Written by: Adam Christianson
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 206. Apple tries to thaw freezing iMacs, Apple quietly updates MacBooks and MacBook Pros, AT&T adds flat rate international data plans, O2 loosens bandwidth limits and applies ‘fair-use’, 1.1.2 iPhone software on Euro iPhones, Quicktime and iTunes Updated, Serious “data loss” bug found in Leopard, Researchers and analysts question Leopard security. First Leopard patch on the way? Intel use passes PPC. Apple’s tablet Mac confirmed? Airport issues after Leopard update. Time Machine and Aperture don’t play well together. Fun with Leopard icons. Stacks kill nested folders in the dock. Question on running PC games on the Mac. Apple helps Tiger users keep their BootCamp. Hack the Leopard Dock. Leopard, missing Calendar widget. Use Spotlight to calculate. Time Machine stops at 10GB, a fix.
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Is it me or has Leopard been just a little rushed out?
It’s just you Gazmaz. :-)
Seriously, the issues Leopard is having seem well within what I would call normal expectations when upgrading an OS. There will always be issues with third party apps when upgrading that’s just the way of things. Could Apple have a bit more to help lessen the amount of issues with third parties? I think so, but I don’t see gross neglect on Apple’s part.
As for issues with first party hardware and software, I again don’t see mass complaints. The issues that have cropped up have been rather limited and Apple seems right on top of them releasing a few minor updates already.
I have 8 friends who have updated with no issue. I think the internet can make some issues seem wider spread than they are. None of the reviews I have read mentioned thinking the OS was rushed out. In fact, they seem to be mostly glowing.
OK perhaps I listen to too many PODCASTS which probably means I’m hearing all the geeky issues, looks like I’ll have to go out and get and install my copy straight away ;-).
In addition to changing the name of the calendar widget to “iCal”, Apple also introduced some new functionality. When you click the large day number the widget has always brought out the month view, but now if you click it again, it slides out a third pane with a list of that days events. Clicking on an event opens it in iCal (the application).
Hey Adam – just a quick thought about finding a market for a Mac tablet: how about the person at the Apple stores who manage the Genius Bar queue? You know, the one who walks around with a Macbook perched in his/hands. Wouldn’t they look much cooler with a Mac tablet?