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Matteh99

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« on: 29 Apr 2005, 18:06 »

I just got tiger and it's pretty darn cool.

I just used automator to go through the QC content and download all of the comics.  I am on dialup at home so it takes a long time go look at the old QC comics so I wanted them all on disk.  So I used automator to download all of them at work.  :)

Spot light works just as well as advertized.

Dashboard is cool.

Those are the only features I have played with..
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« Reply #1 on: 30 Apr 2005, 16:27 »

I installed it.  I like it quite a lot; the interface seems a lot faster, and Spotlight works really well.  I can see it helping me out a lot.  I have a lot of research papers stored as PDFs on here, but they're not organized at all.  When I want to find one, instead of looking through them all one by one, I can type something like "roskos siebert biomedical" and pretty much instantly find Siebert and Roskos' paper "All-optoelectronic continuous wave THz imaging for biomedical applications", which otherwise is unhelpfully named "m22110.pdf".  Nice.

Dashboard is interesting, but there isn't anything there that I can see using constantly.  I like having quick access to a version of stickies that disappears when I want it to, though, and the translator is an interesting idea.

There are some sucky things so far:
1.  My Quicktime 6 pro key doesn't work with Quicktime 7, so I can't do fullscreen playback unless I pay Apple another $30.  QT Pro was useful when I was recording all of my vinyl records onto my computer and compressing tomography data as movie files, but I don't really get enough use out of the pro features to justify giving them more money.  Why is full screen a "pro" feature anyway?  At least on the Mac version, it seems stupid.

2. The Cisco VPN client breaks with Tiger.  This means I can't run Matlab from home until they fix it.  Shit.
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Mnementh

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« Reply #2 on: 30 Apr 2005, 17:14 »

Oh, this is good to know (Cisco VPN borkedness), I won't install Tiger until they do, otherwise I won't be able to log into work from home.

Coincidentally, I work for The MathWorks.
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MilkmanDan

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« Reply #3 on: 01 May 2005, 03:38 »

The new mail buttons got the shit kicked out of them by a legion of Uglystick wielding thugs. And Isync no longer works with my Dad's phone. Other than that, it seems nice.
If you want to learn about the slightly less-visible changes, this review has absolutly EVERTHING.
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« Reply #4 on: 01 May 2005, 16:08 »

I have a really hard time with this concept coming from a windows background.


Apple wants me to pay how much for a Service Pack?
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« Reply #5 on: 01 May 2005, 18:26 »

it's not a service pack, it's a new OS.

it's at least like going from windows 95 to 98.  also, you're not thinking of all the applications packaged with the OS in OSX.  it's like an upgrade to both Windows and a bunch of decent productivity and creativity apps at once.
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« Reply #6 on: 01 May 2005, 18:36 »

Quote from: Phrozen
Apple wants me to pay how much for a Service Pack?


It does suck that they make you pay but it is more than a service pack.  10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 are pretty decent sized upgrades, kinda like windows 95, 98, me.  The 10.x.1, 10.x.2, etc are service packs.    Ok so apple does the os updates more regularly than microsoft but they are the same thing really.  There still are things like security updates for the older os x versions.  

Windows service packs don't add any features.  The 10.x updates give you things like expose, spotlight, dashboard, fast user switching, automator etc.  How much did microsoft make you pay to downgrade your system from windows 98 to windows ME?  I would love it if they where free but they arn't and neither is windows.

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« Reply #7 on: 02 May 2005, 05:32 »

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Why is full screen a "pro" feature anyway?  At least on the Mac version, it seems stupid.


So don't use quicktime:

Mplayer for OS X
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VLC
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« Reply #8 on: 02 May 2005, 08:39 »

sigh... I want Tiger...
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« Reply #9 on: 02 May 2005, 10:27 »

mac users are pussies destined to go to a lake of and fry :P

ps: just had to take this out of my chest...:D
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« Reply #10 on: 02 May 2005, 10:39 »

Quote from: Jenno
Quote from: nickyandthefuture

Why is full screen a "pro" feature anyway?  At least on the Mac version, it seems stupid.


So don't use quicktime:

Mplayer for OS X
or
VLC

VLC is also Kinda broken too :(
switching from full to windowed screen sometimes hangs up the app. Luckily apple added a handy new 'reopen' button to the error reporting popup so you can just get the program back after it closes. You can get around this problem by using the VLC dashboard widget to order VLC in and out of fullscreen.
Also Aquisition is messed up a lot. It wasnt working on 10.3.9 due to a Java mess up, and then it was working, and now with Tiger it seems to be the same error. Too bad.
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« Reply #11 on: 02 May 2005, 12:37 »

By the by.  Go to your nearest Apple store and flash your student ID.  You can get Tiger for a mere $65. Hope it helps!
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« Reply #12 on: 02 May 2005, 17:28 »

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it's at least like going from windows 95 to 98. also, you're not thinking of all the applications packaged with the OS in OSX. it's like an upgrade to both Windows and a bunch of decent productivity and creativity apps at once.


...so it's like just about any linux distro except for the mac? I'm not an apple user, the only time I've ever used an apple computer was while editing a movie me and a couple people made(on one of the other people's computers, it was a mac) and with an old Macintosh IIsi we own.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 May 2005, 17:51 »

Theres absolutely no comparison between an old IIsi and a new mac running OSX.  (I miss my IIsi, btw) :P

OSX is actually based off of one of the BSDs, so yeah, its like Linux, but with much better hardware support and cooler app and interface :D

The main benefit over linux is the ease of use and support with hardware.  You can easily swap out usb and firewire devices, mice, gaming devices, bluetooth, wifi.    

Having been a PC/Win32/Linux admin for so many years, I'm finding OSX to be my preferred OS for most things.  Its sort of like what Linux should be.
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« Reply #14 on: 02 May 2005, 18:07 »

What is going on?
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« Reply #15 on: 02 May 2005, 18:46 »

I wasn't really reffering to the interface, but more that whole thing with the programs. Most linux distro's come with almost everything you'll ever need, with some exceptions. Mandrake is one of the best at that.

But this is about apple! I kinda thought that IIsi's would be a lil different from tiger, what with the 15 year difference. Actually I was sure of it after seeing screenshots of any mac and the friends computer as well(which had quite the good movie editor on it, much better than MS's crappy one).
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« Reply #16 on: 02 May 2005, 19:56 »

One thing that does suck about Tiger is it doesn't come with the iLife applications.  You are still stuck with your old copies or no copy if you were upgrading from 9.  How many people are going to run tiger on the same system the had 9 on any way?  Apple does make you keep paying for their stuff, like iLife, osx, quicktime pro.  And if it really pisses you off every thing accept quicktime pro and iWork is easy to steal :).  Not that i would recomend it. I want my apple stock to go up :).  I do think quick time pro should be free.  At least can they make it go full screen without buying pro?

If you hate stuff about the mac and want it changed send them feed back.  With apple I get the feeling that they actually listen to what their customers want at least feature wise.

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« Reply #17 on: 02 May 2005, 20:11 »

Does this thing have anything to do with a Windows-Box?
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« Reply #18 on: 03 May 2005, 01:07 »

No Johnny C, it doesn't. Mac OS X is a Windows free zone. Thank the lord.
I mean, I'm not trying to start anything here, but have you seen the new Longhorn screenshots? Fugly. That's all I'm saying.
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« Reply #19 on: 03 May 2005, 03:40 »

i dunno, that's just the default.  you can customise it, so whatever.
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