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Subject: [Leica] OT New Apple software
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:33:33 -0700
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...   I mean, what could possibly go wrong?<<<<<<<<<<<<

Oh jeeeeeeshhh Bob,
Don't say that cause then the "evil computer bad guys" take it as a
challenge and they'll have a shot at screwing things up just at a time you
least expect!"  :-(

Dr. ted   :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On Behalf 
Robert Baron
Sent: June-22-15 1:06 PM
To: lrzeitlin at; Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT New Apple software

Thanks Larry - and other responders - I think I'll upgrade my MacBookAir to
Yosemite and see how I like it before I upgrade my iMac.

I mean, what could possibly go wrong?



On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Larry Zeitlin via LUG <lug at
> wrote:

>         I have been a Mac user since 1984 and have a closet full of
> obsolete computers and drawers full of outdated software. The computers
> work. Even the first 1984 model. Apple makes superb hardware, but Apple's
> policy on software seems to be to support the old stuff for one or two
> generations then to simply write it off. As a former consultant to Apple,
> was informed by by my neighbor's son, the Microsoft VP in charge of
> Windows, that this freed Apple from catering to the needs of legacy users.
> It was a good marketing strategy for the company, essentially saying that
> if you wanted all the bells and whistles of the new OS you had to buy a
> computer.
>         In my opinion the last fully featured Apple OS was 10.6.8, i.e.
> Snow Leopard. It reminds me of the old fully mechanical automobiles before
> you needed an electrical engineering degree to tweak the innards. Or the
> mechanical Leicas for those photographically obsessed. It could be made to
> run much of the legacy software, including the old Photoshop, and had the
> decent iPhoto '09. Unfortunately most new apps require OS 10.7 to 10.9
> (Mavericks) or higher. OS 10.10.3 is Yosemite and is currently available
> for free at the Apple App Store. No need to wait until fall. It is here
> now. The new software that will be released in September is El Capitan. It
> is an update of Yosemite.
>         Yosemite received mixed reviews amongst Apple aficionados. Photo,
> the replacement for iPhoto, is, by all accounts inferior to its
> predecessor. The software requires a different mind set to use. It makes
> running a Mac laptop similar to using an oversized tablet. Bear in mind
> that all Apple computers made in the last 4 years will run any of the new
> software. I have an iMac, a Mac Pro laptop, and an 11" Macbook Air, all of
> which will run the new stuff. If there is enough memory you can load
> several of the various operating systems on the same computer. My iMac
> contains Yosemite, (OS 10.10.3), Mavericks (OS 10.9.5), Snow Leopard (OS
> 10.6.8), and Mac OS 10.5. An old 12" Aluminum Powerbook has OS 10.4.
> Unfortunately my 65000 picture iPhoto file must be updated for each
> computer and will not run at all on Yosemite Photo.
>         Remember, Yosemite is available now for free at the App Store. El
> Capitan will be available for downloading in the fall. The more apps and
> features you have on a computer, the slower it runs. Yosemite is a nice
> program but it is no speed demon. El Capitan should speed it up a bit.
> Still my personal preference for a Mac OS is Snow Leopard. It is reliable,
> fast, and I know how to use it. Too bad not much new stuff is made for it
> any more.
> Larry Z
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