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    baggss's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2004
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

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    Feb 02, 2004
    Must be a slow news week.
    A few people... wait, I'm sorry... "numerous" people whine on the Apple forum about getting a spinning wheel and that is newsworthy?
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    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    For real... and since when is quoting someone's forum name reputable? *face palm*

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Service Pack? What Windows service pack rewrote the whole explorer? SL's Finder is completely rewritten in Cocoa leave alone all the other under the hood changes.

    Most of the so called Spinning Wheel issues I have seen so far were caused by 3rd party software like Paragon for one that is not yet compatible with SL.

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    Aug 30, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    15" MacBook Pro (Late-2011), 2.4 GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD
    Given some of the key changes in Snow Leopard (moving to 64-bit architecture for the majority of the OS, Grand Central Dispatch, dropping all PPC code), the handful of "spinning beachball" problems Information Week cites is far below the number of Vista installs that went to crap - both in terms of straight numbers and percentage of the user base.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    I'd venture to say practically all spinning beach balls and kernel panics have been caused by third party software.

    With a Mac it's just too easy. At the price of $40-$100 for an external drive and CCC (for those that don't want to spring for SD!), a bootable backup should be on everyone's priority list above buying and installing a new OS.

    Then you're prepared for any troubleshooting that may be required after an OS upgrade. To anyone that believes an OS developer can go out, find, and test every single piece of 3rd party software that exists to make sure none of them have any issues, wake up and smell the roses.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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