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Old 16th October 2007
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You can pre-order for delivery on 10/26. I already put in my order. The best OS is even going to get better!

I think Time Machine is going to be the most important new feature for me, can't wait to have my backups done automatically. The new Finder looks pretty cool as well. It seems there are many Apple fans on the forum here, anyone else going to upgrade?

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I'd like to , but I have my reserves about how well it will perform on my archaic 1.5Ghz G4 Powerbook w/ 2Gb ram.

10.4.10 runs pretty good for me now.

Plus I'm kind of commiting a fair amount of money on group buys for a steel diff. cover, and a short-throw shifter. I suppose that if those don't go through it would be down to Leopard and a new turbo.
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You bet ill be upgrading as soon as I find a torrent..
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I'm new to Apple, but my Dad is looking to replace his PC with an Apple later this month. So I would like to pre-order it with Leopard preloaded.

He is sick of Dell and Gates. It's nice to be able to double boot w/ windows...
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I placed my order yesterday and cannot wait.

To the person with 1.5ghz you should be fine. The only issue you would have is RAM, but I see you have 2gigs and that is more than enough.
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It doesn't take much to keep you Mac guys happy, does it?
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I'm not excited enough to soil myself or anything like that, but Leopard looks pretty sweet. I wonder how much bootcamp has changed, since I guess its not a demo or a beta anymore. But I guess bootcamp doesn't really matter to me too much because I use VMware.

It would be nice if Mac would port over AutoCad, Solidworks, and Matlab
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It doesn't take much to keep you Mac guys happy, does it?
LOL no it doesnt, some pretty eye candy helps cover up the lack of everything else, but this is why all the teenage girls on campus have them.. and the emo skateboarding crew that want to rebel and be "different"


but im sure it will be a greater success than vista


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I just like it because it always works (except for the occasional application hang-up), no need to worry about viruses or spyware, beautiful design of OS and hardware, no need to rebuild my system twice a year and so on.

I work with Windows professionally but it seems I am always fixing the same problems. But please... let's not turn this thread into another "who's better" discussion.
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It would be nice if Mac would port over AutoCad, Solidworks, and Matlab
That would be helpful. I'm not familiar with BootCamp for OSX, but shouldn't you be able to run those programs on a Mac with Bootcamp?
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But please... let's not turn this thread into another "who's better" discussion.
I wasn't trying to, just didn't seem like there was a whole lot that was actually different when I checked out the preview videos. And Time Machine, for once Mac is ripping off Windows.

It just seems sometimes that you mac people are loyal for loyalty's sake, and not because it's that much better or even that different.
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That would be helpful. I'm not familiar with BootCamp for OSX, but shouldn't you be able to run those programs on a Mac with Bootcamp?
And what is the deal with Bootcamp, it's a glorified bootloader!
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And what is the deal with Bootcamp, it's a glorified bootloader!
Isnt that the basis for the entire apple company?
ahem, iPod?

Honestly though i love my ipod, but i'd hate it if i didnt purchase an extended warranty
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And what is the deal with Bootcamp, it's a glorified bootloader!
Its a bootloader, but it also includes drivers and apple specific software that gets installed within windows.

It also lets you access windows files while in MacOS.
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I have been using Parallels with Windows XP for 6 months now and it does what I need it to do. Pretty cool is the Coherence mode where Windows applications appear to be running in OS X without the Windows desktop. Only negative is that it can be a bit of a memory hog based on the settings.
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I wasn't trying to, just didn't seem like there was a whole lot that was actually different when I checked out the preview videos. And Time Machine, for once Mac is ripping off Windows.

It just seems sometimes that you mac people are loyal for loyalty's sake, and not because it's that much better or even that different.
I was mainly warning myself.

There aren't any differences in the OS itself, just some new features and improvement of existing ones. But is pretty much different from other OSes when you look beyond the interface.
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Now I need to get my dad to upgrade his Mac mini! I bought a new iMac over a month ago, so I don't qualify for an upgrade price.
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I found the installation of bootcamp to be a damn sight easier than a Windows XP installation on a Dell, with the drivers disk. On the Mac, just install Windows XP as usual, then when it's rebooted, just stick the Apple drivers disk in (auto-runs) which installs all the drivers for everything else - wireless, camera, etc. Dell driver disks just don't do that

I also use Parallels, but boot my bootcamp partition. I do a full boot for games, although Parallels does a very good job of that; a least for a handful of older games, like Quake 3, RTCW, etc. Pants, otherwise. Simply put, it's for gaming ... my wife won't let me buy a console That, and the SAAB EPC ... that's all I have installed on it. Running in coherence mode within the Mac OS, it's very nice.

I do hope they've done a makeover on Windows, like they did for X Windows. That would be quite something. Wishful thinking, but we've still not heard some of the "secret features", despite the 300+ new features list published the other day. I'll be buying my Leopard from my local Apple reseller. I like to support them.

Personally, I can't wait - I already have a brand new iMac. I couldn't wait for Leopard when I bought it (I had already procrastinated a good three years), but hey, 85 quid is nothing for an operating system.

What Time Machine solutions do people have lined up? I fancy hanging a hard drive off the back of my Airport Extreme (upstairs, out of the way), which is also connected to my wired network. I assume it will work with any mounted drive, even ethernet shared?

What do people think to Front Row taking on the TV interface? Personally, I really like the simplicity and swishness of the current interface. I find the TV interface a bit ... well ... boring?
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...and Time Machine, for once Mac is ripping off Windows.
You do know what Time Machine does, don't you? There is no such feature on Windows. It's not roll-back, you know
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You do know what Time Machine does, don't you? There is no such feature on Windows. It's not roll-back, you know
It's System Restore + Backup in one program, don't kid yourself.
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