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#1 R. Mansfield

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

I placed my order for Leopard today. I was disappointed that the academic price was $116 when it has usually been around $79 in the past.

How many others out there will brave the waters of early adoption?

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:13 PM

I'll brave it on one of my Macs, but probably not both, that way I have one that I know will not have bugs...
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:18 PM

I placed my order for Leopard today. I was disappointed that the academic price was $116 when it has usually been around $79 in the past.

How many others out there will brave the waters of early adoption?


Im game. This will be my first OS update since I switched to mac in november. I wish I could do a dual upgrade of leopard and Accordance with universal binary...hint hint ;)

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:45 PM

Amazon has Leopard for $109. Also, educational institutions will have it for $69 for their students. You just can't get that price online.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:50 PM

Amazon has Leopard for $109. Also, educational institutions will have it for $69 for their students. You just can't get that price online.

Amazons price actually dropped. I pre-ordered it in June I think. It was $129 on amazon. I had to cancel my order and re-order it just now so I could get the lesser price.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:05 PM

Apple has a really good page showing the 300+ new features of leopard http://www.apple.com...atures/300.html

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:53 AM

Amazons price actually dropped. I pre-ordered it in June I think. It was $129 on amazon. I had to cancel my order and re-order it just now so I could get the lesser price.



FYI for those who "pre-ordered" from Amazon: If your original order included the "Price Guarantee" you should be getting the lower price without having to cancel and re-order.
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#8 R. Mansfield

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:02 AM

Also, educational institutions will have it for $69 for their students.


Just not at MY institution. There are a lot more Macs on campus than there used to be, but there's still a prevalent Windows mindset for the time being.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:24 AM

FYI for those who "pre-ordered" from Amazon: If your original order included the "Price Guarantee" you should be getting the lower price without having to cancel and re-order.
:D

Thats what I thought, but viewing my order status it did not reflect that. Im sure if I contacted support they would change it for me, but it was just as easy to cancel and reorder.
I forgot I got a government employee discount from apple which put the price right about amazons and Ill get it on the release date of the 26th, so I went that route.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:26 AM

Since this is my first upgrade on a mac I have a question to those who have upgraded their OS in the past. Do most tend to install the upgrade over the previous OS or do a clean wipe and install fresh then put all their apps back on.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:32 AM

I've never done a Mac upgrade, either, but from what I've read in other places, the clean install is unnecessary on OS X (some have called it the "Windows way" of upgrading your OS). Only if your system is really cluttered or needs to be wiped should you do the clean install. I suppose your mileage may vary, but that seems to be the consensus on Mac forums.

Does OakTree have any advice for potential Leopard early-adopters and Accordance?
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

As always, early adopters do so at their own risk!!

We are running 7.3 successfully on beta versions of Leopard with only cosmetic problems with the tabs in the workspace. We will correct these for version 7.4 which we expect to release next month. Therefore we will appreciate any bug reports that intrepid early adopters do find with 7.3 and Leopard.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:37 PM

Since this is my first upgrade on a mac I have a question to those who have upgraded their OS in the past. Do most tend to install the upgrade over the previous OS or do a clean wipe and install fresh then put all their apps back on.


Yes, all you really have to do is install the upgrade over your current OS. The install will update your software and get rid of old stuff for you. I've been using OS X ever since the beta in 2000, and I've never had a problem with an upgrade. However, I think it was the Jaguar release (or was it Panther?) in which for some unknown reason, attached firewire drives were erased. They fixed this later on, but if it happened to you, it didn't matter because your stuff was gone! So it's best to always have any external drives or accessories disconnected from your Mac before you run an update. And do a thorough backup ahead of time. I plan on backing up my personal files on Thursday.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:43 PM

....... you run an update. And do a thorough backup ahead of time. I plan on backing up my personal files on Thursday.

GREAT ADVICE. BTW whoever doesn't backup on a normal frequency should never complain. You might as well be at the casino, since you are just playing the odds.
And another easy solution is to wait a few days after the latest release before you update in order to stay off the bleeding edge. Watch the Mac internet sites for comments about difficulties or bugs.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:47 PM

While waiting for Time Machine, or if you have decided to stick with Tiger, a great backup solution you can use for free is Carbon Copy Cloner. It is now Universal and will automatically back-up your system on a set schedule for you. You can get it here.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

And another easy solution is to wait a few days after the latest release before you update in order to stay off the bleeding edge. Watch the Mac internet sites for comments about difficulties or bugs.


If only I had such discipline. But I will be backed up :-)

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:55 PM

If only I had such discipline. But I will be backed up :-)

Im with you I cant wait much, maybe a day or to but Im weak. :). Like you, I will back up. I have two external drives plus I do a online back up of over 30GB online at mozy.com.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:08 AM

How many others out there will brave the waters of early adoption?


While I would love to join you by jumping in head first, out here in Indonesia we have to wait until December before our Apple Authorized Retailer (iBox) is even scheduled to get it. If it is anything like iWork 08 and iLife 08 it will be a month after that. I look forward to hearing what you Accordance users think about the upgrade!

Edited by Justin Burt, 18 October 2007 - 01:09 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:07 PM

email received a few hours ago stating leopard was shipped. I should have it tomorrow. Im also finding apps are getting launched rather quickly for leopard compatibility. I have read that many developers are holding out on current releases due to the fact they are waiting for leopard. These apps have been designed to take advantage of the core animation features of leopard.
I wonder if Accordance is working on taking advantage of these new features.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:32 PM

We have just released our upgrade with Leopard compatibility. As for new features, we will implement any that we feel will really enhance the functionality of Accordance. We are always open to creative ideas for new features. (Most suggestions are just minor tweaks of current features). However, we have plenty of very exciting new features in the pipeline which do not depend on Leopard, and we have enough ideas to keep us busy for the foreseeable future.
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