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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 10-26-2007 05:01 PM

Thumbs up Jojo!

— Douglas – Leopardless in Omaha

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 10-26-2007 05:11 PM

you are waiting?? After standing in line and getting your t-shirt, you are waiting/???? !!!
Install it for heaven’s sake… for Debbie’s sake… let’s hear all about the pros and cons.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 10-26-2007 05:48 PM

Ha ha Debbie, I know it sounds weird—and sure it feels too!—, but I’m kinda conservative in my approach to those things. Even if I’ve heard in some podcasts that the Goldmaster Beta is really stable, I still prefer to hear from that same people how does the retail version run.

There are always a few bugs and flaws in every new major version of such complicated softwares (and in some cases, after almost 6 years of development there are plenty of big ones, and no waiting in line to get it, but I digress here ;o) ). So, why suffer them for myself if the podcasters “are payed” to do so?

Imagine that Photoshop doesn’t get along together so well with the new cat… and remember: Adobe hasn’t confirmed full compatibility yet, even if everything indicates that there is no problem whatsoever.

I confess though that I can’t keep the box more that a feet away from me since I arrived home. It is soooo pretty, with its holographic effects…! This is as geeky as it goes, I know it is sad and I need more shop time… or a life. :o)

Don’t worry Douglas, the clock is ticking for those of you far west.

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#4 posted 10-26-2007 06:59 PM

PC here…you Apple kids don’t know all the fun you’re missing…virus protection updates…weekly security fixes…tons of spyware and updating of spyware discovery programs…bugs, screaming, freezes, shutdowns, gnashing of teeth, pounding of fist. I feel so sorry for you that you’re missing all the fun. But that’s okay, I’m sitting in McDonalds and told my order of Fillet of Bill Gates will be up soon…that I won’t have to wait too long…too long…too long…too long…%3*?@%7Z#.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 10-26-2007 07:43 PM

LOL Barry, great sense of humor that of yours… I bet is the only way one can be able to wait almost six years for the release of an OS… where nothing is compatible with nor innovative! Oops, sorry, I did it again. ;o)

Unfortunately in another life I did “enjoy” (read suffer) the same pleasures you do. Actually I did it for twenty years, yuck! And that is what makes me so excited about something as trivial and boring as an operating system.

Now that I think, I remember the release of the very first virus ever made, as I did start working in computers in a time where those didn’t actually exist. I guess that doesn’t make me any younger, does it?

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#6 posted 10-27-2007 12:03 AM

Oh Barry, you don’t know the peace you’re missing. I’ve owned two macs and two PC’s at home, and have used both at work (same job) so I can speak from both camps. If I had full control of my psychic powers back in the mid/late 90’s I’d have saved myself a few grand, massive paperweights I can’t even GIVE away, and hair! (Ok the hair was gone long before then, a la Gillette).

Leopard goes on Sale very soon in these parts. Really looking forward to it, Pleased that my 4 year old laptop isn’t too outdated or underpowered to run it. Let us Mac types know what you think (being over there in the future and all ;) I”m sure any kinks will be worked out, and we’ll be running smoothly in no time – lots of good press about Leopard!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 10-27-2007 05:06 AM

Same here Scott (only that I still keep my rapidly greying hair). My current machine is a 3 1/2 year old PowerBook G4 17” (1.5 GHz, 2 Gb RAM) and I’m confident it’ll run smoothly. By the way, I’m still running on 10.3.9 Panther. As a private user not managing any production machine, I didn’t felt compelled to spend the hard-earned bucks in Tiger back then. Now it’s different and many of the software I use no longer ships updates compatibles with anything prior to 10.4 so I have to update.

The reports I’ve heard from the beta-testers are that it makes everything go faster, specially in older machines. It seems that, with every new version, they get rid of more legacy code and Classic compatibility stuff and they optimize the code too.

We’ll see. Right now I’m doing the last backup because it’s getting impossible to wait anymore, I can hear the cat roaring inside the box that’s on the sidetable.

More on this in a day or two…

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