View Poll Results: Tiger or Leopard in your carputer?

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    Tiger or Leopard?

    I run both Tiger and Leopard on various machines (Tiger for work, Leopard at home) and I'm wondering what your experiences are for your car installs - are you using Tiger or Leopard? Is one of them better suited for the automotive environment?

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    I don't see why Leopard wouldn't work. I've had no issues one any of our Macs at home upgrading from Tiger to Leopard. At work (I'm an Apple technician) I've seen quite a bit of random issues that usually result from upgrading for whatever reason. I haven't run into too many applications that don't work without an upgrade after Tiger (Parallels and Quickbooks are two that come to mind but they have updates for Leopard released now).

    Tiger is more light weight and overall feels more responsive that Leopard so far though. I am thinking 10.5.2 should fix that quite a bit (it's going to be the largest .x release update Apple has ever done).

    I will be running Leopard on my Mini when I get it, partly because of Front Row. It's actually not a bad Front End for a Car PC.

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    Leopard is still somewhat buggy (i.e. memory leaks in the frameworks - that shoud really not be happening), but we have switched anyway, especially because of the new QTKit and some other improvements.

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    In My iBook G4 Car Installation i use Tiger.
    More stable, more quicker, more responsive than Leopard.
    My iBook make many Start-sleep-wake-sleep-wake-sleep-shutdown and i have see in Leopard many issue that crash the iBook when i have tried the same.
    For now, i mantain Tiger.
    Me too i am a Apple tecnichan in Italy.. But unofficial Lab...

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    I think I'm going to start off with Tiger as I want to use AMP as my touchscreen interface. If Leopard had an equally sexy/Mac looking front end I'd consider it...

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    I've been using Leopard on my laptops and desktops since the WWDC build, but I haven't put it in my car yet. Honestly after playing with it previous to it's release, I wouldn't upgrade from Tiger if it didn't come with the machines that I run it on. There are too few features that make a difference to me and I decidedly don't like how they did somethings (Stacks and portions of Spaces).

    As far as in the car, Tiger runs fine and i'm sure Leopard would too. Just personal choice right now. I'll upgrade when there is a clear need for it. Until then, it works so i'm not going to "fix" it

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    I think I'm going to start off with Tiger as I want to use AMP as my touchscreen interface. If Leopard had an equally sexy/Mac looking front end I'd consider it...
    I haven't tried AMP, but from what I recall of the code the last time I looked at it there isn't anything in it that should prevent it from running under 10.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamgnat View Post
    I haven't tried AMP, but from what I recall of the code the last time I looked at it there isn't anything in it that should prevent it from running under 10.5.
    Hrm, I just tried running it on my laptop again and it worked fine - last time I tried it it didn't work at all.

    Still think I'll go with Tiger - I prefer the responsiveness of it over Leopard for now. I have family packs of both Tiger and Leopard so making the switch is no biggie if 10.5.2 is as much of an improvement as I'm hearing it will be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTeuer View Post
    I will be running Leopard on my Mini when I get it, partly because of Front Row. It's actually not a bad Front End for a Car PC.
    Hi.. I'm new here and planning a mini install myself, great Forum!

    Is Front Row upgraded in Leopard, or is it pretty much the same as in Tiger?

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    Upgraded. The new Mini comes with Leopard on it.
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    Well, I decided to start off with Leopard as that's what came on the Mini. Hope to get the install started in the next week or so!

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