Leopard – OS X 10.5Computing · OSX
This has been probably blogged several million times now, but I am really enjoying the latest release of OS X – 10.5 also know as Leopard.
Lots has been written about it including a really good review over at Arstechnica, but for me most of the downsides they note are ignorable.
The 3D dock – I really don’t notice it in every day action anymore, it might be because I am using Quicksilver but its not so bad.
The semi-transparent menu bar – well I changed the background to black and white Leopard fur and it looks good.
Time-machine – I am not using it at the moment.
Stacks – useless until you create your own that makes sense to you.
The upsides for me:
Spaces. I have been waiting for this built into the OS for ages..
Terminal. Tabbed and better its a much needed improvement.
Speed. It does seem faster.
Mail. Improved and with some nice new features
iChat. I am actually using this now.
Network configuration. This makes much more sense now.
Not currently using:
Coverflow in the finder. Well I did use it once. Only once apart from playing
Time Machine. My external drive is almost out of space, and I have a good backup system in place anyways.
The server integration. Doesn’t seem to work as I need it to.
All in all a worthwhile upgrade despite some negative comments.comments powered by Disqus