Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:35 am Post
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:50 pm Post
antony wrote:Gruber has a good overview of the situation:
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:47 am Post
cooner wrote:antony wrote:As has been mentioned on another thread, the source of many problems when "upgrading" (as opposed to a clean install, or archive and install) is older versions of Unsanity's APE haxie framework, or other low-level system tweakers that play around with OSX's internal organs, so to speak.
Anyone who's ever run something so low-level on their Mac should of course do either a clean or archive installation, to avoid system problems.
The Upgrade method of installation assumes two things: [a] that your system is clean, and [b] if your system isn't clean, then the haxie authors should at least have written their code so that it won't work on a non-recognised system. Unfortunately, older versions of APE don't do this :\
The most annoying thing about this whole APE situation is that a lot of people don't even realize it may be installed. It's all too easy to let oneself sound like "Bwahaha, you fool, installing unsupported haxies on your system, you deserve it!," but that's not always the case.
I haven't installed Leopard yet, but on some weird whim I did a search on my fairly new and tidy iMac for "Application Enhancer," and -- lo and behold, it had been installed. Apparently Logitech's mouse driver installs it, and I had briefly installed it before deciding not to use that mouse on the new machine. I'd uninstalled the Logitech driver, but it left the APE stuff installed.
Fortunately it was the "new" version that wouldn't have caused the BSOD, but still, I stripped it out of my system. I would bet a lot of people suffering the BSOD problems don't even realize they have a haxie installed on their system or that it's something they should have looked into updating. :/
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:34 am Post
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:01 pm Post
AndreasE wrote:I am no "early adopter", but I am curious to learn from the experiences of others.
So, question to those who are already in the realm of the Leopard: What do you consider - for you - the greatest advantage of using the new OS? Is there something that would make it worth it even if the rest was not there? Is there a "killer feature"?
And are there things that disappoint you? Things you miss? Things that were better in Tiger?
(I admit, I am an "early interrogator". But maybe this thread is around for longer...)
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:56 am Post
angee wrote:What disappoints me?
Spotlight. I was hoping that Spotlight would work like Google. Instead, I'm finding that for me, it's not working as well as the Tiger version.
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:53 am Post
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:21 am Post
antony wrote:Andreas, have you tried Quicksilver? If you rely on Spotlight so much, you might find QS does a better job...
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:19 pm Post
AndreasE wrote:Is it possible to search with Quicksilver? I wasn't aware of that.
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:01 pm Post
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:47 pm Post
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