October 29, 2004

Long day

I had planned to upgrade my Mom's Mac to OS X Panther this morning. I thought it would take a couple of hours, including doing a backup of the important data.

I was wrong.

Due to a really lame backup strategy -- which I came up with all on my own, I'm proud to say -- it took 7 hours to copy a-little-over-2-gig of stuff, mostly pics and music, to a safe place. Here's a hint: copying large hunks of data across an ethernet cable is not the way to go.

Anyway, I finally got the backup done, and although the OS upgrade, and iLife upgrades, took almost 3 hours, that was pretty much what it should have been.

Anyway it's done. And it seems to have made a difference.

All the apps that they use a lot -- IE, Mail, iPhoto, and iTunes -- all seem to be performing much better.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 29, 2004 07:57 PM