beginning and ending.


Well, this weekend marked the beginning on my Mac OS X 10.4 experience. I installed Mac OS X 10.4 on my 500mhz G4 iBook, (repaired permissions, used Carbon Copy Cloner, then did a clean install) then after being quite satisfied with the performance of the OS, I decided to hook up the iBook to my G4 Cube (which was in target mode, decided to try the archive and install) and am pretty pleased with the performance on it too. I have done a few more installs, and so far, have not have had any problems. Next up, Mac OS X Server.

As for my first impressions…Safari seemed to be a little faster on the iBook. A and I both noticed it being a little peppier. One of my very first impressions of Tiger was that it had really cleaned up a lot of interface features (everything just seemed smoother) but I am still trying to decide what I think about the toolbar area and the forced right mailbox sidebar. I just got so used to it on the righthand side, but I am trying to think of what Jef Raskin said in Humane Interface about customizable interfaces…so I am patient. Dashboard…very cool, but cooler with the hula girl widget. Spotlight. Ah Spotlight…you are going to spoil me. Safari RSS, again I am impressed with the interface! Other features to be discovered later.

As for the ending, I regret to mention Doug’s last day working with me was today. It was fun while it lasted, but I am very happy for him.

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