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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Thinking of reverting to Tiger
by mbkumar on Wed 31st Oct 2007 17:52 UTC
mbkumar
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2006-06-28

I installed Leopard on my macbook, and it makes things so difficult on macbook's small screen. I use small sized dock (smallest possible), and in leopard, with that size, dock is nearly useless. I can hardly distinguish icons. Also overall effect of the visual changes is retrogressive. Plus without the options to move and open files from keyboard, it makes my life hell. I am as usual seeing wheel of colors and I feel leopard responsiveness is not that much different from tiger's. Coming to spaces, when Cmd+Tab is used all the open apps in different spaces are shown. There are no other options to choose from. Also the transition effect when moving from one space to another is straining my eyes. IMO, the concept of spaces is half implemented, and in its current state, it is useless for me.
I don't care much about the under the hood changes and for me leopard is a let down.

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