| 3:33 pm on Oct 25, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Son_House, thanks for posting this it helps to hear other people's experiences. How soon I order this upgrade will be based a lot on what I hear from other users. :)
How is the Panther Upgrade working for everyone else?
| 7:01 pm on Oct 25, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I got it last night-- it arrived here at 3:30 pm, but I wasn't here, so I had to go to the FedEx place to pick it up. So I had it by 6:30, and had it installed by 7:00, and was rocking out by 7:01 (fast boot, you're right). I've immediately become addicted to Exposť, and the new Finder. I am excited about most of the new features, and my boyfriend pretty much wet himself over the new developer tools. Seriously awesome.
Only regret? Wish I hadn't been so eager to pre-order. If I'd thought ahead, some buddies of mine and I could've split the family pack and saved us all some money. :D
| 9:59 am on Oct 27, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Well just installed mine today on my month old PowerBook 17". It's a very polished system. Was a smooth upgrade. Definitely feels faster and more responsive. The implementation of threading in Mail is nice. Expose is amazing (I bet that will become a 'how did I ever live without' feature). Preview is very fast - opened a large PDF and it scrolled effortlessly. Fast user switching is very slick. Quake 3 runs great.
I also installed X11. Now I have to find some cool X11 apps to play with. :)
It did seem to overwrite my httpd.conf... but it backed up the old one. Looks like the same version of Apache and PHP: 1.3.28 and 4.3.2 respectively. Perl's at v5.8.1-RC3.
The new Finder is real nice, and the brushed metal theme doesn't annoy as much as I thought. The Activity Monitor is very cool. Can't wait to try out audio chatting (the Powerbook has a built in mic). Integrated faxing throughout- everywhere you can print you can fax... Optional AES encryption for your home directory... Nice font management... I could go on and on. All in all a great release. I'm very happy.
| 10:04 pm on Oct 27, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I started installing last night, but Mail burped when importing messages/folders from Entourage. I guess it doesn't like how many emails I have with several MBs of attachments. Whoops. :)
And I can't figure how to connect to my wife's computer through our network, but that's much more "user error" than any problem with Panther.
I was very happy with the quick install over my existing 9.2 system -- just a little slower than the install at work over 10.2.8.
| 11:43 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It all sounds great... so has anyone tried the Panther upgrade on a machine with Apache/MySQL and php running? Anything special about that?