[Poll] Have you or are you planning on downgrading to 10.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ss957916, Sep 27, 2009.

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How are you getting on with Snow Leopard?

  1. It's great and I'm loving the fact I upgraded

    77 vote(s)
    69.4%
  2. I'm having problems but will stick with it

    18 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. I've had enough and have downgraded

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. I haven't gone there yet - I'll wait for everyone else to have the headaches

    9 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    For me and my Summer 2009 MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard has been nothing but a headache from the day it was installed.

    Tonnes of application crashes (Safari, Preview, Numbers, Pages, Handbrake, Mail etc. etc.) which has also resulted in some work being lost, wifi drops, system crashes, freezes, spinning beachballs and no noticeable increase in speed or performance to make up for it has made me yearn for good old stable Leopard.

    So I've downgraded and my Mac feels safe and steady once again!

    What about you? Are you happy with SL? Is it good for you or are you just going to stick with it through this tricky time?
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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  3. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

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    #3

    Is it painless going back...?? I have been holding off...Too many crashes with Handbrake and many others..
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    #4
    If you call reformatting and reinstalling your apps painless - yeah its painless ;)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    #5
    Overall, I've had zero problems and wouldn't think of downgrading. SL has been an exceedingly smooth upgrade and my apps work as I had hoped.
     
  6. brendon2020 macrumors 6502

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    #6
    no major issues on multiple installs, glad i upgraded. The performance difference in mail and some of the other apps is well worth it.
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    #7
    Am assuming you did an Archive & Install of Snow Leopard before ditching it for Leopard? :S
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    #8
    The only annoyance I have right now is beach balls in Safari. With Leopard, Safari felt much more smooth and responsive. With SL, it feels like there's a delay when I click on a link or menu item which usually occurs in the beach ball. It hasn't crashed which is a good thing so I hope future updates will tweak it to Leopard standards.
     
  9. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    I rolled back both my Macs to 10.5. Mainly due to the breaking of TM. The inability to backup any more was the final straw after experiencing beach balls in Safari and the corruption of accounts more than once.

    Once I see fixes out for these issues, I will go back to SL.
     
  10. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    #10
    Snow Leopard works fine for me. Not planning on downgrading anytime soon.
     
  11. RiverFox macrumors member

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    #11
    On my MacBook it runs ok, on my MacMini. Ugh - It's like watching a perfectly good computer eat itself from the inside out.

    Nothing but problems since the install. I even did a fresh clean wipe and reload. Most of my apps are crashing now and as soon Rosetta kicks in - oh my lord... it's unbearable.

    I'm just gonna copy my files over to the backup drive, nuke it and reinstall 10.5 - never had one problem with it.

    Even running the beta of SL wasn't this painful. :(
     
  12. sputacus macrumors regular

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    #12
    No problem with SL - got rid of my 10.5.8 backup clone last week.
     
  13. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    #13
    When i got my copy i erased the entire disk, BUT when i needed to start editing film for a friend i was unable to do this in 10.6 imovie wasn't importing clips properly they were coming in as widescreen even though it was set as 4:3 and it crashed a couple of times so i had to then dual boot with 10.5.8 to complete the task. I still have the dual boot option there just in case.

    But i am in SL 99% of the time.
     
  14. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    #14
    Had a couple of Parallels/CrossOver-related kernel panics, most likely because I've tried to be too clever for my own good and run in 64bit. I'm not eager to reinstall 10.5, but if all else fails I'll do so. Once re-installed, will I be able to restore the mail/photographs directories from my time-machine backup?
     
  15. durija macrumors 6502

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    #15
    My problems have been minor. I tried several methods to install, but I seem to have gotten the best result when I erased the drive first but then used my clone of 10.5.8 as the source for all of my apps and data. Some of the things I expected to be trouble, like Creative Suite, have been fine.

    Quicksilver (which I love) is buggy now, so I hope a replacement becomes available soon.

    And I'm keeping my clone for a while, since not quite everything works perfectly. I've got enough space on one external to keep a clone of both 10.5.8 and 10.6.1 in separate partitions. But I'm sticking with SL. It's the future, obviously.
     
  16. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been on 10.5 for two days now and I can honestly say that I don't see any negatives. It's just as fast as it was and hasn't crashed once.

    Actually no, I did an erase and install (you have to, SL won't let you downgrade without erasing). If you mean when I first installed SL, I did a clean re-install of 10.5 then installed 10.6 in the hope of avoiding all these issues!

    I could kind of understand having issues if I had a 3yr old Mac, or it was stuffed with pirated software, or I used it to watch tonnes of malware-laden porn. But it's just a straight forward, brand-new Mac with legit software.
     
  17. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Have you installed the latest version (Beta56a7 / build 3825)?
     
  18. zbasarab macrumors member

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    #18
    I've had a few minor issues, but wouldn't think of downgrading. I can live with the occasional crash or weird bug.
     
  19. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    #19
    I love Snow Leopard, I boot up (I think) and shut down faster, restarting/sleeping + waking from sleep is faster I think.

    My apps might be a bit faster, few graphical glitches, this is with an upgrade on a 6 month old Mac Pro.

    Meh CS4 crashes almost every time I close it... bit weird.

    Go Snowy! I'll do a clean install when I get my Intel X25-M G2 160GB :D

    Kind Regards
     
  20. devburke Guest

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    #21
    Time Machine man, Time Machine!
     
  21. Europe calling macrumors regular

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    #22
    Want to downgrade but can't: SL messed up TM connection

    I am not happy with SL. Since SL TM can't connect to its backup disk anymore, where my 10.5.8 backup resides. It gives a 109 error (can't connect to sparsebundle...)
    If i could i would downgrade. SL should not have been released. For me it was one of the most buggy updates ever :mad:
     
  22. djellison macrumors 68020

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    #23
    If I could wind back time and not bother with SL all together - I would. But I can't be bothered to do a clean reinstall again.
     
  23. durija macrumors 6502

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    #24
    Yes, I have. But despite my best effort to delete all traces of QS, preferences seem to persist, and more importantly, it's not reindexing the catalog, so if I move anything or go anyplace new, it's not working. I don't want to hijack this thread, so I guess I'd better start my own.
     
  24. johnmadden78 macrumors member

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    #25
    No problem at all on my early '08 MBP. Haven't even had any of the documented issues with Adobe CS3.
     

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