Double-clicking files in the Finder under Snow Leopard launches applications associated with the types of the files regardless of which applications used to create those files. I like it but I can see why those users who have been using Mac for 2 decades hate it. Other than that it forces one to adopt a new habit, I think it makes sense both conceptually and practically to ignore creator codes for most users.
Just a heads up. The New OSX has removed the ability to Archive & Install and the Erase and Install option.
Also included in the optional Installs is QuickTime 7 and Rosetta. Also:
- OSX has also added a Software "incompatibility check" during the general Installation of OSX 10.6. Within the installer there is an List with Software Exclusions. With this list any known third party applications will automatically get disabled during the start up.
- The Exclusions lists also Applies to Migration assistant.
this is my first foray into 4GB in OS X. Just to appease my TypeA twists, could someone please comment for me?
Upgraded my uMB to 4GB last night and System Memory in OS X Activity Monitor (Utilities folder) shows 3.75GB available. I'm not freaked out about this, just wanting to check my curiosity.
Now the About This Mac pop-up window shows 4GB installed so I'm thinking the difference may have to do with OS memory addresses and such which is why you end up with memory recognition in 32bit windows systems, but I'm hoping for confirmation from others that I'm not missing something. The other possibility I considered for the difference is just simply the 1024bit vs 1000bit thing that you end up with in HDD sizing (and that would actually match nicely with the conversion @ ~3.73GB ).
My upgrade to Snow leopard from Leopard went without incident, and everything works great except for Quicktime.
If I want to watch a WMV file, I get an error message indicating that Quicktime must be installed first to proceed.
The question is this. Can I install Quicktime alone from the Upgrade disk?
I tried the newest version downloaded from Apple's website, however it gives an error upon installation that indicates that the version is incompatible with Snow Leopard. I guess Apple has not updated their download website.
I was just at my MAC class & the guy tells me that Snow Leopard is much faster & i should think about up-grading & that it only cost $30.00, But he also said its not for everybody. Depends on what you do with your LapTop?
I received my snow leopard today. it was made in singapore and had a chinese leaflet and the box had chinese letters on it. is it a genuine one? The dvd however had the usual english writings...also what type of setup do you advise me to do? a clean install?or just and upgrade. i also have w7, so i guess i will have to do a clean install to be a ble to get advantage of the bootcamp 3.0 with it being most stable. A picture of the box is posted below. [url]
I've been reading up and thinking about purchasing the upgrade for my OS I am currently running OS X 10.5.8 so I am here to ask those who have upgraded to Snow Leopard, is it worth it? What I am getting different with this upgrade?
I recently noticed that my firefox finds a reason to crash on its whim most often than it was during the pre snow leopard era. Any one knows the reason why it does or how I can pin point the problem it happens next time?
i'm using snow leopard. and i was just wondering what command open's up a new terminal window, typing bash or sh would only create a bash or sh session within the same terminal window. Yes i know i can just press command+n or go to the menu and shell->new window. but i'm looking for a typed-out command to do this. Example would be in ubuntu, you would type gnome-terminal in any terminal, and a new terminal window would pop up.
For anyone lucky enough to try one of the pre-release versions of Snow Leopard, do you know if it has any updates to Boot Camp? What's the latest version of Boot Camp right now thats available to the general masses?
i just backed up all of my data onto my external drive and ready to do a clean install of snow leopard. however, i have a windows partition on my hard drive. will i lose this if i erase the mac hd so i can install snow leopard? ive never done anything like this with macs before.
when will apple be doing the summer update of their macbooks? they usually do this by offering a better processor, hard drive, ram during june/july/august time. they also offer free ipod/itouch around august to get rid of old stock dont they? and the laptops are cheaper. and will snow leopard be out in the next month or two with the macbook updates? I want to buy a macbook pro but i dont mind waiting till its cheaper or has new stuff.
So having installed Snow Leopard I was wondering how to install the new Boot Camp drivers onto my Boot Camp partition (which I created under Leopard). Is it as simple as just inserting the Snow Leopard disk when I am in Windows XP? Or do I have to get involved with the Device Manager?
I popped in the disc and selected Install. Well it starts installing and I go downstairs for about 15. When I come back up, the screen is off but the disc is still spinning. It's been going on like this for about 20 minutes now.
Is the screen suppose to go blank while installation occurs?
I thought 4 finger gestures were a feature of snow leopard, but I do not see the option to enable them in settings, also, where is the "Incompatible Applications" folder that incompatible apps are supposed to be moved into?