downloading it and restarting twice via Windows Update did not work. PHHHBBBTTTT.
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Thank God for Google!!
    Hardy Heron?? (code name for Ubuntu)

    I thought it was a game or something... or maybe pr0n :eek:

    It never fails... my updates ALWAYS make Safari "snappier"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  7. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
  8. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    Haha! :p Oh yes, those bird beaks are really quite something. . ;)

    Meow, meow - KarenCat :D
  9. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    We have 4 Mac's at home and it pisses me off!

    Three are Intel and I use Apple Remote Desktop to distribute them, but it still takes ages doing them all. Thank god I don't have to do it at work!

  10. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Do you smoke after a reboot? :)
  11. LeahM macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    Yes! I love them. I think its because I used to dread them on my dell because they would take HOURS, now on my mac its like 5 minutes. By the time I’m finished getting a drink, its done. I love it.
  12. NomadicTy macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    Used to love them.

    Then after 10.5.2 , I can no longer let my 15" mbp 2.4 go to sleep. It wakes up for a few seconds (2 to 5), then goes back to sleep. MOST of the time, I have to shut it down (after waking it up a few times); remove the battery, press the power button for 5 secs, and wait a few minutes before putting the battery back on to turn on the laptop. 90% of the time, it wakes okay. It's like a crapshoot.

    A US$ 3000 laptop that cannot be allowed to go to sleep... Needless to say, I have mixed feelings about my first Apple laptop.
  13. JoshLV macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Las Vegas
  14. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    Speaking of updates.. here's one:

    time to smoke... :)

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  15. alanlindsay thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Scored that badboy already.

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