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Old December 19th, 2002, 07:07 PM   #1
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Mac OS 10.2.3 NOW Available

Mac OS X update 10.2.3 is avialable from software updater (system preference) a standalone updater has not been posted as of this post. Details on the update are here http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107263 This has NOT been certified for use with FCP as of this post. I DO NOT recommend installing if your in the middle of a project. I will install it on a back-up system and report any problems.

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Edit> standalone installers are available here:

http://www.info.apple.com/support/downloads.html
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Old December 19th, 2002, 09:02 PM   #2
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A cautionary note: MacFixIt, a prominent subscription site for Mac tech news and work-arounds, noted (today) that there may be a bug in this update. In a preliminary test installation their G4's iTunes failed to recognize their internal CD-RW/DVD combo drive.

A word to the wise: unless there's a specific fix in this update that you must have asap let the pioneers take the first volley of arrows between their eyes.
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Old December 19th, 2002, 09:24 PM   #3
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It seems to have lost my iTunes Library. The MP3's are there, just no Library. If you're a big music fan I would back-up important iTunes Files before installing. It does recognize both of my burners.

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Old December 19th, 2002, 09:31 PM   #4
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SSSSSSSSSSSThwack! I think we just lost Jeff "Custer" Donald!

Have you tried FCP yet? Jeff? You ok, man?
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Old December 19th, 2002, 10:02 PM   #5
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FCP seems just fine. I've played with it for an hour and it seems stable (no crashes or Kernel Panics). If anything it seems a little faster, playback seems smoother, less stutter. This may be due to the improvements, Apple mentions, to the Rage 128 drivers etc. and not FCP. No crashes and I'm going to do some editing with it tomorrow.

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Old December 20th, 2002, 12:17 AM   #6
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Forge ahead, brave soul.....you're making it a better world for the rest of us!

I'm still too chicken to upgrade from 10.1.5. Maybe when I get through all my pending FCP projects......

So far, I haven't seen any overwhelming need to do so.
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Old December 20th, 2002, 01:44 AM   #7
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I updated my PowerBook G4 1GHz to 10.2.3 .
iPhoto Library: ok
iTunes Library: ok
Airport connectivity: ok
Firewire HD connectivity: ok
Final Cut Pro 3: ok
Web connectivity: ok

So far so good. If all continues good I'll update my desktop G4 1GHz this weekend.

That is all.
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Old December 20th, 2002, 12:23 PM   #8
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Ken--

Since you have the same G4 tower that I do, I'll be waiting with "baited breath"!

I'm still not convinced I need to make the upgrade yet (DFWI), but I'm watching, watching.....

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Old December 20th, 2002, 02:32 PM   #9
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I've been using FCP since about 9am est and no problems what so ever. Things seem maybe 10% faster and the video is smoother (Rage 128 improvements?).
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After a clean 3 days with 10.2.3 on my PowerBook I took the plunge today and updated my G4 1GHz DP desktop. So far so good.

iPhoto Library: ok
iTunes Library: ok
Airport connectivity: ok
Firewire HD connectivity: ok
Final Cut Pro 3: ok
Web connectivity: ok
Intuous tablet: ok

Additionally, it seems to have remedied a problem that I (and thousands of others) was having with my HP OfficeJet All-In-One printer. Hallelujah!

Go ahead and jump in, Vic.
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I quit using HP printers some time back just because they didn't seem to pay nearly enough attention to the MAC drivers. That might have since improved, but they'd already lost me to Epson, and most recently to the Canon SP-900 (a GREAT photo printer!).

I just finished the 2 hour FCP project I was working on, so your timing is good, Ken. I think, over the holidays, I'll pick up Jaguar and make the leap. What the heck, there should be enough egg nog around to make me not care if it doesn't go well!

Thanks for the report.

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Old December 23rd, 2002, 10:16 PM   #12
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Nows a pretty good time. MacMall just sent me their after Christmas sale prices. Jaguar is down to About $75.00 after rebates (they end 12/31/02) and the family pack (4 computer license) is around $115 after rebates. The Mac OS 10.2.3 combo update will bring you up to speed.

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Old December 23rd, 2002, 11:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for the tip, Jeff. I moused over to Mac Mall and placed my order -- that's a pretty good price.

Should be here in a couple of days.

Stay tuned.

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Old December 26th, 2002, 07:21 AM   #14
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One more tip. Follow these instructions http://www.macworld.com/2002/10/features/install/ for the easiest and best way to upgrade.

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Old December 31st, 2002, 12:45 AM   #15
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The deals keep coming........

Just received Jaguar from MacMall today, and subsequently saw a post on 2-pop advising that you can now get Jag (thru 12/31) for $89 with a $40 rebate! Pretty soon Steve will be paying us to take it!

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