This will be short, visit web as I’m still exploring, capsule but I just wanted to report a few things I’ve noticed in the whole 15 minutes since I installed the new OS X operating system on my MacBook Pro (Keep in mind I never tried a beta version, prescription so this is all new to me):
- jEdit actually looks really nice in Leopard! Apparently, the unified look-and-feel works well for Java apps, too.
- Sherlock is gone. I’m probably the only person in the world that still used it, but I really liked to use it as a small Web-service client. (Sure, I liked Watson even better, but that’s been MIA since Sun bought it from Karelia oh so many years ago). Oh well, all the more reason to write my own WSDL apps now.
- Already, I can tell I’m going to like Spaces and Stacks.
- Not so sure I really dig the shadows and lighting overall. The new icons are reminiscent of classic Mac icons to me (The “Aqua look” is obviously out now), which gives the whole Finder a snappy feel.
- I’ve got to go find that app that turns off the menu bar transparency. That’s just a lot more annoying than it seemed it would be. (Update: How about that? It doesn’t work anymore. Oh well, it was easy enough to fix by adding a white bar to the desktop picture itself..)
- I’ve seen demos of Time Machine, and I want to love it, but… anybody know how to get it to work with a network drive? So far I’m only seeing my USB and Firewire drives in the list. (Update: Looking around on the Web for about 5 minutes, it seems it may not work with a networked drive. Well, ain’t that a kick in crotch?)
- Hour 4 edit: Woohoo!!! Leopard lets me control my icon grid spacing! This is a feature that’s been sorely lacking in the Finder, and I’m thrilled to have it now! (It’s always the little things.)
I’ll probably add more to this post as I find new things, but so far, I like it. I really, really like it.