Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:27 UTC
Mac OS X "While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers would have you believe that Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is a major upgrade to the company's venerable operating system, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Leopard is yet another evolutionary upgrade in a long line of evolutionary OS X upgrades, all of which date back to the original OS X release in 2001. But let me get one huge misunderstanding out of the way immediately: That's not a dig at Leopard at all. Indeed, if anything, Apple is in an enviable position: OS X is so solid, so secure, and so functionally excellent that it must be getting difficult figuring out how to massage another USD 129 out even the most ardent fans. Folks, Leopard is good stuff. But then that's been true of Mac OS X for quite a while now." Additionally, Apple acknowledges installation problems caused by Unsanity's APE, while others are complaining about problems with Java, or visual oddities. Additionally, there are hacks that restore the black dock triangles, opacify the menubar, and to enable Time Machine on Airport disks. Update: It appears the Leopard firewall has a dent in its armour.
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Stacks
by iskios on Wed 31st Oct 2007 14:06 UTC
iskios
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2005-07-06

I have to say that I was really looking forward to Stacks, but was seriously disappointed by it out of the box. I hated the way the Applications stack simply could not display all of my apps, and that I could not turn off the stacks function and turn it back into a menu, which I always used in the Dock. And making the stacks take on the icons of the first items in them? OOF!

But once I started thinking about it, I realized that I could create a folder in my home directory and place other folder within it each named by category (Office, Internet, Utilities, etc.)and then simply put aliases of whatever apps I wanted to put in the categories, and then place those folders on the Dock as stacks. It Rox!

The only problem was the icons, but that is quickly solved by putting an empty folder named with a space as the first character in each folder, and that give the stacks a folder icon.

It rox, and I'm glad I didn't just give up on stacks. Now I have to find some cool icons to give the folders to give them very distinct appearances...

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