WWDC 2009; Most Excited about Snow Leopard

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  1. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    Of all the announcements today, I am most excited about Snow Leopard. It looks to be a major upgrade, and can you believe the price?
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Yes i am excited too, and yes the price Oh man that price 29 dollars US. WOW, the features impressive stuff can't wait until september.
     
  3. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I would be much, much more excited if I knew I could keep Photoshop and Coda and still upgrade.

    It does looks much better I must admit.
     
  4. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    I'm REALLY excited about this too but not so excited that my workhorse, a G5 Quad, is now not an option for OSX upgrades. GRRRRR, I guess it's time for a hardware upgrade.

    $29 for software

    $4000 for a Mac Pro (for what I want :) )
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I found that quite irritating as well. Let's see- PowerMac G4 Sawtooth- ran everything from OS9 to Tiger for me- 5 OS upgrades. Had it for almost 7 years. Three year old dual core PowerMac G5, one OS upgrade. ONE. Sad.
     
  6. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Oh, go buy an 8-core, 16GB Mac Pro and stop yer whinin'...
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You got $3000? I don't. Not for a desktop computer.
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I know the feeling. My G5 at work and my Powerbook 17" at home are now officially stuck on one OS. The only machine I have that can benefit from SL is my Mini. I never actually upgraded my Powerbook beyond Tiger, so I actually don't see myself upgrading the Mini, either.
     
  9. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Fantastic price...the performance improvement will be great!

    Cheers.

    -J.-
     
  10. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    I have them both installed and they both work after I installed SL.

    I'm on a umbp
     

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  11. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    What about Espresso Malfoy? That's my code of choice! :)

    I'm also very excited about Snow Leopard. Enough of all this iPhone news, eh?
     
  12. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    if I can install shareware i'll try it after this session which I probably can't even say i'm attending because of the WWDC NDA. :rolleyes:

    sad really. BBL
     
  13. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Lucky you! :)

    I think there's a trial for espresso similar to Coda
     
  14. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    It works.

    Are you canadian? If so I need to ask you a question.
     

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  15. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    just wanted to clear this, so leopard is 32/64 but SL is just 64bit? There fore not supported on PPC?
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You heard right. Even though the PM G5s are 64-bit. NO more PPC.
     
  17. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    In addition, SL is optimized for Multi-cored processors. Most PPC macs (besides some PowerMacs) have a single core. So you wouldn't really benefit much from Snow Leopard anyway. The only thing PPC Macs would get is 6 GB more space on its HDD.
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I have a dual core G5. I bet I'd have seen a benefit.
     
  19. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Yes I'm Canadian. How'd you know?

    Thanks for testing Espresso for me. I'm really glad it works
     

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