Friday, October 26, 2007

Best Leopard Feature

I received my copy of Leopard today, and promptly installed it.  Aside from having to dig up some serial numbers, it went off without much hassle.

While most of the media is focusing on features such as Time Machine, Spaces and the new UI, I found one lesser-known one that is sure to put a smile on any Mac user's face.

Not only did Leopard seek out and find potential Windows shares, it has a very, shall I say, "appropriate icon" to represent them:

8 comments:

Patrick Wolf said...

*lol*

Pete_S said...

Wow! - and today's the day I order my new Mac Book Pro...
Just hope it will work with all my new colleagues' virtual machine demos written to run on Tiger.

Scott said...

Pete,

VMWare Fusion RC1.1 is designed to work with Leopard. I'd recommend upgrading to it. My existing VMs worked without a hitch once I installed it.

Thanks,

- Scott -

John Scott said...

Hi Scott,

Did you go for an upgrade or a fresh install?

John.

Scott said...

I did a clean install, more because I wanted to clean up a lot of unused apps than anything else.

If you opt for this route, make sure that you backup EVERYTHING - iCal & Address Book are not compatible between Tiger & Leopard, so export to iCal and you will be OK. Same goes for Stickies.

Even small things, such as the custom display that you use for Adium for example, should be backed up or at least noted.

Good luck!

- Scott -

Anonymous said...

Funny, indeed :-)

But perhaps this will wipe the smug smiles off the faces of Mac users:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1195031&tstart=15

Scott said...

No one said Apple was perfect. Also, a blue screen is different than a blue screen of death...

It also goes to show that technology is technology; ALWAYS back up data before doing anything major to your system. Unfortunately, most people don't do this and learn the hard way...

- Scott -

Anonymous said...

That is so funny....
I can't believe they kept it there too! I have 4 computers in my house and 3 of them are windows computers. So now i have 3 BSOD on my screen :)