Installing Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard install disk, originally uploaded by Stephen Hucker.

I am in the process of installing Snow Leopard.

But I forgot to back up my #$%$@ itunes library file
– no fracking favorites or ratings

Hopefully I have backedup my vmware windows xp image or more work 🙁

UPDATE: My vmware images are all fine ..  that saved my a lot of work
Quicktime is a mixed bag, you can now save videos and make screencasts without paying for the professional version, but it is a typical Apple strategy. Make the basic stuff easy which fits mosts consumers, but take out some of the useful power user features that were in Quicktime 7

  • In my case that would be the ability to extract H264 video and AC3 audio from an MKV container and store it in a MP4 file that is playable on a Playstation 3.

On the plus side:

  • The other thing I wanted, which is very basic, but you had to buy the professional version before was to be able to go to the Apple movie trailers site and after watching a trailer, save it!  You can’t get more basic then that, finally Apple let you do that for free
    e.g http://stephenhucker.com/wp-content/uploads/2009-08-30%20GI%20Joe.png

    One last thing, with Snow Leopard there is no way to do an archive and install. I liked this option b/c you can do a clean install of the operating system and then when you remembered you forgot to backup an important  setting …no stress, it’s in the archive.

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