What do you think about Snow Leopard??

saadat

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Nov 30, 2008
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Hello Friends
I wish to ask you all about Snow Leopard... Do you like it or not... point out ur likes and dislikes...
So far i've had a bad experience with it coz since i installed snow leopard, i cant use it for more than 3 hours continuously...it abruptly shutdown by itself... the same problem is with my cousin too...let me knw if someone else had this problem..

regards
 

ss957916

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Jun 17, 2009
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Rubbish - no speed increase and loads of application and system crashes.

I've just downgraded back to Leopard and am happy once again.
 

JKColo22

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Feb 19, 2009
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I like it. I installed it on a very new (had it for about 3 weeks before upgrade) MPB 3.2ghz. I noticed considerable speed increases in startup and shutdown times, launching of programs and overall efficiency. Have definitely encountered a few issues with programs but I was diligent about reporting bugs and companies have been quick to issue updates. I have recommended it to classmates and family. For just $29, it's a noticeable speed improvement though apart from updates to stacks (which I never found useable until SL) not very feature rich.
 

mattyb240

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May 11, 2008
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Have you even glanced remotely round the forums? You'll see your question has been asked ALOT!

Yours is nothing special, nor is it specific. Thread lock please!
 

mrchinchilla

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Mar 6, 2009
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It's great for me. I don't like the toning down of Aqua, although that's been very apparent since 10.5.2.
The only problem I have is that I now have a selection of PowerPC Macs which have been rendered 'useless' and unsupported by Apple. That's not cool.
But whatever, like I always say: Apple is a progressive company.
 

Kristenn

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Aug 30, 2009
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I did a fresh install and I like it. It made my computer faster. My apps load faster too. I run it in 64bit kernel. My dad said something that I agree with though.

He said. Leopard will do fine for PPC users. Since snow leopard only works in intel macs (Mactel =D) the only reason PPC users should move away from Leopard and buy a Mactel is in 2010 (probably 2011) when 10.7.0 is made. Because by then PPC Macs will be 5 or 6 years old which would probably mean the PPC users would buy a new Mac anyway. And I do agree. Our schools that have G3 and G4 Macs (some G5s) still run Tiger and Leopard. One has 10.3 but its a old G3 powermac. So yes I do agree with what my dad said. PPC macs are still kind not really that old. another 2 years would be a better upgrade and by then 10.7 will probably be out.
 

5DollaFootlong

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Apr 26, 2009
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i simply don't care for it. i'm not ecstatic about it, but i haven't experienced that many technical difficulties.
 

MythicFrost

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I love Snow Leopard, I upgraded after 6 months of using Leopard on my Mac Pro, it's going great.

I intend to do a clean install when my SSD gets here :)
 

saadat

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Nov 30, 2008
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Does anyone of you have problems of ur macbook shutting down abruptly?? this thing is eating my head and i'm thinking of downgrading to leopard..
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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Positive:

+ Overall snappiness
+ iChat, Quicktime X, Stacks, Expose...

Negative:

- No adblocker for 64-bit Safari
- Some crashes

It was worth the 29€, and I've only has couple of crashes and those were with Safari or FireFox. I did clean install and I'm running 32-bit kernel
 

brendu

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Im happy with it, installed it about a month ago, and it was flawless until this past weekend when it gives me the beachball for about 15-20 seconds, about 3-4 times a day, nothing that terrible, but after 9 years of osx, apple should not have issues like this slipping in their "most advanced os, finely tuned"
 

numbersyx

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Good upgrade for the price - Mac faster esp. Safari. Also like the smoother Stacks and Expose features....
 

ZizousamA

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Jul 11, 2009
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I've used tiger and leopard. Neither was this bad at the beginning. I have faced problems pertaining to networks and unusual ram and cpu consumptions. It really made me uncomfortable for three months since I bought my new pro. I hope it stabilizes with time.
 

kasakka

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Oct 25, 2008
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Stacks updates are very useful, Expose and Stacks animations could be smoother though. Don't like Dock Expose much, never liked actions that require holding a button down.

Other than that I haven't really noticed any real differences. Finder still sucks, window management is still a bit crappy, Dock is pretty much the same.

No showstopper problems here.
 

saadat

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Nov 30, 2008
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I did an upgrade install.... can this be the cause of problem?? earlier when i had leopard i used to keep my macbook switched on for 15 days... but snow leopard doesnt allow me to have it on for more than 4 hours??? can anybody please help me??
 

rockbandfan

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Oct 28, 2008
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I couldn't use it. I wasn't able to browse the internet.

I reinstalled Leopard and the internet was fine...I'm so disappointed.