Robin is the only one in a good mood. “Macs never have problems. HAH!” This has set back by years my plan to replace her Windows desktop with a Mac. I don't think it'll ever happen now.
I upgraded from Tiger to Snow Leopard
on my main desktop, and created a bunch of problems. Mostly
annoyances with drivers and apps that didn't work anymore, but it
wrecked a couple of mission critical apps: Photo Mechanic and Plural
Eyes (for syncing multiple cameras in a Final Cut timeline—amazing
product). I completely flummoxed the tech support at both companies
for whom I was a unique case. In most contexts, being unique is
almost always bad. A peek at my Console log got a “...there are
quite a few issues...” response. It seemed the Tiger baggage had to
go, and a wipe and clean install was my best option.
I couldn't pull a Migration Assistant
without bringing over all my bad settings along for the ride, so it
turned into a Windows-like upgrade. First, none of my external hard
drives existed anymore. I had to grab a new driver for my eSata card.
I reinstalled all my apps from disks and download backups, and pulled
over data from the Tiger backup disk, which is where I started
running into more problems. I couldn't import a bunch of mailboxes,
and lots of folders came over with no RW permissions and the dreaded
red no-go icon. When I tried to set up a Final Cut scratch disk, I
found that half my disk drives had errant permissions.
An annoyance the clean wipe failed to fix: on reboot the sound reverts back to internal speakers. I lose my sound system and have to manually select it every time.
I expect I'm going to stumble upon missing plugins and problematic permissions for weeks, as I try and reinstate a regular work routine again.