and after an upgrade... the screenshot...
That's the look of my laptop after the Tiger-to-Leopard upgrade:
I've customized the Terminal.app a little bit too (the most used app in the laptop, for sure!)
Some new things in Leopard, the new spaces (something similar to the virtual desktops on most Unix-like system window managers):
That image above is the result of pressing F8 to see all the spaces at once. An interesting thing about spaces is that you can use expose on top of them, to get a whole view of your windows:
Of couse spaces are very simplistic if you compare it with the virtual desktops from enlightenment or some other window managers, but I hope they will work to get more advanced versions in a near future.
Another add-on from Leopard is the use of CoverFlow in the Finder. That effect was used before in iTunes, and now they have put it in the Finder itself, so you can use it to view the contents of any folder.
It will display previews of most filetypes, like contents of PDF files, a thumnail of an image, or the contents of a Python source code file:
There are some other new things inside this new version of macacosx (like Time Machine or Quicklook), you can check them all here.
i've been using leopard everyday for the last months and although it's not so speedy on new graphichs stuff like coverflow in finder and stacks it's usable enough (ppc mac mini)
the only new thing i use it is spaces, that was really needed. i have the apps that i use more associated with a vr desktop so when they are opened it switches to right desktop. all i use after is just shortcuts for each desktop instead of alt-tab.
i would love to try time machine out but don't have an external hdd.
Well, you could use alt+tab, as it will send you to the desktop the application you are switching to is (I found that very convenient).
About Time Machine I haven't used it yet, I've an external disk, but right now inside it there is my old Tiger copy, and i'll not delete it until I can be completely sure everything works fine in Leopard.
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