Installs went perfectly well – nice to have the plug-ins back.
Trick or Treat – it’s Leopard !
Here’s what’s borked on my Mac with the Leopard upgrade (that I’m aware of) :
There’s a very thorough review of Leopard on Ars Technica and couldn’t agree more with their review of the changes to the interface.
Ok, Leopard is impressing me with its refined ability to find shared drives and machines. We still have a couple of Windows boxes running on our home network, and sharing was always a bit spotty. Leopard seems to have sorted that out nicely, and I’m seeing drives on the other machines that I had given up trying to connect with.
So. GOOD GOOD GOOD and super useful in our setup.
Here’s my mini review. This is only after a few hours of use on the MacBook Pro and our household iMac .
1. eye candy, pure and simple. there isn’t ONE new function I really need, but it all look sweet.
2. slow baby, slow. one of the things I loved about my macbook vs. my sony vaio (PC) laptop was how fast the macbook boots. well my friend, leopard is a pig, at least on my machine, and I’ve got 4 gig of ram. maybe things will improve? but so far, my mac seems to be starting very window-esque. this might not be a big deal on a desktop machine, but in a laptop its critical. (There is a thread here about this – so I guess, just like with a windows box, I now have to start hacking my way through a NEW OS so that the machine runs properly. Hmmm, deja vu.)
3. is there a revert button on this thing?
If want you really want are a bunch of new effects in PhotoBooth, parental controls (probably easily side stepped), a different way to share machines and do backups (apple claims easier) and more things swooshing across the screen, then this is for you.