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Buck

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PostSubject: Mac users beware!!!!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:13 pm

If you are Mac user then it's suggested that you avoid the new Snow Leopard 10.6 OS. It will brick your machine!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mobile-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0030009173IO&full_skip=1
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:08 pm

Slashdot and the other tech sites with user-submitted articles show nothing about this problem.

Looks like business as usual. MS trying to create a "story" through tame channels out of the few bad upgrades they managed to find (some are inevitable, of course).
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:36 pm

The only problem I read about was the Adobe stuff wasn't the latest version on some of the first few installs....


The whole thing is funny though... Mac vs PC... Lol.
Its as tired as the high dollar vs low dollar pipe wars.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:50 pm

I have seen a number of complaints about the new release. I think it will boil down to some users having a encrypted drive and that's tossing the upgrade out the window.

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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:32 pm

LL wrote:
Slashdot and the other tech sites with user-submitted articles show nothing about this problem.

Looks like business as usual. MS trying to create a "story" through tame channels out of the few bad upgrades they managed to find (some are inevitable, of course).

Instead of checking to see if the problem is real you dismiss it as yet another MS attempt to grab market share. Ya, that's intelligent....... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:46 pm

Surveying the tech news aggregator sites for confirmation of stories like that is checking them. More thoroughly than any other way, in fact.

You so funny, Buck. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:19 pm

Well, I am required by my job (I am a computer forensics specialist for a Canadian LE agency) to monitor these issues and most of what people are complaining about is caused by a couple of things:

1 People are not letting the install scripts finish , " It sat there running the 'beachball for 20 minutes so I re-booted" . The installer scripts are set up to clean out a lot of old logs and cruft from the previous OS so this can take time if you haven't been running the cron maintenance scripts as required. (These are automatic on a daily basis but the machine has to be on at usually 3AM, to do the maintenance scripts).

2 People are leaving periphrial devices plugged in while they do the upgrade/install. This is going to confuse a function that probes the hardware to determine what kernel extensions may be required. You should never do a major OS upgrade with other hardware attached to a machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:09 pm

Just gifted myself a new MacBook Pro that will come with Snow Leopard installed. First new computer in 8 years! I'll report back in about a week.

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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:23 pm

Careful you don't 'brick' yourself Doug cheers

Congrats on the new machine Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:29 pm

I said that I'd report back in once I received the computer. I've had it for about a week so far. The only problems I have encountered were with drivers. Samsung released a printer driver for Snow Leopard that didn't install correctly. I went back a version and installed that with no problems encountered. Then I went to the HP website to download a scanner driver. The HP website reports that they are working on a scanner driver for Snow Leopard with expected delivery in October. Everything else works just great. I'm happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:41 pm

Glad to hear it Doug, enjoy that new machine. If AutoCAD came out with a version for Mac I'd sure be looking into one, I'm not that interested in running winders on a Mac to run AutoCAD Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Mac users beware!!!!!   Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:56 pm

Agreed.

kilted1 wrote:
I'm not that interested in running winders on a Mac to run AutoCAD :evil:
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