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Default What is the big attraction of 10.5.8? - 09-07-2009, 01:59 PM

I have been running 10.5.7 on my Mini9 and it seems to be nearly bulletproof. No issues with sound, sleep, networking or BT (aside from a BT tethering struggle I posted about the other day) - a great working package that is stable enough that I would have no problem letting my family use the machine free from issue or weird behaviour.

I see many posts about problems with 10.5.8, and for this reason I've not gone after that upgrade/update yet. To be honest, I'm in a bit of a "don't fix what ain't broke" mode on this. Is there some significant feature content or performance difference that brings the attraction to 10.5.8?

I can fully appreciate the "geek" aspect of the upgrade - whether it's for development purposes (find a way to make it work) or for gotta-run-the-latest folks. For now, it sounds like the details are getting worked on Snow Leopard so unless there's some major feature I'm missing by staying .7, I don't plan to jump to .8 anytime soon.

What was your motivation to go to 10.5.8?

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Default 09-07-2009, 02:13 PM

The geek aspect.

Seriously, 10.5.8 (at least in the "real" Mac world) brought a bunch of secturity updates, a bluetooth fix, a Safri update, etc.

I'm running 10.5.8 on my Mini9 with absoultly no issues. I was gun shy about doing the upgrade after reading about people having issues but I went ahead and jumped in and got everything fixed thanks to the folks here.

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Default 09-07-2009, 08:34 PM

I am in exactly the same ''dont fix wot aint broke'' boat as you.

My system is running perfectly on 10.5.7 and i'm going to leave it at that for the moment. People do seem to be running the update perfectly at this point but i'm too scared to upgrade yet.

I'm an experienced mac user but I wouldn't know what a kext was if it smacked me in the face. I guess the real problem will come when one day I go to install a new app or update and it tells me I need 10.5.8.

Might just go straight from here to SnowLeopard when the 'Knights of Dell Mini' have fixed an easy install method for the common people.

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Default 09-07-2009, 10:55 PM

I too am staying at 10.5.7 for now. I have been using macs since 1992, but I am also new to the world of hackintoshing, and see no reason to change whats working so well right now.

Snow leopard on the other hand....

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Default 09-08-2009, 12:49 AM

I upgraded because I had a .dmg of 10.5.8 before I even got my netbook. I didn't want to redownload a huge file (the 10.5.7 combo updater is about 800 MB), so that was the main reason. I also didn't stay with 10.5.7 because there are more guides available for OS X 10.5.8 than 10.5.7.
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Default 10.5.7 not so great either - 09-10-2009, 01:10 AM

Before installing 10.5.7 the option to ignore the trackpad when using the mouse was available. Installing 10.5.7 removed it for me. To get a really stable system you have to go back to 10.5.6.

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Default 09-10-2009, 01:23 AM

there's actually a security update which requires 10.5.8
however, i wouldn't worry too much about security when it comes to the Mac.
don't get me's not immune, it just has a better record when it comes to security.
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