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I always make it a point not to upgrade to a new OS until a year or so has passed after its release. This helps me avoid the pains and the bugs that come with a new OS.
Not to say that snow Leopard is full of bugs, but every new OS has issues the first few months of release.

Now my big question before I upgrade is, does Mac OS 10.6 support Xcode, applescript and Odjective-C 2.0?
Or will the developer support be added on later updates?

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I haven't had any problems. You'll need the latest version of xcode, but other than that....


upgrade whenever. It's not a deal-breaker either way right now..

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Make at least two backups:
Uninstall all Safari add ons, Third party services, 32bit screen savers, Hacks, .dfonts and anything on the incompatible list..
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i pretty much just dive into things and then scream when they all go **** up!!!
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I've seen soem videos on youtube that highlight some features and its pretty neat. But those features cater mostly to ease of use and while they're great and they work so well, they're not the reasons I'd use to upgrade.

The one major thing I like is the footprint. The fact that they managed to cram so much more into an OS that takes 7GBs less than the previous version, really makes me want to switch.

However, I'm gonna stick with Leopard for now. At least for 6 months or so.

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Some minor issues here. I still think Apple needs to shake some bugs loose before I'd recommend it to someone who needs a rock solid system.

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Every new OS has bugs. Its sure to happen. Whether those are major or minor issues, that depends on the problems.
AFAIK Apple goes through great lengths to make sure that the OS is ready from day 1. But it cannot be said that no one will have issues.

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Wait a bit I say - it is a little buggy and there's not a huge difference in the OS anyway. Causing me a bit of frustration at the moment, so I'm glad I only paid $14.95 for it.

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I'm with you. I just don't scream when things go awry. I find ways around them or simply learn to adjust and embrace the new experience.


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I'm with you. I just don't scream when things go awry. I find ways around them or simply learn to adjust and embrace the new experience.
Typically what I do also. For years I've been use to upgrading my OS, apps and drivers as soon as the new one comes out. so I always expect something to go wrong and am delightfully surprised when it doesn't.

When it does, time to see if I can fix it or come up with a work around. Don't believe I've ever gone back to a previous version or downgraded my personal machine. I will hold off on recommendation for others though.

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I for one am steering clear until Line 6 gets off their lazy rear ends and gets a kext for the KB37 that doesn't crash Snow Leopard. Until then, I will stick with ole reliable! I did get to play with a 15" Unibody MBP with Snow Leopard, all the new subtle changes are great, and Safari runs very well in 64-bit, but I didn't see anything immediately pressing that gave me that "MUST HAVE" feeling. 10.6.4 will probably be a good time for me to take the plunge. If you are a working audio professional or a hobbist that can't stand downtime, don't do it, most audio companies are scrambling to get caught up (as if there wasn't a full year to get beta versions, sigh)
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I always make a clone of my system before I do any major update or upgrade - then I can easily restore my machine to its previous state if something about the upgrade didn't work. This practice has served me well with the Snow Leopard upgrade, as I had to do it twice on my machine.

The first SL upgrade went without a problem - the improved results were as advertised. A few hours later, I updated an application and found that it didn't work in SL. I learned from an user's message board that updated application does work in SL, AS LONG AS it is updated in Leopard. In other words, the installer did not work properly in SL.

So I erased my SL installation and recloned my system with my last 10.5.8 install. Then I updated the problem application - it worked fine in 10.5.8. Then I did a second upgrade to SL. Again, SL continues to perform as advertised and my application is now fully operational in SL.

Conclusion - I'm not afraid to upgrade when a new OSX version is released. If it works - GREAT. If it doesn't, I can easily (within 90 minutes) restore my previous install.
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When you purchase Snow Leopard, can you install it on an Intel mac with a brand new HDD?
Or do I first have to install Leopard and then install Snow Leopard??

The reason I ask is because I've only seen people mention about upgrading existing installations.

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It's not perfect, but the first update fixed a lot of bugs. And things are in new places. Why Apple does this is beyond me, but they do.

I freaked out when I installed it for the first time because I couldn't see my internal hard drive (which has three partitions.)

By default the show hard drives on desktop option is unchecked. You can't imagine my relief.

I think someone at Apple was being a weisenheimer.

Edit: My biggest gripe is that the pause/play button on the remote STILL launches iTunes. It's a pain when watching a movie in VLC.
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