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OS 10.4 - Against The Tide: I DIDN'T Get Leopard!


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With the flood of Leopard related posts, I thought it would be fun to start a "I Didn't Get Leopard" thread!

I didn't get Leopard because:
  • It is a "1.0" release
  • It is brand new, sure to have a few nasty bugs lurking
  • It likely needs some optimization
  • There are likely some compatibility issues with existing software
  • I would rather let Leopard ...ahem... earn its spots on someone else's time - I will get it once I am sure it is fully shaken out
How about you? Who DIDN'T get Leopard and why?

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I didn't get Leopard as I didn't want to go through all of the hassles of "shaking-out" the bugs. I'll wait a few months until apps are updated to work with Leopard and Apple releases a few updates -- then reassess to see if there is really a compelling reason to upgrade.
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I didn't get Leopard because I'm using a jellybean iMac with 64 megs of RAM running 9.2 and live in a cave.
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Your 4th point is the only real valid one Mac57. The rest are subjective, although there is nothing wrong with that. There are a few problems but nothing really bad and nothing that can't be fairly easily fixed.


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I didn't get leopard because I had something else to do beside travel an hour to buy it the night of its release, plus I need to figure out how I'm going to get it working on a slow g3
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I don't think it will work on your slow G3...


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I didn't buy leopard because I go to college and I know that I won't get any work done if I buy leopard know. So I'll just wait till I finish college, which is in like 5-6 months...I CANT WAITTT!!!!

PLus by then there will be less compatibility issues with software and less bugs (hopefully!)
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I didn't get Leopard because they didn't have a family pack at the shop.........
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I posted my reasons here. And someone posted having problems with what is most important to me, the Adobe apps. I don't have the money to go CS3 so having CS2 in working order is very important to me.

Till the member who posted the compatibility issues answers my questions, that solves it for me: Leopard will be a definite no-no till I get assurances it'll work with the apps I have. The rest, the eye candy and some added features Leopard brings, is nice but not essential to me. And the more I think, the more I will NOT be using Time Machine. SuperDuper! does exactly what I need while Time Machine does not.
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I agree with baggss. Leopard is a surprisingly stable release. I was worried about 1.0 bugs at first, but after having used Leopard for a while, I have yet to come across any. All of my software works great with the new OS (a few needed updating, but that was expected).

Don't worry though. While you're trying to find reasons not to upgrade, I'll be sitting here enjoyi...err, "testing" Leopard out for you


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LOL If that was meant to make me jealous, it didn't work one bit.
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I didn't buy leopard because I go to college and I know that I won't get any work done if I buy leopard know. So I'll just wait till I finish college, which is in like 5-6 months...I CANT WAITTT!!!!

PLus by then there will be less compatibility issues with software and less bugs (hopefully!)
Buy it now, open it later, so you can get a student discount.
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i didnt get Leopard cus i couldnt figure out what version i needed
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i didnt get Leopard cus i couldnt figure out what version i needed
You should buy the Super Duper Home Deluxe Pro Maximum efficiency output anti-Global Warming edition.

I did.


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I didn't get the anti global warming edition, I like it warm and toasty


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