Tiger is simply amazing. I can’t say it any more than that.
I could go on for years about the features or the future of computing.
Ok. here’s a summary.
bill joy (find out who he is) says OS X is the best OS in the world - he understands where it will be someday
Spotlight - will change how you use your computer - ALL OSs will have desktop search, and it will get even better. wait and see how other apps like Office will incorporate Spotlight. Wait to see how Spotlight will be in 10.5 in 2006?
Dashboard - use it, you’ll someday understand it’s potential. I’m not a konfabulator fan.
Mail 2.0 - finally. I love it.
iChat AV - H.264 - i’ll get an iSight someday. unbelievable quality
Dictionary - New Oxford American - I love the 20 vol Oxford English Dictionary; I run it on Virtual PC. this is a not a bad fast substitute. Can you use other dictionary files with it. I think so. My other alternative someday is the Websters new International unabridged 3rd edition - i think that’s what it’s called. i think you can get it on a mac. I’m into dictionaries.
xCode - if you program you’ll love it. I only dabble in Cocoa. want to do more someday. for now I love Intellij IDEA. I love Java and want to get better at it.
Automator - yes you will use it someday. automate your computer. just try it. do you use applescripts?
Preview - oh my god, some very important features I’ve wanted are now there. I read PDFs all the time. I use Acrobat Pro when I need to edit them. Preview just got better for reading.
Syncing - finally iSync doesn’t suck
other stuff - tons of little new refinements. i love it.
Tiger Server - it’s looking good. I’ll run it on my future mac server someday.
iTunes 5 - when is this gonna come out? 2006? i want it now.
But I’m me, I want 10.5 right now. I want OS XV or whatever’s gonna be made 20 years from now right now. I’m impatient.
bad stuff - they forgot Bopomofo or Zhuyin. what the… it’ll be fixed soon.
someday - spotlight stuff will exist everywhere. you’ll be able to search for program commands, menus, options, preferences in every program. Word, Excel, Pages, Keynote, Safari. everywhere. I hope this will be in 10.5.
Apple understands people. Microsoft doesn’t. I keep up with Longhorn. I see, hm… finally lots of UI suckities might be gone from Windows. But still, they don’t understand OS X’s aqua interface.
why is every interface element the way it is? use of color, blue scroll bars. blue controls. little color everywhere else. they’re experimenting with new UI features. Take a look at Apple’s pro apps. Logic, Final Cut, DVD Studio Pro. Nice UIs. They have UI concepts we might see someday in Mac OS.
microsoft’s upcoming Aero. i’ll give them credit and say Longhorn will be a big improvement. lots of bad stuff since the invention of windows will be gone. we’ll see. I still won’t like many things about it. There’s stuff even if OS X I don’t like. but Apple is moving. just wait.
Read Tog. He’s a UI guy. I disagree with some stuff he says. He understands a lot; he doesn’t understand a lot. me too.
Dock - hmm. very interesting to talk about. Instead of talking about it’s shortcomings, ask why did Apple do that. Look not at it but it’s concept. what is it? why does it exist? it’s Apples first answer to the question.