Yo guys, I went over to play on one of my friends Powermac Dual 2.5's running the latest release of Tiger, 8A420, he is a developer and ADC member. Just thought i would give you a personal update on how it is getting along, a lot of people on this forum who have a legit version are too worried about the NDA, i didn't sign anything so here goes. I apologize if i use 'Awesome' too much, it really is. Spotlight - This is the smartest search engine i have come across, Google have brought out a desktop indexer for Xp but to be quite honest it does not compare and can't find things as well as Spotlight. It will find things people really didn't think was in the system and the live updating smart folders are incredible. For anyone who thinks they don't need this, just wait till you get it. It really is just like itunes as well, literally as you type you get exact results. Mail - I love the New interface, it is clean, modern and just fresh. The slideshow and 'add to iphoto' function is so cool!!! If you get a load of pictures from a friend it is just awesome. Again the big thing i think is the addition of the smart folders, live updating, it just rocks and makes organizing mail so easy! For example i can now keep a live updated folder for Ebay feedback, for website articals e.t.c e.t.c. It is awesome. Dashboard - Kicks Konfabulator out of the water, it is really cool and brilliant to use. Can't wait to download loads from the web, Apple's ones are ok but i have seen better developed - but the technology is great. Safari RSS - Works better than other implementations i have come across, a great way to catch up on the latest news iChat Av - only got to do a 3 way video ichat but works flawlessly, i can't wait to get my whole family an isight and a Mac (1 more to go!) and try this out. Automater - the interface is great and is very easy to use, i guess will save a lot of time when doing repetitive tasks. Stability - Tiger is now pretty stable, a lot more than the 300 series of builds. It didn't freeze on us once doing all these cool things and i sense Tiger isn't far off. A few fixes are needed, he did mention a few problems with true SMP performance but i could only drop by and have a 30 mins preview of Tiger. Slight Worries - Where are Apple going with the interfaces? One thing i love is consistency across a OS and they seem to be going in different directions. I think Apple should loose the brushed metal in Safari and update the look to a variant of Mail. I am excited. Bring on a confirmed release date on 1st April, Tiger is ready.