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Sun, 28 Oct 2007

Leopard? Not yet, thanks.

I am most grateful to Geeklawyer for volunteering to beta-test the new version of OS X for me. Evri fule knoe that the first release of a piece of software is a steaming pile of shit, so *I* will wait at least another few weeks to make sure there's no horror stories before I buy it myself.

Posted at 12:36 by David Cantrell
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Lots of eye candy - stacks is ugly & a bit crap on large directories. Timemachine should be useful as soon as I get a dedicated backup usb drive - don't back up too much at the moment. multi desktops is useful but doesn't work as well is leeenux multi-desktops. Switching screens or using expose is noticeably sluggish on my one year old iMac. Overall? nice but not compulsory - a few bits need tidying up - wait for a couple of updates - esp as bluescreen updates have been reported.

Posted by Geeklawyer on Sun, 28 Oct 2007 at 13:52:59

I really don't like the sound of the "forgets view state" stuff mentioned here let alone some of the dock-on-crack stuff on the next page. Anyone who coded a thoroughly spatial Finder replacement for OS X would earn much $$$ from System 7 fundamentalists like me. But then maybe it's worth buying for the BSOD icon.

Posted by Richard Fairhurst on Mon, 29 Oct 2007 at 10:37:48

I would link to the lj post in question, but it's a friends-only journal; the user in question put Leopard on a recent macbook, with horrible consequences. (Install died after a half-hour leaving the machine kernel-panicking constantly, and spat crap all over /. Nice.)

Posted by rick on Wed, 31 Oct 2007 at 22:29:32

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