Upgrading OS X from Leopard to Snow Leopard – How to Make it Not Suck
I realize I’m about 6 months late to the party, but I finally coughed up the $29 for OS X 10.6. Frankly I never saw the need for it, but the newer XCode versions require it, so I went ahead and upgraded.
Well there’s not much to say, other than it’s about the least impressive upgrade possible. Even with the downplayed feature list (even the box just says it’s just “the Mac you know and love”) and low price point I’m kinda mad that Apple even charged for this.
Oh yeah, and don’t bother doing an upgrade. Do a fresh install. You’ll end up having to reinstall everything anyway. So far every app has mostly worked, but everything is slow. Even Flash tripled the time it takes to load. Here’s the kicker though: If you reinstall the exact same version again but on 10.6, it’s way faster. Faster even than 10.5. I don’t understand the reason, but a lot software you installed under 10.5 that is now slow under 10.6 will work much better if you just re-install it on 10.6.
I get a ton of spam comments on this blog, which I diligently clear out. However lately I’ve noticed the domains take a funny twist. Here’s a sample from today’s comment queue:
Anyway I’m sure there’s some reason for it; maybe spammers figure people are less likely to flag “funny” domains as spam or something.
I don’t normally post too much about my regular work here, due to various NDAs and the fact that it’s often not of general interest, but today I started my career as a contractor. Here’s my site: thomasgraft.com. I pulled out / fleshed out content from tomgraft.com and then re-designed tomgraft.com as well.