Time for an official Snow Leopard thread

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  1. DaveF

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    We're still waiting to hear about the other 80% of CS3: Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver.
     
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    I have to shake my head at the continued shrugging off of the long term impact of SL. Double the power of your computer for $29. What a rip-off. Yeah, it will take a little time to fully implement, but anything this global takes time. I would MUCH rather have real performance improvements, cheap, than bells and whistles immediately for 5 times the price.
     
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    Honestly, if you still have to sync an old Palm with a Mac, you really should have the Missing Sync for Palm. Anything else is just not working the way it should.

    -Christian
     
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    And that's the selling difficulty. Pay now for what might come later. Typically we pay for immediate benefits. Snow Leopard is some perks now, but mostly promises of greatness to come. (Unlike 10.5 which came with frilly silly gee-gaws like Time Machine and Spotlight.)

    I'm not shrugging it off: my $40 spent speaks to that. But I appreciate the few hesitations I've read.

    Be that as it may, I've been syncing to Palm Desktop for 2 years on the Mac and it works and my wife and me. I'd like to upgrade but there is nothing but expensive smartphones now, and that's not in the budget quite yet.
     
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    Really? I only remember how hard it was even find the latest version of Palm Desktop for the Mac a few years back. At that point I had it. We got a license for Missing Sync for my wife's laptop years ago at Macworld for a reduced price. That was even before Leopard. Worked like a charm. But she's been using her iPod Touch for a while now :).

    -Christian
     
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    Anyone know if there is an update to Bootcamp past 2.1 for Vista 64 on the SL disk? Anything that eases Win7 Bootcamping?
     
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    Any stragglers that use Parallels Desktop and are still using version 3.0 better not upgrade to 10.6. Won't launch at all.
     
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    FedEx is supposed to deliver 10.6 today! I doubt I can install it 'til Sat or Sun, but I'm eager to get answers to my worries.

    I wonder if I can install CS3 on my machine for my wife to test? She has upgrade versions; need to talk to her about that. It might be a good way to test it.
     
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    I am upgrading my 2.33 C2D MBP right now. I have Design Premium CS3. I'll let people know if this breaks it. I cloned my 10.5.7 OSX last night so I can just clone back if Snow Leopard blows up my system, but somehow I don't think I'll need to.

    The only known incompatibility is my 3.0 Parallels, which I haven't used in months and should probably uninstall anyway.
     
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    Installed! (spontaneous half-day off and early FedEx delivery...)

    Almost 12 GB more free space on my drive! I'm impressed, as I'd stripped out a bunch of stuff with Monolingual when I bought my machine in '07. Though maybe I didn't re-run that after the 10.5 upgrade?

    The intro movie is the original Leopard movie. Really, nothing to announce that you've gutted and rebuilt your OS.

    A Rosetta installer dialog came up post haste, so MS Office 2004 can run its updater.

    And that's all I know. Time to see what's what and if it all runs.
     
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    I need a simple to use and cheap hard drive for backing up files and such before I install snow leopard - would this one be okay? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8994485&type=product&id=1218008588879
    I'm kind of worried it wouldn't be enough space. What do you guys use?
     
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    Installed as well. The Apple apps function (duh), iWork 09, iLife 09 and Logic Studio (new version). Excel and Word of Office 2008 also ran successfully.

    I won't get a chance to test out CS3 more fully until tonight but Photoshop opened successfully a RAW file and I did minor edits (didn't save).
     
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    My install took right around 45 minutes and was totally painless. I did a pre-install Time Machine backup, and the post-install backup is going on as I type this.

    My knee-jerk reaction so far is that the display on my 24 inch iMac (with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS card) seems like it has more contrast (this is a good thing IMO.) But, since I do a lot of CS4 work, I may have to switch to a different calibration setting if it throws off my pre-press evaluation judgement. Also, something about the internal sound appears to be different, (more spatial?) but I can't say for sure what it is. BTW, I did a quick boot of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and all appear to run without incident. GarageBand '09 definitely struck me as being more robust. Bear in mind these are very preliminary, knee-jerk reactions right after upgrading...
     
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    Originally Posted by Southpaw
     
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    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    This is a must read.

    Someone just posted a hack to enable missing Logitech mouse functionality (hooray!). I'll be watching this page. I'd like to get in to add some missing entries, but it's quite busy and always locked.

    Palm Desktop still works. Palm OS sync still works.
     
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    So does anyone have info on whether Office 2004 works/doesn't?

    According to the Apple status page, my SL update ($10 variety) (ordered on Aug. 11th) still hasn't shipped.
     
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    Office 2004 works. It will prompt you to install Rosetta at first run. I launched Word, took a quick look, and quit it. I've not played extensively with it.


    Tivo Desktop does not work. This is bad. I use our two TivoHD's to stream iTunes in the Living Room and Bedroom. Losing this feature...not good.
     
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    I still use Toast 9 Titanium and while Toast itself launches okay, the TiVo Transfer application included with it no longer works.
     
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    Also looks like Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection is crashing for me at launch
     

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