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#21 Janichsan

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:52 AM

View Postteflon, on August 26th 2009, 09:09 AM, said:

I honestly don't know why Apple bothered not to keep it as a compulsory part of 10.6 considering its size.
I guess they want to get used to the idea that Rosetta might be dropped in 10.7...

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:04 AM

Yeah, it looks like they have taken a subtle approach. Let you keep it for now but pushing it aside somewhat. I wouldn't be surprised if it is gone by 10.7 either. Although it is nice to still have it around for now.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:37 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows about ram usage with snow leopard. If you have a mac pro, will applications start using more then 4gb of ram? or will they need to be updated first by developers?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:30 AM

View Postijedi42, on August 27th 2009, 08:37 AM, said:

If you have a mac pro, will applications start using more then 4gb of ram? or will they need to be updated first by developers?
Only when they already are available in a 64 bit version (and when they need more than 4 GB of RAM). Otherwise not.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:47 AM

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Snow Leopard improves the reliability of ejecting discs and external drives. Sometimes when an application or process is using the files on a drive, Mac OS X prevents you from ejecting it, but you don’t always know why. In Snow Leopard, you’ll get fewer of those errors and when you do get them, you’ll see exactly which application is using the drive, so you can quit it and eject the drive properly.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:10 AM

Appleinsider have just run with the story that you don't need the big box to upgrade from 10.4 to 10.6
I guess it should have been pretty obvious really, Apple aren't going to go around printing off two separate types of the discs, on that lets 10.4 upgrade and one that doesnt. It doesn't make much sense.
Also good is that its not dependant on having an OS installed already, which some people might have been worried about.

Looks like Apple are carrying on with their very open OS install processes. Win!
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:05 AM

View Postteflon, on August 27th 2009, 07:10 AM, said:

Looks like Apple are carrying on with their very open OS install processes. Win!
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:29 AM

FYI, this wiki has a partial list of Mac applications and their compatibility status with 10.6.  
http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

View Postteflon, on August 27th 2009, 06:10 AM, said:

Appleinsider have just run with the story that you don't need the big box to upgrade from 10.4 to 10.6
I guess it should have been pretty obvious really, Apple aren't going to go around printing off two separate types of the discs, on that lets 10.4 upgrade and one that doesnt. It doesn't make much sense.
Also good is that its not dependant on having an OS installed already, which some people might have been worried about.

Looks like Apple are carrying on with their very open OS install processes. Win!
This is making me reconsider 10.6...
Hmm....
I could then sell it when I sell my macbook..,
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:25 AM

View PostRanger_Joe, on August 27th 2009, 10:29 AM, said:

FYI, this wiki has a partial list of Mac applications and their compatibility status with 10.6.  
http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/
thanks!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:38 AM

apparently some sites popped up yesterday that offered a free download of SL, while in reality it was malware.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:06 AM

So, does anyone have their copy yet?
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:07 AM

Yep!  :happy:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:39 AM

View PostMagnum, on August 28th 2009, 11:06 AM, said:

So, does anyone have their copy yet?

Yep, but can't install it until this evening.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:08 PM

http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/

Can someone with Snow Leopard and a newer GPU like the nVidia 9000 series or ATI HD4xxx run GLView and see what level of OpenGL support is present in Snow Leopard? ie. number of supported extensions for OpenGL 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2.

OpenGL 3.0 has been ratified now for more than a year and ATI and nVidia already provide official OpenGL 3.1 drivers for Windows and Linux so hopefully there is some progress in OS X. Reaching OpenGL 3.2 is particularly important since it incorporates extensions that make it easier to port DX games and applications over to OpenGL.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:22 PM

Can't help you there unfortunately. Still using a 7000 series.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:09 PM

I installed it on my 2008 iMac, and I am quite  impressed, to say the least. After reading the reviews and looking at MacWorld's test results, I thought that the speed improvements would barely be noticeable. I was way wrong. The finder is much more responsive, and Mail positively flies. Searching 7,000 messages is just as fast as searching for a song in an iTunes playlist. The new Expose improvements are terrific as well.

Downsides? Quicktime X doesn't seem to want to play my avi files, even with Perian. And we might be in trouble with old game compatibility. I've only had time to try Alpha Centauri so far. It's playable, but has some problems. (I posted a separate thread about that in Strategy.) Luckily I still have my trusty old Powerbook, but it won't last forever...

If anyone has Rise of Nations, I'd be very interested as to how that runs. Friend's got my CD at the moment, so unfortunately I can't test it.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

I've installed this afternoon and except for a dodgy LIDE Canon scanner driver, everything is a dream. Noticeably faster on Raven, everything is snappier. Love it, everything runs perfectly.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:29 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on August 28th 2009, 03:38 PM, said:

apparently some sites popped up yesterday that offered a free download of SL, while in reality it was malware.

The irony of this being that if they had Snow Leopard installed, it could have alerted them to the malware.
To be honest, it serves people right for wanting to pirate stuff. The bad guys know that they have a sure fire hit if they can shove their malware in an Apple themed container, so they do it, and then the suckers that download it get caught out...

View PostCougar, on August 29th 2009, 03:09 AM, said:

I installed it on my 2008 iMac, and I am quite  impressed, to say the least. After reading the reviews and looking at MacWorld's test results, I thought that the speed improvements would barely be noticeable.

Macworld's test results are very poorly done. The main reason is that instead of doing the tests in Leopard then wiping the HDD, installing Snow and doing all the tests again, they partitioned the drive half and half and did the tests.
Presumably the Leopard was on the first, faster partition, whilst Snow was then half way into the drive's capacity and so loses about 10-15MB/s in read and write times. Which is very significant when you take the ideal potential improvements that would give you. Start up, Wake up, shut down, file zipping, file unzipping, and file duplicating would all end up being noticeably better than the results they reported.

Also, its possible that they (and you for that matter) aren't in 64-bit by default for whatever reason.

I believe that for compatibility, you can install QT 7 alongside QT X. But really, you've got to ask yourself why you're using QT in the first place. VLC is simply the best video player there is, and it looks like QT X has plenty of issues that means it doesn't even begin to challenge.

My copy of Snow just arrived. Im all set for some fun and frolics getting it up and running. Im going to completely wipe everything, Boot Camp included and put it back piece by piece. This is going to be fun! :D
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:09 AM

View Postteflon, on August 29th 2009, 05:29 AM, said:

My copy of Snow just arrived. Im all set for some fun and frolics getting it up and running. Im going to completely wipe everything, Boot Camp included and put it back piece by piece. This is going to be fun! :D

Why would you do that?   :bleedingeyes:
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