Re: [wpmac] Its Official
- Hello Phillip
>What I want to see is a definitive list of what machines can install OS.x.5.Leopard requires an Intel, PowerMac G5 or PowerMac G4 processor but if
you plan on trying it with a G4 chip, it needs to be clocking in at more
Your system needs 512MB of memory, a DVD drive to install the operating
system and a hard drive with at least 9GB of space.
If you're wanting to have a crack at dual-booting with Windows, you need
to have a copy of either Windows Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 2 and
it only works with Macs featuring an Intel processor.
One surprising requirement is the need for at least a 1.6GHz processor
for Leopard's DVD Player.
-- Frank Mitchell, Scottsdale, Arizona
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I want to begin to know how to move all my applications over and data.
Phillip... I can't answer your question about how powerful your Mac must
be to upgrade to Leopard, but if you do get new machines, the matter of
moving your stuff over is simple:
When you first turn your new computer on, you're given the opportunity
to connect it via firewire cable to your old computer and transfer over
as much as you want, including applications, settings and
documents--everything. It's very easy and your new computer will
resemble your old one as much as you'd like it to. Even if you don't to
this right away, there are ways to create the opportunity again or to
put the old computer in Target Disk Mode
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58583> and copy files
over at firewire speeds.
Either way, it's not a problem.
FYI: I upgraded my 2GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook last night and I love
Leopard. I've never worked with virtual or multiple desktops, though, so
I don't know how I'll take advantage of Spaces yet. Any ideas how it can
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- Hi, Tina,
I've used virtual desktops for years in the 'nix world. I make a
"functional group" on a given desktop, lumping together similar tasks.
One example of how I have used them is like this:
1 desktop has a full-sized browser open
1 desktop has mail clients (2, in my case)
1 desktop has stacked terminal sessions with SSH connections to my
servers (I am a UNIX SysAdmin)
1 desktop has a WinXPP session open on the corporate Windows network
And don't tell the boss, but I've been known to put up a movie on a
separate desktop every so often...
That's one general idea anyway. When I install 10.5 on my MBP, I may
very well assign a desktop to a Parallels session, as well.
Switching between major functions thus becomes very clean and simple.
> FYI: I upgraded my 2GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook last night and I love
> Leopard. I've never worked with virtual or multiple desktops, though, so
> I don't know how I'll take advantage of Spaces yet. Any ideas how it can