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Is it safe to install Snow Leopard yet? [closed]

Is it safe to install Snow Leopard yet? [closed]

I've been holding off on installing Snow Leopard for a while now after hearing about how awful it would be: crashing, freezing, and just plain not being friendly to a lot of [especially developer-focused] applications. I'm a programmer and I need to make sure that stuff like MacPorts, Ruby/Rails, etc. will all work ok - and I heard there were issues when it was first released.

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Guest [Entry]

"I'm a developer and I do think it's safe.

If you're using things like php, python or ruby/rails, it's always safer to download and build versions which match your production environment. It may be more of a headache than just using the stock stuff provided by MacOS, but your production site will be more solid that way.

Alternately, you can do what I do -- I use the Python (2.5) provided by MacOS for initial development. I deploy to a testing environment on my Linux server which has software versions exactly matching my production environment.

Finally, the gains from Snow Leopard far outweigh any concerns for me. The built-in Cisco VPN client and MS Exchange connectivity in Mail and iCal make things so much better for me."
Guest [Entry]

I moved to Snow Leopard because I wanted to use some programs that weren't available for Tiger. For the most part my system seems faster with Snow Leopard. I don't have any regrets about upgrading.