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    Doug b's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    Thumbs up Not one positive Snow Leopard install experience... But TWO !
    I bought Snow Leopard before it came out, so it arrived about a day or so after it officially hit the stores. I held off on installing it on either of my MacBook Pros simply because I did not trust it at the time, and wanted to see how many problems there would be. I'm pretty cautious like that. I read yesterday that people were using Lightroom and CS4 with no problems, and that was the final straw. I had to get it on ! (Heat anyone ?)

    Let me start by saying that I had no intention to do a simple upgrade from Leopard. I'm a clean install kind of fellah. Heck, back in the day I was even an "F-disk" kind of guy too. And boy did that f-disk command get used often !

    The first MBP up was the 2008 15" which I gave to my wife. (which I think I regret) I also decided to go with the more secure erase route and chose the "zero over" method, rather than even just the simple erase mode. This took about 20-25 minutes and then it was install time.
    Not much to say after this. Install took another 20-25 minutes and things were up and running without a hitch.

    Second MacBook Pro up: My new 13" Unibody. (which I think I'd rather my wife have because I LOATHE the glossy screen. And even with the iVisor screen from Moshi on it, it's still not as good as a regular matte screen. Plus the 15" has 4 gigs of RAM and this one is the base 13" model. Aaaanyhoo...

    Rinse and repeat verbatim. Not a single problem. Both machines have gone through the software updates and everything is up to snuff. T'was a treat really.

    Now, I have a couple of questions. During the first upgrade/install, I did not notice something that I noticed during the second, which was the custom install option. During that process, I was able to eliminate a bunch of languages which I'd never use. Most of them took up about 70-75 MB of space. I want to know where those things are in the Library folder on the other MBP so I can get rid of those, too.

    Also, it seems that there are still many languages supported for other applications, as seen in the language & Text preferences section. How can I get rid of these ? Lastly, are there any other things that anyone can suggest getting rid of to free up space ?

    That's it I guess. Just wanted to share my POSITIVE Snow Leopard install experience with you all.


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    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    Well thanks for that. It's good to read about good experiences. I installed Snow Leopard the day it came out (i pre-ordered and received on the release date). I don't waste my time erasing my drive first, just upgraded from 10.5.8. Took 10 minutes to do the initial install thing before the reboot, and then another 20-25 minutes.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Well thanks for that. It's good to read about good experiences.
    I agree!'s always too easy for folks to post about negative's also good to hear about positive ones!.

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