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A new mac in your Mac
on 8 September 2009
I bought Snow Leopard when it came out and installed it on my laptop that night.
The install itself was a bit of a breeze, once you've clicked the 'no going back' button, the install doesn't require any more input. I've installed it on 2 iMacs and my Macbook. It took a little longer on the macbook, up to 90 minutes but was very smooth (although the progress bar hardly moves for the first 5 minutes or so).
The Macbook in particular feels a lot more snappy, with programs opening faster and the sleep and wake cycles much faster. The only downside has been program incompatibility, the following didn't work:Cyberduck, RapidWeaver, Cocktail, httpmail plug in and any 3rd party screensaver. Also the following require Rosetta which I don't want to install: Palm pilot software and Mac the Ripper . There are known problems with lots of Abobe progrmas, CS3 is incompatible as I understand but there are also problems with CS4, Aperture ans MS Word crashing.
There are newer versions of cyberduck and Rapidweaver, but still no Cocktail update.
So if there's anything critical to you, I would suggest holding off, especially Abode stuff, otherwise it's a good update - 'A new Mac in your Mac' indeed.