Do you enjoy updates?

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

  1. alanlindsay macrumors member

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    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,

    Alan
     
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    and this is MBP related how :)

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

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    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

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

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    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 P6

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    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

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  8. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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


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

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    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!

    pac
     
  10. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  14. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Speaking of updates.. here's one:

    time to smoke... :)
     

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  15. alanlindsay thread starter macrumors member

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    Scored that badboy already.
     

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