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Posted on Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Dave!MacOS X 10.5 Leopard is mine at last.

It's been a while since I had looked at the Leopard Developer Build, but the finished product seems pretty much the same to me. After working with it for a few hours, I can say that I am pretty happy with the upgrade. There are several new features and cool tools that make the $199 I spent for the "5 User Family Pack" worth the money (it's $129 if you are upgrading a single machine). Most of my problems with Leopard are aesthetic in nature (the new folder icons are heinous and indistinguishable, the new Dock is a mess, and the new translucent menu bar is confusing, to name a few)... this is probably a good thing, because they will be the easiest to fix (just waiting for a new version of CandyBar!).

So way to go Apple! After how badly Microsoft wrecked Windows with Vista, it's nice to see that Mac users aren't going to be suffering the same fate. I'm loving Leopard...


And now it's time to put the computer away and go play...

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  1. MRKisThatKid says:

    Yeah, the new dock is so distracting when you’re trying to concentrate on something.

    There’s one of those property settings you can do that makes the bottom dock look like it does when vertical.

    The transparent menu bar really requires a subtle darkish background to look good. Looks good on the new leopard default background imo.

  2. Belinda says:

    Alex keeps asking me why it’s called “Leopard.” Because, you know, I had something to do with marketing on this one.

    Oh, and that DaveToon? Is going down as one of my all-time favorites. Lil’ Dave in “Where The Wild Things Are.”

  3. Lewis says:

    I’m back! Reading through your posts……sounds like you’re going crazy (except fot that day of not working and eating pizza all day).

  4. SleepyNita says:

    Love the new OS, installed it last night and I think it is pretty good. What I found the most fun was the mosaic screen saver that uses your iPhoto library. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it is fan-fucking-tastic.

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