Leopard Impressions…

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    Posted: 07 November 2007 09:20 AM #181

    [quote author=“awcabot”][quote author=“jimlongo”]I think Leopard is a good upgrade, however some of the visual changes are curious.  I’m starting to think that the look is aimed at Switchers more than the base.  It’s a move slightly towards a look that will make the switch less jarring.

    I get a feeling like the screen is bigger :bugeyed:.

    Maybe your room got smaller? LOL

    How is that for a visual change?

    Curious.

         
  • Posted: 07 November 2007 03:15 PM #182

    First builds of Mac OS X 10.5.1 pack over two dozen fixes

    By AppleInsider Staff

    Moving quickly to address issues in the inaugural version of its Leopard operating system, Apple on Wednesday tapped its developer community to begin testing the first maintenance and bug fix update to the software, labeled Mac OS X 10.5.1.

    The Cupertino-based Mac maker initiated the testing process by offering software developers access to Mac OS X 10.5.1 build 9B13, which weighed in at a hefty 267MB, according to people familiar with the process.

    Among the fixes already baked into the first test build are corrections to Leopard’s application Firewall, Spotlight indexing, iCal syncing, Keychain login and text drawing corruption.

    Mac OS X 10.5.1 will also deliver a significant number of bug fixes relating to Leopard’s email client, namely corrections to Mail syncing, HTML anchors, Email alarms, To-Do Notes, and smart mailboxs.

    In total, build 9B13 includes well over two dozen fixes and code corrections, those familiar with the software say, and addresses an issue present when moving files across partitions—possibly one and the same with the widely publicized Finder data-loss bug.

    Apple has reportedly asked that its developers test the update broadly, paying particular attention to Time Machine, Mail, iCal, Back To My Mac, Bonjour, AirPort, gaming graphics, networking and the Finder.

    Mac OS X 10.5.1 is expected to be released within a few weeks’ time.

         
  • Posted: 08 November 2007 09:18 PM #183

    Bear with me. It’s possible I’ve been living under a stone, but I don’t think so. Just got a Fujitsu S500M scanner off ebay. Autofeed, autoduplex; just post your paper documents in and they’re pdf’s. Comes bundled with Acrobat standard which does OCR. (When did this happen? I thought it was only the PC version.) The OCR is good, and makes a searchable pdf. Preview.app correctly highlights the exact part of the scanned image that matches your search. Spotlight indexes all the text and instantly finds your scanned document.

    Back to Leopard. This is fantastic with Leopard. Coverflow, quick look, smart folders, Preview, Spotlight and scanner integrate paper documents totally, orders of magnitude better than the old visioneer paperport (whose makers became Nuance).

    Leopard, S500M and paper shredder - a fantastic electronic filing cabinet. I will finally attempt to go paperless.

    (S500M currently being replaced by S510M)

         
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    Posted: 22 December 2007 09:53 AM #184

    [quote author=“sleepygeek”]Comes bundled with Acrobat standard which does OCR. (When did this happen? I thought it was only the PC version.)

    Back to Leopard. This is fantastic with Leopard. Coverflow, quick look, smart folders, Preview, Spotlight and scanner integrate paper documents totally, orders of magnitude better than the old visioneer paperport (whose makers became Nuance).

    I think OCR was added into Acrobat in the last version or two. I really dig how they changed the interface for CS3—now the “intro panel” has its functions broken down into a few basic criteria.

    I’m a little jealous about Leopard. I’m jonesin’ for a cool new toy.  raspberry