Snow Leopard After a Week

Now that I have been running OS 10.6 (aka. Snow Leopard) on my 2006 MacBook Pro for a week. I can offer my opinions of the latest OS X.

Twitter followers had heard me complain that my MacBook Pro was very slow with certain apps, including those that others had raved about for being improved and much speedier.

If you read my post, Snow Leopard Now Installed, you will know that I spent some time examining all the Extensions, Input Managers and Plug-ins, to ensure compatibility with OS 10.6 before I upgrading my MBP. So I don’t believe the application slowness was due to the incompatibilities of Extensions, Input Managers or Plug-ins.

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Snow Leopard Now Installed

As many of you know Apple released the latest version of OS X, 10.6 (aka. Snow Leopard) on Friday, August 28, 2009.

I had pre-ordered this version on Tuesday, when Apple began accepting orders on their online store for HKD238.00. Apple had originally told me that my order was going to ship on August 28 and I would not receive the shipment until Monday, August 31. Although I was a bit disappointed I was glad to have the time to prepare my Mac for the upgrade. So I was caught by surprised when Apple delivered my shipment on Saturday, August 29.

You ask, “…prepare my Mac for the upgrade”? Yes, I normally do a fresh Time Machine backup and a full image backup of the boot up drive before I attempt any OS upgrade. Since this time it is a dot release, and the amount of changes to the underlining OS, it is even more important to do so.

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