|Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 7):|
P.S. I got Leopard for $89 USD probably just the "upgrade version" from school's bookstore. Is it cheaper than regular price?
There's no such thing as an upgrade version. You simply got an education discount -- which from what I've heard is quite a bit better getting it through a university bookstore than the education discount shown on Apple's web site.
Been running Leopard on my Dual 1.8GHz G5
with 1.5GB of RAM since last Saturday. No major complaints. Photoshop Elements 2 doesn't work, though having seen some reports from other people that reinstalling programs has gotten them to work, I might give that a try.
I like the new dock, but not much a fan of stacks. It would be nicer if you could dig into folders with them, rather than clicking on a folder and having it open in the Finder. I thinking of trying to get into the habit of using Spotlight to launch apps that I don't keep in my dock. I also wish folders showed their own icon rather than the icons of a few of their contents. I also like the little blue lights, since most of the time I have the same apps open anyway... and if I'm going to click on one, it means I want to use it. Does it really matter if it was already open or not? It's a nice, sophisticated effect, like the icon was a physical object with a spotlight under the table. The Terminal.app icon is a bit on the ugly side, though.
Cover Flow is nice for quickly browsing through a folder of images. Quick Look is nice for reminding me what all those randomly named .pdf files sitting in my Downloads folder are. Having preview icons for files in cover flow is pretty useless; .doc and .pdf files look pretty much the same (white with illegible bits of grey that are supposed to be text). I would rather have Word and Adobe Reader (I use it as my default .pdf viewer instead of Preview) icons so I could tell their type instead.
I'm not wild about the new folder icons. They remind me of the default folder icons in Fedora 7, which I don't like either. I'd rather have my 3D folder icons from Tiger back.
I have had a couple of cases where windows get stuck behind other windows. You click on the window and can move it around, but if you try to move it on top of another window it goes behind instead. Only fix I've seen is to quit the program.
Haven't setup Time Machine yet since I still need the external FireWire drive to backup my PowerBook before I upgrade it (probably this weekend), and then when I do the same with my parents' iMac later this month. I don't have any plans to use Spaces; I don't use multiple desktops much on Linux, either. I'm used to hiding applications when I switch away from them, so they stay out of my way.