Originally Posted by pondosinatra
Well I installed it on my iMac yesterday - upgraded from Tiger.
I have to say that despite the numerous and annoying interface inconsistencies, I kinda like it.
One thing that Win7 does better though is you can visually tell an application has minimized windows because the app icon changes to show 'depth' behind it - in SL the only way to tell you have minimized icons is via Expose.
That is a good point. It was never too much trouble before as apps would minimize to the area of the Dock where folders were kept. I personally never liked this effect as I want them to leave my sight completely, but with Snow Leopard you can turn on the "Minizime window into application icon in the Docks System Preferences. I much prefer the Exposé setup with the minimized windows showing up as thumb nails in the bottom of the screen, but Im sure some would like the option to have a way to see the minimized windows show up visually on the Dock icon. Submit it to Apple as a request.
I held off upgrading iLife to '09 however and will wait until likely iLife '10 when hopefully Apple will have made the apps 64bit.
But ya, overall I'm quite happy with it.
I wonder if iLife 10 and iWork 10 will not happen, but instead well get iLife X and iWork X. Besides the X making it sound cool it may be a pattern they are introducing to major apps (or suits) that have been converted to Cocoa, and by extension 64-bit. I think were likely to stick with iTunes 9 until they do the extensive rewriting that will make iTunes X Cocoa. Who knows how long these will take to rewrite. The new Mac holiday releases presumably coming next month? CES in January 2010? WWDC 2010? Later?