OS X 10.2.8 vs 10.3 ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by absurdio, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. absurdio macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    RI, Chi, and/or NY.
    Before I make the switch to 10.3 ...go ahead and reassure me that I want 10.3 instead of 10.2.8. Is there any argument against the upgrade? Do I want to know?
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i've been using osx since 10.0. 10.1 wasn't that great, but it was free. 10.2 wasn't worth my money. 10.3 was well worth the money, i have no regrets like i did with 10.2.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I just don't like how unusable the networking is. Don't double click on shares in the browser, if they're SMB shares. They never unmount and if you connect to enough of them it'll freeze the finder (and demand a restart; as in relaunching finder will not disconnect the shares). Hopefully 10.3.3 will fix this, but that is but a rumor -- for now...

    Anyway, if you don't connect to shares or connect to very little shares, you'll be fine.
  4. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    10.3.2 is amazing, no problems changin icons, no problems with things not deleting from trash , its a very good change and well worth it , and that much more snappier.
  5. pinto32 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2003
    Not to mention the new features. Although there are many, these are a few of my favorites:

    Finder is essentially the same, but they have tweaked it, and it is now much easier to navigate.

    Expose'.....I can't say enough about this....it has made my computing experiance better in so many ways, that I will not even try to mention them (especially when you turn the "hot corners" on).

    I dont use it, but I played around with Fast User Switching, and it is perfect. After fumbling around with the Windows XP version, this is nothing but bliss.

    Not really a new feature per se, but it really is faster than Jaguar. It makes me feel a little better about having gotten that G4 a few months ago...knowing that I will be able to be speeding along on this for years to come.

    Really, this truly is worth the money.
  6. warcraftmaster macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2003
  7. Doraemon macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2001
    Europe (EU)
    I love the new features of Panther, but 10.3.2 is a real pain on my G4 machines.
    Regular system freezes and crashing apps.

    Nonetheless, 10.3 is great!
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    The features I switched to 10.3 for were the background iDisk synching, the improved finder windows, Fontbook, and Expose. I'm still afraid of Filevault, but I also don't have any real reason to use it. There have been some real improvements to Mail (don't know whether these are available to10.2.8) and everything is definitely *much* faster. For me, it hasn't been any more or less stable. It did "break" at least one application (a non-critical one, MS Links, which now only runs in classic mode). Also, Fontbook rearranged all my fonts, which was definitely not a good thing.

    I guess it was worth it for me, but probably only because I got it for $69 with student discount. It would be interesting if I could "magically" switch back to 10.2.8 and see if there are other differences that I'm just not thinking about. Everything works great in 10.3, but most everything worked pretty well in 10.2.8.
  9. An_Apple_A_Day macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2004
    Carmel CA
    I can't wait to load it on my computers, but because we use QuarkXpress 6.0 a lot, I'll just have to wait until the 6.1 update. I'm also sure 10.3.3 will be out by then.
  10. absurdio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    RI, Chi, and/or NY.
    What I'm really looking forward to are Expose, the improved quickness, the integration of X11 (10.2.8 still uses XDarwin), Safari 1.2, improved Printer Sharing, and Font Book.

    It sounds like from what you've said that those things are pretty worth it...so I really need to get off my ass and do this...

    the only thing stopping me now (I finally have the money) is that I don't trust the simple upgrade option...so I'd want to archive and install...and the idea of archiving all of my everything strikes me as wildly unappealing.

    on the other hand, I have a 30Gb ipod that i could probably move almost all of my files to...if i had the slightest idea how to do that...

    god, i just need a day or two off from school and work so i can do all this...heh.

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