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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I've actually got an issue
by Devilotx on Tue 30th Oct 2007 01:59 UTC
Devilotx
Member since:
2005-07-06

I Purchased Leopard for my Mac Mini, a PPC 1.25 with 1 gig of ram.

Installed, works ok, but my menu bar isn't transparent, it's not my "wallpaper" or anything, it's opaque.

I ran one of the last seeds for a bit, it had the transparent menu bar.

Everything else seems to work fine, reflections on the dock, but no transparent menu bar.

I know some people would kill for this, but I for one liked the transparent menu bar.

Hope an update sorts it, maybe apple will give us an on/off switch for it?

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ATI Radeon 9200 issue ...
by s_groening on Tue 30th Oct 2007 12:43 in reply to "I've actually got an issue"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

This sounds like a lack of support for these features from the ATI Radeon 9200 graphics chip in your Mac Mini. It's probably somewhat the same thing that makes it unable to display that hideous 'ripple effect' when adding widgets to your Dashboard ...

And since it's probably a lack of hardware support, you're never gonna see the effects in question on your Mac Mini ...

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