This may be a sleeper

aceducy

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Sep 28, 2007
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I mean, come on. Tiger was already so good how do you make a windfall product that blows away it's legacy? You don't.

Leopard is ok, but not near the fever pitch to plop down $160 - just wasn't in line with what it really delivers.

Yea, it's cool. I like the finder. I like the backup thingie if I can get it to work w/NFS. I'd VERY much like to see ZFS taken a bit more seriously too. Heck, I like all of it. But I'm still on my seat. This whole thing reminds me of Win95 to Win98. But it was necessary, just not exciting. Wonderwoman jumping rope is exciting, this ain't exciting.

Everybody's running all over each little menu, application and system pref to find what's changed and we're all finding the same thing - not much. A transparent menu there, a new button here.

And where's the SCALABLE screen fonts?
 

elbows

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Oct 27, 2005
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It may get a bit more exciting if many developers use that Apple Core Animation stuff in future Leopard-only releases of their apps.

Or that may not happen and the next big wow will be if/when some larger multitouch apple goodies emerge and give us some large leaps in UI and the design of many apps. I suspect that Core Animation may go hand in hand with this possible future, but I could be completely wrong.
 
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jellomizer

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2006
486
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Upstate NY
I got it just for the Backups. Yea it doesn't do NFS but thats OK Even if I can just plug in an external drive I am happy. The problem with backups before they were just a lot of work and never designed for a laptop. After working all day the last thing I want to do is manage a Backup Program.
 
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jellomizer

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Sep 12, 2006
486
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Upstate NY
If you are happy with Tiger then stick with it. There is no reason for you to migrate then you are perfectly welcome to use the older version. You can probably get years of useful life from Tiger. There are some more internal features that I prefer other then the backup. I security and 64 bit features are the bigger plusses for me.
 
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vansouza

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Mar 28, 2006
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West Plains, MO USA Earth
you paid $160.

I mean, come on. Tiger was already so good how do you make a windfall product that blows away it's legacy? You don't.

Leopard is ok, but not near the fever pitch to plop down $160 - just wasn't in line with what it really delivers.

Yea, it's cool. I like the finder. I like the backup thingie if I can get it to work w/NFS. I'd VERY much like to see ZFS taken a bit more seriously too. Heck, I like all of it. But I'm still on my seat. This whole thing reminds me of Win95 to Win98. But it was necessary, just not exciting. Wonderwoman jumping rope is exciting, this ain't exciting.

Everybody's running all over each little menu, application and system pref to find what's changed and we're all finding the same thing - not much. A transparent menu there, a new button here.

And where's the SCALABLE screen fonts?
I have a bridge to sell you.
 
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danpat

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Apr 4, 2007
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I have a bridge to sell you.
Australian pricing is A$158, but if you pre-ordered from the right reseller you could save $20. Currently no official Apple Stores in Oz, untel next year apparently.

Oh, and we got it before you too.
 
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