6 Problems With Mac OS X Leopard

thinkingseriousIPhone users, database developers, people still running Classic Mac apps and folks who are obsessive about backing up will find some disappointments. Read on for a roundup of six Leopard problems.[…] Thanks to thinkingserious for providing this nice story on Digg.

What other users say about this:

MCMookie: This is just a list of this poor fat fuck’s minor, nit-picky frustrations. If these are the only things wrong with 10.5 (haha, not even a solid list of ten!) then I will certainly be updating.

MtheoryX: 1.) Is there a reason you can’t connect your main backup drive directly to your machine? Seems like less of a problem, and more of an inconvenience to just you.
2.) Lack of support for SuperDuper! is not Apple’s problem. Talk to SuperDuper! if you have questions: dnanian@shirt-pocket.com
3.) You don’t “need” third party apps to do a bootable backup. Read here: http://homepage.mac.com/geerlingguy/mac_support/ma … Again, you’re just pimping SuperDuper! So contact them with your concerns.
4.) Lack of features in Leopard have nothing to do with the iPhone. There was none of this syncing in Tiger, so this isn’t a Leopard-specific issue. Save this gripe for another shitty blog post on the iPhone subject.
5.) Filemaker is not made by Apple. Again, if you have issues with Filemaker, contact Filemaker: http://www.filemaker.com/support/phone.html Don’t bitch about their shitty support in Leopard. As a side-note, serious database developers don’t consider Filemaker to be a serious database development platform, just so you know.
6.) You’re running Classic still, and you’re bitching it’s not supported in Leopard? Great, you can get together the other, maybe, 20 people that this seriously affects and bitch about it together. Other than that, you’ll find that there are a large majority of people who don’t care.
In general, I’m burying this because it’s pointless, stupid, subjective blog spam.
You, Mitch Wagner, are a douche, and a hack.

mattledger: Those are the six most minor “problems” I have ever heard

FknGoAway: I have had no problems with Time Machine. I did the first backup with the drive connected directly to a MacBook Pro. Once that was done I installed Leopard on a G4 PowerBook and hooked the external to that, Time Machine found it and continued to do backups. I tested this by deleting and seeing if it was definitely doing the backups. Today (Monday) I arrive at work and tried out the “back to my mac” thing. Once I connected, I saw a lot of network activity, low and behold, Time Machine saw the attached drive, mounted it on my desktop, and backed up again. It took almost 10 minutes and it was only a 4.4MB upload, slow but I am pleased it worked.

Incidentally, the G4 (1GHz 1MB RAM) PowerBook is much faster with Leopard and working very well as a little backup/media server.


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