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David Swanson

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Ok,
I have OS 10.4.3 in a box here on my desk waiting to be installed. I
bought it because there's a few features that I like- such as
Spotlight, RSS feeds, Dashboard. But, with maybe the exception of
Automator, I don't see anything specifically useful for my work.

So
my question is, for those of you that use Tiger, did it cause any
problems with your mission-critical software (especially Adobe
products, and any font programs)? Does it mess with Classic mode at
all? I still have to use Illustrator 8 occasionally.

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David,

Are
you making the move from OS 9 or an earlier version of OS X? Half our
department is on 10.4.5, the remainder are using 10.3.9. But all will
be running 10.4.5 by the end of next month. We've been very happy with
it, about the only conflict we've had has been the defaul keyboard key
combo for Spotlight is command-space, that tends to get in the way of
zooming in AI, but it can very easily be redefined. We are using AI 10
and it runs great, we use CS very sparingly due to the font engine
issues.

If you are making your first moves from OS 9 you may
need to do some font cleanup as the OS comes with a bunch of fonts that
may conflict with existing PostScript fonts you may be using. Font Book
however is pretty good at dealing with the issues if your demands
aren't too complex. An associated department here that is doing
magazine publishing found it more useful to install a font management
program. If you are using any font programs you will need to change to
something compatible with 10.4 since they are dealt with in a
completely different manner.
Rick Dey

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Thanks
Rick, that's good news that your entire office will be using it. I'm
currently using OS 10.3.9 and it runs like a top. I use Suitcase X1 for
fonts, and I haven't read any issues with that & Tiger yet.

On
MacNN.com, I read about some problems of launching Classic after
upgrading. I'll wait until after my current project until I switch to
Tiger.

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I'll
be honest with you, I don't use classic at all any more. I think the
last time I launched it was by accident a month ago when I tried to
open a Quark document instead of using InDesign on it. But I don't
recall any issues with it after the upgrade, which I did back in
November I believe.

After the upgrade Spotlight will suck some
resources for a while as it indexes your hard drive, you'll see a
little throbbing dot in the icon on the upper right end of your
toolbar. Give it time to do it's work, depending on your drive(s) and
system speed it could be 30 to 45 minutes. And make sure you disconect
all Firewire devices before doing the upgrade, I've heard of issues of
external drives getting hosed if connected during the upgrade.
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Still
haven't upgraded to it yet, but I think it is coming from our IT dept.
I doubt I will see any major improvements that would affect my workflow
though.

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I doubt I will see any major improvements that would affect my workflow though.

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Yeah,
that's the whole reason I've put it off this long. The major advantages
to the new features would be for off-the-clock use. I just wanted to
see if there were any ""gotchas."" "

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"We've been running Tiger since it came out, of course I tested it before installing it company-wide.

Agreed, the only things to adjust for are the system-installed fonts and changing the Spotlight shortcut.

I find that startup times are shorter with Tiger. And having the Widgets available is really nice for actual map production:

I use the following:

Case Converter [url="http://"http://widgets.lensco.be/"]http://widgets.lensco.be[/url]
Unit Converter
dicccionario [url="http://"http://www.tecnelia.com:16080/widgets/"]http://www.tecnelia.com:16080/widgets/[/url]
Systran Language Translation

Most of these can be found at [url="http://"http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/"]http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/[/url] "




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