Will you take the day off the day Leopard arrives?

Jazhawk

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Oct 16, 2007
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Just to install it and be the first to post your experience with it. I mean some treads are even clocking the shipping process. As a mac noob, it's pretty fascinating to watch.

-Jazhawk
 

CANEHDN

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Dec 12, 2005
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There's no point in taking the whole day off. I've just finished all my data backups to get ready. I'll be leaving work at 5pm to get to the Apple store to pick up Leopard, iLife, and iWork. I can't wait. Only 4 more sleeps!!
 
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mmendoza27

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Oct 18, 2007
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I'll be leaving work @ 4:30 to go to the local Apple store and pick up Leopard, hopefully I'll get a cool t-shirt too. The whole day though? I don't think so, maybe if it was ordered online, but who can guarantee it'll be there in the morning?

Anyways, I'll have all day Saturday to play around with it and then go pick up Guitar Hero III that evening to play with that all Sunday. This weekend's gonna be good!
 
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MacinDoc

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No.

And I'll be busy on the weekend, too (not with work, mind you).

So, maybe I'll buy it Monday night and install it Tuesday.

Or maybe I'll wait to get 10% off (maybe) on Black Friday, Nov. 23.
 
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CANEHDN

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No.

And I'll be busy on the weekend, too (not with work, mind you).

So, maybe I'll buy it Monday night and install it Tuesday.

Or maybe I'll wait to get 10% off (maybe) on Black Friday, Nov. 23.
10% off? That's $13 bucks. I couldn't wait that long to save $13. I'm hoping the t-shirts are cooler than the Tiger t-shirts. They were a little lame and I don't like black. Of course, the Time Machine graphics are definitely cooler than the Spotlight graphic.
 
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docprego

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Jun 12, 2007
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I lucked out, it is Nevada day here and I am off. I bribed my wife (with a nice dinner) into attending the launch event at the Apple store, even though I have my copy on the way in the mail. It will be my first in store Apple event that I have ever attended, should be exciting.
 
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MacinDoc

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10% off? That's $13 bucks. I couldn't wait that long to save $13. I'm hoping the t-shirts are cooler than the Tiger t-shirts. They were a little lame and I don't like black. Of course, the Time Machine graphics are definitely cooler than the Spotlight graphic.
I'll be buying the Family Pack for my 2 Macs, so it would be $20. And maybe an AEBS on top of that.

It would also give the early adopters a chance to find all the glaring bugs first (although I'm usually one of them).
 
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richpjr

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Good Lord - it's just an operating system that doesn't even go on sale until 6pm! I'll pick it up sometime over the weekend, but taking off work to do it? Wow.
 
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Jazhawk

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Oct 16, 2007
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I have not seen this kind of excitement in a long time for an OS since windows XP. Vista didn't get this kind of anticipation so it doesn't count. But I understand why the excitement is here for Leopard. I get a copy when I get a better machine to put it on. I'm still learning how to get around in Tiger and my 733 G4 is working just fine for it.

One thing I still have not figured out is how to uninstall something I've installed. But I'm getting there.

-Jazhawk
 
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messedkid

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Jul 8, 2007
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I already took the day off... not intentionally for leopard though.

The train drivers were supposed to stike today (23rd) and tomorrow (24th), so I originally booked those days off, but yesterday they announced that they would be striking thursday and friday (25th and 26th), so I have a 4 day weekend. :D and if Leopard just "happens" to arrive when I have time booked off...well thats all right with me. :D




Next weekend is a long weekend too, some german holiday on thursday, took friday off (cuz I wanted long weekend again :D ) and then the weekend...score eh? :D
 
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7302473

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Well let's see, from 9:00am to 1:30pm I am at school on friday so I can't skip that ;)

And right after school I have to work at 2:00pm. THOUGH, I do work for Future Shop so I could say to my manager, "I think I should demo the Leopard install on my Macbook for all customers to see and show them how cool Leopard is and what features it has.....and....ummm i REALLY want to install it.....or I will call in sick"

:cool:
 
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martymcr

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Jan 12, 2005
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Cheshire, UK
Day off?

Just to install it and be the first to post your experience with it. I mean some treads are even clocking the shipping process. As a mac noob, it's pretty fascinating to watch.

-Jazhawk
Only work Friday mornings so booked that off - looks like I'll be waiting in for Amazon parcel as they say shipping 25th, Apple order says shipping 26th (UK) - I'll cancel the Apple order tomorrow if it doesn't change - crazy that Amazon look like being able to get it to me on launch day, but Apple can't!
 
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macboy62

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Sep 13, 2006
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Taking the day off for Leopard and will be hanging out at Ginza store in Tokyo.

As the sun rises in the east and the new day starts in Kiribati / New Zealand with Australia and Japan next I can see there being quite a race to get the first install images up on here. :D
 
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Fuzzy14

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Nov 19, 2006
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I had booked Friday off to go up to the Apple Store for launch, even though I'm not buying Leopard, but my kid has thrown a sickie today so I've had to shift my day off to today :(
 
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OllyW

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You mean Friday isn't a national holiday? :eek: :confused:
I thought you were in the USA?

Public Holidays - United States of America

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Martin Luther King Day - 15th January

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Labor Day - 3rd September

Columbus Day - 8th October

Veterans Day - 12th November (in lieu of 11th Nov)

Thanksgiving - 22nd November

Christmas Day - 25th December
 
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sweetice2007

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Only work Friday mornings so booked that off - looks like I'll be waiting in for Amazon parcel as they say shipping 25th, Apple order says shipping 26th (UK) - I'll cancel the Apple order tomorrow if it doesn't change - crazy that Amazon look like being able to get it to me on launch day, but Apple can't!
my status hasnt changed but on the apple store site it says order now to recieved it on the 26th so i duno what to expect...dont know whether i should pre order from amazon now...what did u end up doing?
 
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Much Ado

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By birthday is the 2nd November, so I kind of have to wait until then, as i think it's been bought for me.
:) but :(
 
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