Tiger Presents New Opportunities for Developers
Subject:   OSX 10.4 upgrade
Date:   2004-11-30 16:09:23
From:   iwantiger
Response to: OSX 10.4 upgrade

Well after speaking with a manager at one of the Mac stores I am going to wait for the Tiger release from its cage (10.4.1). Why you ask? The following is based on the information I got from the Apple manager: If I ever have to or want to re-install the OS from scratch, I would first have to install the original OS that came with the computer (45 minutes or longer) then first re-install OS 10.4 Tiger (even more time).

Also all new operating systems have bugs to be worked out. The manager told me within one month the bugs should all be resolved. And so I guess I have to wait for the OS 10.4.2 or the second release of Tiger.

Note: I am new to the Mac world of computing. I have decided my next computer to be a Mac G5. I want everything in the computer to be 64 Bit and take full advantage of the unmatched 64 Bit processing only found in the new Mac G5 computers. I have read all this is on this sting and there is allways a flip side to the coin. Hats off to Macintosh. As far as I know all tech suppoert if anyone would ever need it is located in the "good old USA". It is not out-sourced overseas to save money like so many PC companies are presently doing.

I have recently researched computer companies. Everything from buying the right computer to their tech support. Just try getting tech support from a PC company. You may be talking with someone in the far east or somewhere far far away with a native thick accent that can be very difficult and frustrating to understand.

Thanks all, iwantiger

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  • OSX 10.4 upgrade
    2004-12-04 15:41:28  scottbrown3 [View]

    Actually, the part about re-installing isn't true, unless it is brand new with Tiger. I have an iBook and several Pismo (G-3) PowerBooks, and I installed Panther on them without having to resintall the original shipping OS first. I would expect the same with Tiger. You may want to check another source on this. In anycase, it is usually a mistake to play the waiting game because there is ALWAYS something new in the wings, just waiting a few months before being released.

    Other than that you will be very, very pleased with your Mac. I've switched quite a few people and not one of them ever wants to go back to Windows.

  • OSX 10.4 upgrade
    2004-12-09 02:33:49  NordicMan [View]

    I usually wait for installing a new version of the Mac OS. But if you have what you wish to keep backed up, then you should get along all right. I still just find it simpler to wait. But I would not wait long for a new Mac. Panther is quite good.

    It sounds odd, the idea of having to install the original OS, then the newer one. Why?

    I got a G5, and am quite happy with it. It is supposed to be that come January Apple will have a PCI express graphic slot, with PCI X slots. We shall see. New motherboard for that is needed.

    It seems like it would be a while before everything is 64 bit. But people may well be more knowledgeable than me. So many developers/supplier-vendors have 32 bit programmes, and they will have to run side by side with the newer programmes from developers. It is hard to imagine Adobe and Quark being quick about getting 64 bit support in good fashion, when so many of their customers will have 32 bit OSs.

    May you find much enjoyment and fertile use of your new Mac.