Leopards In The Morning

I spent part of my Friday night installing Leopard (also known as Mac OS X 10.5) on my Mac at home.  The install went perfectly and I was generally pleased with the new apps (like Time Machine and Spaces) and kept suggesting to my Vista machine sitting nearby that it already needed some new eye candy.

As I was reading my daily RSS feeds on my Vista machine (aha!) I came across a 2,174 page long blog post on Ars Technica titled Max OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica reviewThis is a spectacular review – in exhilarating detail – of Leopard.  The first few pages are a great rant about the new UI stuff, followed by a very thorough and deep analysis (both non-technical and technical) of all the new features and components in the upgrade.  Ok – it’s only 17 pages long – but these are real pages chock full of interesting information for all Mac nerds.

Nicely done John Siracusa.  Now, if I could just get Entourage to sync my tasks (and not suck so much in general as an email client) I might use my Mac more.

  • Qian Wang

    John Siracusa’s reviews are always worth reading. I still remember his article a few years back arguing in favor of a return of the spatial Finder. It was very well reasoned, and while it didn’t change Apple’s mind, it did cause the GNOME developers to produce a spatial version of Nautilus. But I do think it works better in theory than in practice. Our file systems have become so complex and so all-encompassing that the spatial model just feels too cumbersome to navigate. Nevertheless, I always take the time to read what John has to say.