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evoluzione

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i like the detailed tour on RailHeadDesign, very nice. I think Panther will be a good OS when it's ironed out, I didn't like the icon ghosting when i first used it, but it grows on you, and the window frames, well, still don't like them, but they'll be li'l hacks on versiontracker when it's released for sure....

thanks for the links :)


:edit: some great things i love though.... exposé and the fast user switching are very very slick, even on a g3 iBook
 

cc bcc

macrumors 6502
Jul 3, 2001
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Desktop and Screensaver pref panes are now combined as "Destop & Screen Saver" including the spelling error. :D
 

Freg3000

macrumors 68000
Sep 22, 2002
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New York
I am anxious to see Think Secret's reports on Panther throughout this summer. Although I wasn't on the Mac scene when Jaguar was in beta, I understand that TS had some in-depth reports. Hopefully they'll pull through again.
 

cyberddot

macrumors 6502
Jul 4, 2003
410
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in a forest
Ditto on RailHeadDesign's walkthrough. Very Apple. Thanks for the link AND thanks to the rep of the McCown clan for nice work.

My only complaint is that my 15" screen requires too much scrolling, damnme. ;)

dot

non-sequitur: desperately seeking hand-me-down 23" LCD with CPU and accoutrements. G4 OK. Gratis a must.
 

MacManDan

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Apr 11, 2003
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I'm impressed with the detail that went into RAILhead's picture walk-through. That guy always happens to come out with quality work!

hmm .. the new "Start up at a specified time" feature is one tiny upgrade that I will gladly welcome.....
 

beatle888

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Feb 3, 2002
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very nice. its all beginning to grow on me. i really love the new AND FAST navigation of the finder. love the way the open and save dialogs work. oh and how you can click on the upper right finder window button to hide the new itunes-like layout of the finder windows, nice to have the option to view the finder windows like they are now just by a click of that button. i didnt like the new grey finder at first but with the new G5's this OS is going to look and feel so fine, and so generous and thoughtful towards professionals.

apple has never (that i can remember) been so attractive.
 

C14ru5

macrumors member
My favorite feature: Logout after X minutes of inactivity. I've been missing this feature from MacOS 9 ever since OS X came out. This is perfect for public terminal machines, say at an internet café. This in combination with automatic startup/shutdown scheduling and fast user switching is a winner!
 

C14ru5

macrumors member
I see no reason why the Panther Finder should be Cocoa. Finder is made up of so many lines of code that such a rewrite brobably wouldn't be worth the effort of the Apple Developers. And any Mac user who wishes to use a cocoa UI can simply run Path Finder instead.
 

vniow

macrumors G4
Jul 18, 2002
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Originally posted by C14ru5
I see no reason why the Panther Finder should be Cocoa. Finder is made up of so many lines of code that such a rewrite brobably wouldn't be worth the effort of the Apple Developers. And any Mac user who wishes to use a cocoa UI can simply run Path Finder instead.


With Cocoa apps, its easier to remove/add the metal appearence...
 

Belly-laughs

macrumors 6502a
Jun 8, 2003
871
42
you wish
Finally

So, we finally see people appreciating the missing "goodies" from OS 9.

And finally , the OS of (the greatest) graphic artists now include a proper font managing system. It´s finally time to ditch Suitcase!
 

hvfsl

macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2001
1,867
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The DVD player shot did not have the streeking effects that appear in interlaced DVDs in the old DVD player. I hope this means Apple has included hardware de-interlacing because the DVD looked like a DVD that would normally have interlacing on it (not a film DVD). For me this is worth the price of the upgrade alone.

I also prefer the new Aqua theme, it looks much better than 10.2. Although if anyone wants that theme on their Mac now, they can get it from http://www.maxthemes.com and install it on 10.1.x or 10.2.x.

For anyone out there that is using 10.3, can you tell me if the DVD player really does do hardware de-interlacing?
 

steve-dave

macrumors newbie
Jul 4, 2003
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Everything I've seen says that the finder has been completely rewritten. And I'm sure if Apple did a total rewrite it would have been in Cocoa not Carbon.

The finder is one of the most important elements of the UI so it stands to reason that if Apple was planning on rewriting anything the finder would be near the top of the list (after all the major work foundation work is complete).

Originally posted by vniow
I hope this isn't too off topic but its sorta related...

Does anyone know if Panther's Finder is Carbon or Cocoa?
 

dukemeiser

macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2002
529
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Iowa
It looks like Apple does a lot of "logical cleanup" in Panther. Such as combining logical panes in System Prefs. or simplifying the Activity Monitor. My only complain: still no themes!!!
 

Squire

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Jan 8, 2003
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Canada
Very Different?

I'm not a long-time Mac user, but there don't seem to be THAT many differences. I like the Expose feature, though.

Actually, I'm still getting to know Jaguar.

Squire
 

The Grimace

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Feb 26, 2002
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Bend, OR
New tabbed interface

I was just walking through RailHead Designs tour, and couldn't help but notice that the 'tabs' design seems to have changed. Personally, I like it. Just a thought.

(tig)
 

markomarko

macrumors member
Oct 23, 2002
73
1
Edmonton, Alberta
Fast User Switching

One thing I've noticed that is lacking in the version of Panther I've been playing with, as opposed to what Steve demoed at wwdc is fast user switching without password. (One other thing: powerbook battery life is greatly reduced in this version. Let's hope that's fixed for primetime).

If anyone has any insight as to how to enable fast user switching without password please let me know...
 

scan300

macrumors 6502
Mar 25, 2003
256
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Melbourne, Australia
Re: Finally

Originally posted by Belly-laughs
So, we finally see people appreciating the missing "goodies" from OS 9.

And finally , the OS of (the greatest) graphic artists now include a proper font managing system. It´s finally time to ditch Suitcase!

Be careful. The auto activation feature in fontbook may only work with Cocoa apps. There are only a few design apps with are Cocoa, most are carbon. They don't use the new font menu which can show your sets and families etc. Suitcase may hang around for a little while yet.
 

Juventuz

macrumors 6502a
Dec 4, 2002
669
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Binghamton
Re: Fast User Switching

Originally posted by markomarko
If anyone has any insight as to how to enable fast user switching without password please let me know...

My fiancee set up an account on my PB with the fast user switching. The only way we can have it work without the password is by going into System Preferences and leaving the password blank in Accounts.

So far that's the only way it will work without the password.
 

rockman2023

macrumors member
Apr 27, 2003
83
3
NYC
WHOA!!!

WHOA! I found this link on one of the FunMac threads: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/main_news.cfm?NewsID=6548 and it states:
For example, although Apple states the maximum memory of the top-end Power Mac G5 as 8GB, it could - if the DIMMs existed - stretch to an almost unthinkable 18 exabytes (a billion billion bytes). 1 exabyte equals 1,024 petabytes. 1 petabyte is a quadrillion bytes. 18 exabytes is a hell of a lot of RAM!
Boger claimed that if memory requirements doubled every year, the G5's 64-bit architecture would still support our needs in 32 years.

HA! You'd never have to upgrade a G5 to a G6 for as long as you live!!! UNBELIEVEABLE!
 

Belly-laughs

macrumors 6502a
Jun 8, 2003
871
42
you wish
Re: Re: Finally

Originally posted by scan300
Be careful. The auto activation feature in fontbook may only work with Cocoa apps. There are only a few design apps with are Cocoa, most are carbon. They don't use the new font menu which can show your sets and families etc. Suitcase may hang around for a little while yet.

There´s always a hitch, isn´t it?
 
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