FINAL COUNTDOWN: Favorite Leopard Feature

MaliciousDesign

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Sep 23, 2007
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Hey everyone. I am sure a thread of this type has been done in the past, but if any of you are like me, the time just doesn't seem to pass fast enough until Leopard comes out. Thus in hopes of passing said time, I wanted to start a discussion about what people are most excited about in this upgrade -- particularly now that Apple has released it's new tutorial.

I am brand new to Apple, and I have been consistently impressed with both the quality of their products and their respective presentations. Who knew opening a box could be so much fun (for those of you who own an iPhone, wasn't it awesome picking through the treasure-type box and discovering what Apple put in it? The same can be said when I got my MBP).

Anyway, I guess I start the discussion with my favorite update: iChat. I personally think the one in Tiger is pretty poor (is there a way of checking people's away messages without having to just hover the cursor over their names?) To me, iChat has always been one of the weakest aspects of the OS and I can't wait to try out the new iChat, particularly the AWESOME ability to co-edit presentations.

Alright, what are others looking forward to?
 

Nick12945

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Aug 1, 2007
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EVERYTHING! I'm going to get my first mac in November and I'm so glad that I'm going to get to dive into a amazing os. Not to be off topic or anything, but won't it be funny when we look back in ten or so years and laugh at how we were soooo hyped about the outdated technology? It's hard to imagine how much greater everything will get!
 

rmh

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Sep 12, 2007
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64-bit, Stacks, Spaces, Quicklook, icon for secured Wi-Fi, and pretty much everything else. :D
 

Taylor C

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May 27, 2007
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There are so many small improvements in Leopard, such as the path bar in Finder, data detectors in Mail, and a whole slew of other small and large improvements, but QuickLook is one of the most revolutionary features I can think of at least in terms of my workflow as a graphic designer.
 

mashinhead

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Oct 7, 2003
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May I please have 3 favorites?

iChat Remote Desktop • Spaces • Full 64-bit Support :)
i like spaces but i have question. Initially i was under the impression that it would act like mulitple desktops, which it does, but in a limited way. I thought the dock could be customized to each space. can it do that? Cos that would be way cooler.

I vote for 64 bit support, and if font book acts as a replacement for current font mangament software i would love that too.
 

Remixen

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Sep 24, 2007
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EVERYTHING! I'm going to get my first mac in November and I'm so glad that I'm going to get to dive into a amazing os. Not to be off topic or anything, but won't it be funny when we look back in ten or so years and laugh at how we were soooo hyped about the outdated technology? It's hard to imagine how much greater everything will get!
Yea its really hard to imagine anything better then this now:p Im sure I´m gona laugh when i look back in time. Since I was new to computers in 2004, and mac´s in 2006 i haven't really could have seen back at things, and how great it is today...
 

Yoursh

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May 28, 2006
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Even though I'm excited about alot of the new features in Leopard, I'm more excited about Leopard server edition. The External Accounts feature is something that would work perfectly for me. Now I just have to convince myself to drop the money to upgrade to it.
 

andyj

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Oct 14, 2007
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Michigan
You know, nobody ever mentions the notes, and to-do improvements. I am really looking forward to having this put into Mail, and into it's own database which will allow sharing throughout the system.

I also want the overall graphical improvements, and unified UI.
 

pkoch1

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Oct 3, 2007
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here's my one favorite feature:
ichat screen sharing, spaces, and time machine


whoops, that's three.
 

Cromulent

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Oct 2, 2006
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The Land of Hope and Glory
Of course you can have three!! I have a question though, can someone please explain to me the concept behind 64-bit support? What does that actually mean? And does my MBP SR support 64 bit?
Yep your MBP is a 64bit computer.

In real world terms it won't make much of a difference unless you use applications that require more than 2 - 4GBs of RAM each. That is not all applications combined, but per application.

95% of people will have no need for it (at least initially).

You may see an increase in a slight increase in speed due to the Intel processor design being better at handling 64bit code but nothing huge.
 

aswitcher

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Oct 8, 2003
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Time Machine...

Things I think I will regularly use;

Address Book maps,
Dashboard Webslip,
Stacks,
Back to my Mac,
Sharing from the Finder,
Icon Preview,
Folder Sharing,
AppleTV like interface,
iChat Screen Sharing,
iChat background,
Mail - Stationary
Mail RSS - could be cool,
.Mac Sync for Notes
Archive Mailbox,
New Airport Menu,
Preview,
Quicklook,
Safari Enhanced Find, moveable tabs,
Collage for Picture Screen Savers,
Tagged Downloaded Applications,
Spaces * Will rock,
Search shared Macs,

I am sure I will find other useful as well.
 
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