Now that I have been running OS 10.6 (aka. Snow Leopard) on my 2006 MacBook Pro for a week. I can offer my opinions of the latest OS X. Twitter followers had heard me complain that my MacBook Pro was very slow with certain apps, including those that others had raved about for being improved and much speedier.

If you read my post, Snow Leopard Now Installed, you will know that I spent some time examining all the Extensions, Input Managers and Plug-ins, to ensure compatibility with OS 10.6 before I upgrading my MBP. So I don't believe the application slowness was due to the incompatibilities of Extensions, Input Managers or Plug-ins.

One thing that may cause my poor experience is the fact that my MBP has an Intel Core Duo rather than a Core 2 Duo, so it is not a 64bit processor.

As readers of my other post; mentioned above, or people who had installed OS 10.6 know, the update has recovered about 50% more free space on the boot hard drive. This savings may have hidden the fact that applications are occupying more RAM than before, which may be another reason why my MBP is slow. As my MBP has a maximum RAM capacity of 2GB, which I had already maxed out.

So what I decided to do was to sell my tired MBP and replace it with one of the latest MBP 15" model.

My conclusion is that if you do not have one of the later Macintosh from late 2008, there is really no need for you to upgrade to OS 10.6. You can hold off on the upgrade until there is a requirement from one of the applications you use to upgrade. Even then you should read my post, Snow Leopard Now Installed, and do the check of your Extensions, Input Managers or Plug-ins for incompatibilities before upgrading.

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The iPhoneDev Team has released a note addressing the issue reported regarding the problem with activating the DFU (device firmware update) mode for the iPhone, after the Mac has been upgraded to Mac OS 10.5.6. The next release of the iPhoneDev Team's Pwnage Tool is not expected until Christmas Eve (Dec. 31.2008), but there is no mention if this upcoming release will resolve the DFU problem.

Original Store: WARNING: Mac OS 10.5.6 Breaks Hacked iPhone

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About 3 years ago Apple Computers began an advertising campaign and section of their web site; "Switch" dedicated to the Windows users who recently switched to the Macintosh platform, or as Apple puts it "seen the light". The just of the campaign was just to share the stories and experience of prior Windows users who recently switched to the Macintosh platform. With PDAs there had been a similar migration, but from Palm OS to Windows Pocket PC, but the stories and experience is not as favorable for Microsoft.

I recently was speaking to one such PDA user who switched from a Palm device to a HP iPaq. One important thing is that this individual had been a happy Palm user for many years and the only reason she is using an iPaq is because her previous Palm died on her, and her (non-technical) boyfriend decided to buy her a replacement, but bought her in stead a HP iPaq.

For a layman average PDA user, the iPaq and more specifically the Windows Pocket PC is not as easy to use and more complex compared to the Palm OS. After a few months use of the iPaq she is now fallen back to use Post-It Notes. It got to a point where she has Post-It Notes stuck to the back of the iPaq. Now that is ironic. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera with me otherwise I would have a picture of it here.

This individual has decided that she will purchase a new Palm device very soon.

So as you can see forcing people to switch is not the right approach. Apple and Steve Jobs had the right idea. Steve always thought that his company has good products and they will just speak for itself. So he and his company just concentrate on developing amazing revolutionary products.