Apple’s been busy presumably wrapping up the loose ends on Leopard and making way for Snow Leopard. Head on over to the Apple Developer Connection for your latest seeds.
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Hey, it could happen… (heheh)
For those out there with ADC accounts… 10.5.2 is now posted for evaluation.
It’s tagged Seed# 9C7. Read the Seed note as there is some importanté stuff in there about the combo installer.
Be careful out there.
MBPro has been running Leopard for many moons as my main development machine. It was bought stock with 10.4.x and promptly wiped in favor of 9a### revs of Leopard until launch.
Not so with the PowerBook. It still has 10.4.11 and I’m contemplating the move to Leopard this week. I’ve heard some people had problems “upgrading”. Wonder what the groupthink is on this one…
Upgrade over Tiger? -or-
Fresh install and migrate stuff over?
Great comment a moment ago… When should I buy my MacBook? Before of after Leopard?
From my own point of view I’d buy when I needed to. If I needed that MacBook RFN… I’d go out and get the best, baddest I could immediately. From a practical point of view if you can wait there will be some bennies:
- Who knows when or if Apple will have a grace period for those who purchase Macs leading up to/after Leopard’s launch? They’ve done this in the past. Reasonable to think they’d do it again. Otherwise, you might risk buying gear now only to turn around and find yourself upgrading OS within a month at your own cost;
- The local CompUSA had a mess on their hands the night Tiger launched (this was before we had an Apple Store in Tulsa). The poor guy was imaging and installing like a mad man. It created a big headache for all involved. So, I’d say, wait until you KNOW Leopard is factory installed on the gear you’re buying;
- Finally, Leopard’s awesome if the seeds are any indicator. I’d rather not run Tiger and then have to migrate from 10.4 to 10.5. I did that once just to see what pain was involved. I’d rather start fresh and build on top of that.
I really like what Apple’s put at our fingertips with the ZFS 1.1 seed. Right now it’s all tucked into Terminal and diskutil. But, holy smokes! When this makes it to DiskUtility.app I can see lots of people doing lots of very cool things with highly expandable storage pools. It’s so stupifyingly simple.
I was talking with Kevin Mooney at TulsaConnect (one of my data hosting facilities) and he was talking about how they have some very clever methods of growing and allocating storage across their facility. Absolutely blew my mind.
Storage is a beast I’ve always thought of as, “Need more? Go get a drive. Format it. Mount it. Fill it. Rinse. Repeat.” That is, until the XServe RAIDS. Then I added a little smarts (not much, just some). But, now…! I’m thinking some of what Kevin was talking about is at hand (ie, consumer level). MY hand no less! Cool.
FYI, Leopard 9A559 received an update last night via Software Updater (apparently also applies to 9A557).
I’ve just jotted off a bug report to Apple on some “things”. Not show stoppers and probably easily addressed with 10.5.1 update should it come to that. Sure would be nice to have some of the finer bits of eye candy tight and right and showing off as best it can though.
Hoping Apple will announce an actual release date soon. Wonder what Amazon’s pre-order ship date is indicating these days? Hmm…