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Default 10-04-2011, 08:04 PM

Originally Posted by underwhelmed View Post
That's awesome, but 10.6.8 is really only useful if you are going to 10.7, so it wasn't worth me wasting anymore time with it.
Some latest updates are only available for 10.6.8 (e.g. latest security updates, latest java updates, etc), that's why some people update their mini to 10.6.8 .

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Default 01-09-2012, 05:07 PM

So - what's the current thinking?
Go to 10.6.7 and stop? OR go to 10.6.8?
I have no interest in the app store, nor in Lion.

We only use the minis (we have 2 10v's now) when we travel.
We use Firefox and never Safari.

@underwhelmed: are you still OK stopping at 10.6.7 as your sig shows?

And a Happy New Year to all - I've been away for a long bit of time...



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Default 01-09-2012, 09:44 PM

Yes, I'm still running 10.6.7 on my minis.

I'm using Chrome for my browser now as Firefox seemed pretty sluggish after their last update.

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Default 02-18-2012, 09:54 PM

I made the transition from 10.6.3 to 10.6.7 but the only way I could do this was by putting the drive into a USB enclosure and installing onto that - otherwise the ComboUpdater install would report that the installation had failed.

There's an growing number of programs that you can only get or update via the App Store, but probably not enough to present an issue right now.

Not updating to 10.6.8 means that I can't update to the latest version of Safari - I don't know what I'm missing buy certainly the ability to use extensions is a major reason for upgrading to 10.6.7.
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