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Upgrading to OSX V10.4.7

Pete, I downloaded the latest version the other day. Did a restart. My screen was blank for several minutes. No desktop showing OSX.
Did a restart. My system was crawling with this latest upgrade and to view my desktop as well as the doc and system.

Tonight starting up was extremely slow also. Took a long time.
Blank screen first for over a minute. Second to show was the doc and third was my desktop. That is strange.

Anyone else having these problems with the latest OSX update?

Peter, what is wrong with this latest update??
Why the system slow-down now?
Wish I never updated. Not good.

-Kevin

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10.4.7

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I have not seen those problems with my system.

First boot took about 3 minutes but after that it was back to normal. I also did the QT update.

Have not seen any major problems with this update


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10.4.7 OUT

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Thanks Peter. This evening was slightly quicker to load. However, there is a noticeable slow down from the past version. (Only on start-up, everything is fine from there on. No problems at ALL. Not a one!!)
I seem to recall the download was about 68 Megs.

Would you care to comment on the latest upgrade and fill us in on your experience with it?
May be interesting for all of to learn from your experiences with OSX10.4.7.
Does Apple ever do Beta testing on a new version with a pro like you?

Thanks, Pete

-Kevin

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Upgrading to OSX V10.4.7

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i just upload the new version on my PowerBook G4. No problems here after restart. ;-/

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Upgrading to OSX V10.4.7

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clander46, I only notice the start-up being slower.
Every thing else is fine.
Thanks for the input.

-Kevin

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10.4.7

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methinks the problem lies somewhere else! i hv upgraded too, and except for just a teensy bit longer first start, everything else is just kosher!!

cheers

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10.4.7

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The first start was very long. The second was shorter.
Now, everything seems to be back to normal.
I was worried for a couple of days though.

Do you see any improvements?
I am not an IT person. So why should I notice?
I had no concerns in the first place before the update. Just updated it.
Thanks CKayEss,

-Kevin

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You should notice because you are a user

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There are a number of things that were improved, the first in the list could be of interest to you, as could the Fonts thing. Reading through this list I do not see anything on it that would require any education in IT to be noticeable.

Going back and reading your first post, I suspect that you panicked over the time taken for the first boot after update and physically restarted your machine again. Having interrupted the boot process, you left the machine in a state of flux from which it had to recover before completing the second boot. A time of 2 minutes before any desktop appears is normal for this update.
Isn't the usual order of appearance Background, Dock and Volumes/Desktop? What makes you think it is different now?

Update Details:
- saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes
- Bluetooth file transfers, pairing and connecting to a Bluetooth mouse, and syncing to mobile phones
- audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack applications
- ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop
- determining the space required to burn folders
- iChat audio and video connectivity, creating chat rooms when using AIM
- importing files into Keynote 3
- PDF workflows when using iCal and iPhoto
- reliable use of Automator actions within workflows
- importing and removing fonts in Font Book
- syncing addresses, bookmarks, calendar events and files to .Mac
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

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