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the_OM
21st January 2008, 03:26 PM
You really have to wonder what the hell they are fixing? Over 100 fixes to 40 applications and a 400mb+ download for us to enjoy.......... who said Leopard was remotely close to being finished?

http://www.macscoop.com/articles/2008/01/20/mac-os-x-10-5-2-update-bring-endless-list-fixes

Wally
21st January 2008, 03:27 PM
oh hell..... :(

Well at least Apple release Service Packs..... Unlike Microsoft who release two over five years... and SP3 arrives this year... There's a shit load of updates for windows, ugh.

Al Aero
21st January 2008, 03:30 PM
Holy download limits Batman!!!

a.

bennyling
21st January 2008, 03:32 PM
It's going to be the same thing as always, ie:

"Bug Fixes"

xfodder
21st January 2008, 03:37 PM
not just bug fixes, they are changing stacks a bit ... although some might argue that is fixing a bug lol.

i do all my system updates during offpeak hours so i don't care how big the update is

Graham
21st January 2008, 03:47 PM
Fortunately all Apple downloads are quota-exempt on iiNet.

stewiesno1
21st January 2008, 03:51 PM
You're not really complaining about Apple fixing problems are you ? I'd be happy about this if I was running Leopard , thats for sure. I think there would be more than just bug fixes in this update.
Like all software companies with a major release , they get most of it right and then wait for feedback from users to hopefully finish it off and improve it.
As a comparison , the OS9.21 update from 9.1 was around 300mb and that was back in 2000 I think.

Stewie

stevekicks
21st January 2008, 04:04 PM
do what i do - download at work and stick them on your ipod!

edit: i think im waiting for 10.5.2 to be pressed so they'll ship my damn mac pro

Kuma
21st January 2008, 04:12 PM
You're not really complaining about Apple fixing problems are you ?


I think the problem is download speeds and quota levels that australia has...

MrJesseRoss
21st January 2008, 04:14 PM
As a comparison , the OS9.21 update from 9.1 was around 300mb and that was back in 2000 I think.

How on earth did people download 300MB on dialup?

fiark
21st January 2008, 04:19 PM
In stages.

Thank god I have broadband - it used to be if it was over a 20MB download I would have to pass on it - it was never the amount of MB but the amount of time it took.

20-30MB could take up to 4 Hours on dialup depending on speed.

meinrosebud
21st January 2008, 04:20 PM
Well at these times I'm glad I have an unlimited account.

Comet
21st January 2008, 04:25 PM
That's why you download at work :P

iPirate
21st January 2008, 04:29 PM
Or at Uni :P

I for one hope they fix Quicktime 7.4 soon and iDVD's (lack of) background encoding.

Wally
21st January 2008, 04:56 PM
Fortunately all Apple downloads are quota-exempt on iiNet.

Does this mean, all downloads from Apple.com are free on iiNet?

Wow!

HDK
21st January 2008, 05:40 PM
Does this mean, all downloads from Apple.com are free on iiNet?

Wow!

No I think they just host the updates on their servers and you can download free from there. They have quite a lot of neat stuff for Mac.

melted.marsbar
21st January 2008, 06:20 PM
I think I'll just download it over night. That's what I usually do for my big downloads... Telstra's ADSL isn't the fastest internet connection I've ever used, haha =P

basseyy
21st January 2008, 06:25 PM
Fortunately all Apple downloads are quota-exempt on iiNet.


Are you sure?? I'm an iinet customer, where do I find this to read about it

The Architect.mac
21st January 2008, 06:26 PM
http://www.iinet.net.au/mac/

but my software updates just automatically often appear in my freezone quota...

toholio
21st January 2008, 06:41 PM
How on earth did people download 300MB on dialup?

Slowly, that's how. You'd set your computer to dial in to the local BBS whatever in the middle of the night and leave it be until morning.

Big updates were always available on CD though. I've still got some OS 9.1 CDs around here somewhere.

aswitcher
21st January 2008, 07:02 PM
http://www.iinet.net.au/mac/

but my software updates just automatically often appear in my freezone quota...

The freezone only talks about itunes. I dont see free downloads.

basseyy
21st January 2008, 07:08 PM
No I think they just host the updates on their servers and you can download free from there. They have quite a lot of neat stuff for Mac.

it would be nice to know where IINET puts the leopard updates, sure they have LOTS of mac stuff, but its so confusing where it's located... would be so handy to have folder/leopard and all updates in there, as it is , its alot of stuff EVERYWHERE... confusing INET !!!!

for example : at http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/apple/
there is/MacOSX
/Mac OS X
/OSX

Question? Which one has the Leopard updates in it???

ADAMS77
21st January 2008, 07:42 PM
How on earth did people download 300MB on dialup?

Who on earth has dialup anymore?
Dont be cheap people, get with the times. Broadband is heaps cheap now days anyway.

MrJesseRoss
21st January 2008, 07:48 PM
Who on earth has dialup anymore?
Dont be cheap people, get with the times. Broadband is heaps cheap now days anyway.

I'm talking about in the olden days (or as some like to call it, the year 2000) :p

ADAMS77
21st January 2008, 07:55 PM
I'm talking about in the olden days (or as some like to call it, the year 2000) :p

O ok fair call. Misread the "did".
But you'd be amazed how many people still have dialup (i work at an ISP).

Nevets_Anderson
21st January 2008, 08:34 PM
Just a thought for what it's worth

- It could be a great subscription thing if someone ran an apple server and ran the update server thing as well - (appletalk ? )

- What you as a user could do is you change the ip address in your local settings and get all the apple updates from an Australian mac server on a hunk of faster - network ...

- Any ppl running an isp looking for a way to attract Mac users?

- Hay internode you listening :)

Kirium
21st January 2008, 08:36 PM
Who on earth has dialup anymore?

People who get rejected by Telstra for ADSL?

Not everyone lives within the arbitrary, pre-determined radius of an exchange.

JonoNZ
21st January 2008, 08:37 PM
I've always found the Apple updates download really fast for me, no need for a local mirror here (or perhaps they already are mirrored?).

Keving
21st January 2008, 08:43 PM
And lookie - It adds the MacBook Airs optical disk share capability to ALL macs without needing the MBA's disk! That makes it a heck of alot better...

stewiesno1
21st January 2008, 08:43 PM
Same here Jono. Apple downloads for me whether OS updates or anything else have always been pretty speedy ( on Telstra cable broadband ).

Stewie

El Guardo
21st January 2008, 09:03 PM
If you were running Vista, you'd be hoping for a 500MB update. Or a Mac...

iPirate
21st January 2008, 09:36 PM
If you were running Vista, you'd be hoping for a 500MB update. Or a Mac...

I laughed all over my screen. XD

The Fluffy Duck
21st January 2008, 10:09 PM
personaly the size doesnt bothr me as long as there are some serious bug fixes ill be happy :)

MrJesseRoss
21st January 2008, 10:25 PM
I'd agree that Apple's software updates come through at quite a nice speed. Even on my 512 connection, updating is no hassle.

mini_Matt
21st January 2008, 11:23 PM
I've just set it to download important updates automatically, at least that way when it pops up to tell me I only need to press install and not worry about downloading it and waiting.

LCGuy
21st January 2008, 11:28 PM
*watches in shock and horror as 56k modem goes up in smoke*

This had better be damn good.

Beau
22nd January 2008, 12:04 AM
I still have dialup, dammit.
we dont even have mobile coverage out where we are, and satellite is still too costly.

gallet
23rd January 2008, 07:09 PM
20-30MB could take up to 4 Hours on dialup depending on speed.

That's what 11 years of the Liberals will do.