Once Snow Leopard hits there are going to be tons of complaining threads...

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  1. detz macrumors 65816

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    I decided to break down and install 10.6 on my fiancees macbook last night and within 20 seconds of it booting up this is the converstion.

    Her: Did it work, is it done?
    Me: Yes. [goes to about mac and shows version]
    Her: It doesn't look any different, everything is the same.
    Me: Yeah, it's mostly under the hood changes for speed and stability
    Her: So, no UI changes, no new features?
    Me: Well, there are but nothing you will really see, everything is to improve the experience.
    Her: Did you pay for this?
    Me: No, it's a developers release I get it for free.
    Her: Good, don't.

    :rolleyes:
    I'm guessing a lot of people are guying to buy the upgrade expecting some new things(even though they say nothing is new graphically) then get upset(on forums no less) about how much of a waste it is.


    From my perspective it's faster but even I've only noticed a few minor changes. Also, the installer crashed while installing it and it messed up the live partition. It took me a good two hours to fix it but if that happened to an average user they would not know what to do. I hope it's not GM.
     
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    Fixed
     
  3. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Umm...no, I'm a developer so I get seeded OS's for free. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for bringing something useful and positive to the conversation. What's the word kiddies use for that? Oh yeah, Troll.
     

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    Only a troll would say that Sky Blue has ever been a troll.

    Thanks for the full name on that screenshot! Identity theft, here I come! ;)

    No one will be upset about how "useless" it is, no one will complain. It's 9, 30, and 169 dollars, so people will buy it because it's cheaper than a $400 Windows Seven. People will install it and use it and won't care... JUST like every other release.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    $29. $49 for the family pack. Not really going to break the bank, is it?
     
  6. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not about breaking the bank it's about people expecting something for their money and what they can't see they don't get. I'm not saying it's not worth it, I know it is but I can picture tons of people buying it just to be shocked when they don't see anything new.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So we'll have one huge thread where the first post is just this:

    Does it say anywhere here that the new OS would look different? Exactly.

    And all other complaining threads would be locked and deleted.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I disagree. I think most people will see $29 of value in the first few hours.
     
  9. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Look at how many people complained about the free iPhone OS upgrades...those are free and actually had new features and services. Slap a price tag on something and don't give any visual confirmation something's changed and the complaints go up ten-fold.
     
  10. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Agree 100%.

    Heck, I bet people have spent more than $29 on what turned out to be a crappy video game. I know I have. The value of Snow Leopard with all of its improvements is more than worth $29 and I think most people will realize this.
     
  11. RMo macrumors 65816

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    They should at least see some things new (QuickTime X and dark, translucent dock menu-item context menus, for example) in addition to some minor new features like stacks that can navigate to subfolders and the ability to do Expose on a single app from the dock.

    But mostly, they should notice that Snow Leopard haz more of teh Snappy(TM)--and I think you're right that people might not notice that since they're used to more noticeable visual refreshes with every upgrade. I'm hoping the small price tag plus the little new things that they *can* see (not to mention significantly more that they can't) will be enough to keep them quiet--or just not buy it. :D
     
  12. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think Apple released this and thus why the price is where it's at.
     
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    No doubt there. If Apple had asked the full $129, there would be pandemonium in the streets and few takers.
     
  14. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    Classic!! My wife will say the same thing and ask how much I paid to "upgrade" the entire house full of computers. I agree 100% with you. When SL is released the average consumer, the only people apple cares about, will be pissed off at the lack of any noticeable change. It will not be too bad because these people often justify a new computer purchase every time the OS changes, so apple does not need too many upgraders for it to be successful. Hopefully the people on these forums will know better.
     
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    in the attachment it still says Latest PRE Release

    not GM or RTM version
     
  16. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    I'll be complaining about not being able to open movie files by double clicking the middle of the icon if they havent fixed that since the beta version of Leopard SE I mean Snow Leopard. That was incredibly annoying.
     
  17. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone think it will be released August 28th? I can't wait to get my hands on it! I know there is not much new, I just want to squeeze even more juice out of my MBP than it already is!
     
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    Is the default wallpaper the same as Leopard's?
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's a new Aurora Snowy.

    To be honest most of the threads have been about the lack of 64-bit kernel/kexts across the capable lines.
     
  20. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I have to admit, I'm a little befuddled by the "I can't wait for Snow Leopard" threads. While I'm quite happy with a performance & stability release (My name is whooleytoo, and I'm a nerd..) especially at that price. But I do expect a lot of head-scratching and WTF? threads.
     
  21. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    It's only $29! That's a lot cheaper than a RAM upgrade!!! People spend hundreds of dollars on RAM upgrades and RAM doesn't come with visual changes does it? Snow Leopard is that type of upgrade.

    1. Do you want your computer to run faster and more efficient?
    2. Is 29$ a lot of money?

    If you answered...

    1. Yes
    2. No

    Then upgrade and be happy.

    There are also a ton of tiny new features.

    Improved Spotlight preferences
    Improved Exposé
    Improved Dock
    "Put Back" option for trashed files
    Drill through folders in Stacks

    Plus, there's probably other small and helpful features included silently in this update (I don't have it yet, so I don't know all of the changes).
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Bad example.
     
  23. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    see mircrosoft action pack, all software with licenses for $300
    https://partner.microsoft.com/40013779
     
  24. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    My point still stands.

    And why does that site have a huge line of text one character long?
     
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