Snow Leopard: I say “Wait.”

Wish I could say “Go get it, install it, you’ll be very happy” but I can’t. I installed Snow Leopard on my MacBook yesterday, had a few problems, and went back to 10.5.8. My advice: wait until Apple has a 10.6.1 update before installing Snow Leopard. That’s what I’m going to do.

There are plenty of nice additions and refinements in Snow Leopard but it’s the things that didn’t work that wrecked the deal for me. Here’s what I found in an hour of having Snow Leopard installed:

  • Printing was very, very slow.
  • The machine ran very hot (no fun to work on a hot laptop).
  • RapidWeaver (the program I use to make this website) wouldn’t run.
  • 1Password wouldn’t work without a work-around that I didn’t want to do.

I don’t think that my experience is unique. Certainly my machine isn’t anything out of the ordinary, and I’m using mainstream software that lots of others use. So, I expect that Apple and the others will hear about these issues in some way or another, and when they do they’ll fix them.

Maybe we should get Steve Jobs to be a fan of Christian Boyce and Associates on Facebook. If you see him, mention it.

This, by the way, is the 100th post to the my blog.


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