Panther 7B74

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
  2. Wonder Boy macrumors 6502a

    Wonder Boy

    Feb 18, 2003
    South Windsor, CT
    i cant just sit and have panther sprung on me. i like tracking its development. it makes me feel like an insider.
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    It sounds like it is soooo close. It will suck if I get my new PowerBook delivered by the end of the week and I end up having to buy Panther a day later for full price. At least it'd be worth it...Panther looks to be so awesome.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    when are they going to "announce" Panther?

    Will they wait until the software reaches GM, meaning that it will ship within days of the announcement?
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Yeah, I'm really perplexed by the whole lack of a release date. It seems the new Panther seeds are getting to be just days apart now. You'd think it would be out really soon. I'm with pretty much everyone else on the boards here -- I can't wait till its released! :p
  6. Samir 3.0 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2003
  7. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Toast works with 7B68, so I don't see any reason it wouldn't work w/ 7B74.
  8. iJed macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2001
    West Sussex, UK
    Panther is looking really really great now. I've just upgraded my iBook 500 to 7B68 and the speed is incredible compared to 10.2.6! Even window resizing is now largely tolerable. Xcode is also looking very very good. I just wish Panther worked with my flashed PC GeForce 2MX card in my PowerMac G4.
  9. tibor macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2003
    That's exactly what I'm guessing will happen.

    Apple has thousands of dual G5 orders still in the pipe, right? And if they release Panther before all those orders are out, they'll have to install it on these machines. If they release Panther shortly after getting those orders out, they'll have to give those folks the discount price instead of charging full price.

    Apple is a business, and wants to make as much money as it can. Therefore it seems reasonable that they'll delay Panther until they feel they can charge all the new dualie G5 folks full price.

    It would be silly for Apple to not do this. That also explains why they've only given "this year" as a release date. The final date depends not only on the software, but on rectifying the dual G5 backlog as well.

    The good news is that hopefully the extra time means that Panther will be a little faster, a little less buggier.
  10. t^3 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2001
    Is it just me, or is Divx completely messed up in Panther now? I get through the boot up progress bar but Finder won't launch unless I take out the Divx codecs.
  11. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Anyone notice any differences between 7B68 and 7B74?
  12. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    The apple in "about this mac" is a different color.
  13. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Does 7B74 (Or 7B68, for that matter) have support for the Canon i70 printer? The first build of Panther that I installed (7A1XX) wouldn't work with it, and was quite buggy, though that was the worst issue for me - Has it been addressed in the more recent builds, or does that depend on Canon updating their drivers?
  14. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    what speed increases are there between panther and jaguar?

    I realise this question has been answered countless times before but search gives me way too many threads to check...and I spend way too much time at macrumors as it is :)

    the word for the day seems to be 'way'

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