Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Apr 2005 07:05 UTC
Mac OS X OSNews reviews Apple's latest OS upgrade. Is it an overpriced, glorified point release or a truly worthy upgrade with major new functionality? Is it a Longhorn killer or just more of the same? We'll take a look, and try to see what's on the surface as well as what's under the hood.
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Major bummer: Finder search
by Anonymous on Thu 28th Apr 2005 08:42 UTC

My main gripe with Tiger is the Finder search. You cannot find files beginning with a '.' or files in /usr /etc and so on. Even if you choose "show hidden files". ;) This worked in Panther. I hope Apple is going to fix this. In the meantime I have to live with locate in the Terminal.

The new slideshow function in the Finder is quite cool and finally there. XP had this from the beginning I think. But it is hidden: you cannot reach the slideshow via the menu-bar. You have to select pics and right click or use the little gear wheel icon.
The Finder is faster, but still can go into a crawl or beachball session, when slow network volumes are mounted. I wonder what Apple is planning for the 10.5 Finder. This basic application really needs an overhaul.

Dashboard widgets like Weather are only in English, even though it would be no problem to translate it into German, French and all the other OS X languages. The weather widget crashed already twice on me in my first day with tiger.

Mail is ugly. Why do they need to add yet another different theme? Aqua and brushed metal are not enough? You have to add some lick-me plastic interface too?

It is a good update, but not as much an improvement, as 10.3 was over 10.2. Speed improvements are noticable all over the system too. All the Core* technologies will finally be visible, when the apps using them are released.
My recommendation is: Upgrade to Tiger, as soon as you need an app that requires it.