Originally Posted by Outsider
You keep saying that but it makes little sense to anthropomorphize Apple like that. If they get the proper feedback on this issue, they will make changes to it.
It's possible, I'm sure they'll get lots of feedback so I doubt they can ignore it.
Some more info:
time machine doesn't look like it will make a bootable backup so won't replace superduper. I don't know that for sure but it puts stuff in a folder that is ordered by snapshots. You get an option to not back up system files too.
There is a function that says show only changed files and that didn't look like it worked. I had a folder with 7 files and 1 folder and I deleted 4 of the files. I expected 'show changed' to show just the 4 I deleted but instead it showed just the folder that I hadn't actually changed at all.
With that off, you see all the files and recovery went fine. Maybe it compares file changes between snapshots or something.
The installation is smaller than Tiger. Garageband etc will bring this up but currently it's under 5GB for the whole thing. However, the system folder is a fair bit bigger. It's now nearly 3GB compared to around 2GB for Tiger. Possibly there's a lot of debugging stuff left in there.
the window view options are better. You used to have use 'for this window' and global. Now it just has a button saying if you want to use a set of options by default.
Core graphics and Core Text are in there.
security warnings are more precise:
Warning when opening files:
"Xbench is on the disk image xbench_1.3.dmg. This disk image was downloaded today at 19:52 from xbench.com." and you can visit the website by pushing a button.
This replaces the warning 'you are opening x for the first time'.
Xbench benchmark shows mostly the same except opengl bench is 25% faster. System memory allocation shoots up by 2-3 times.
In practice, 3D feels about the same to me but like I say launch times seem faster and that's when memory allocation will happen.
Textedit feels faster. I can open larger files without the scroller pulling back up when I drag it to the bottom.
new UDF possibly 1.5 - it *finally* supports the DVD-Ram discs from Panasonic DVD recorders so you can record TV shows to DVD-Ram, take the disc and watch it in VLC.
new NTFS - can't check if there's read/write yet but terminal says mount_ntfs implementation first appeared in 10.5 so something's different
some new kernel extensions seem to be geared towards more system stability especially kernel panic-wise but I'm largely guessing here
airport disks, bluetooth and disk images have contextual menu plugins
You can burn to disk straight from a right-click and make a disk image
You can edit PDFs in preview, can remove pages but I can't see how to insert pages except blank ones.
also more image correction like shadow/highlight and auto correction
image resizing at last, profile embedding and rotation
Themes are the same - graphite and aqua
new screensavers, ok but not too impressive. I reckon we'll get some Core Animation ones later on
print utility moved from utilities to system prefs print & fax
Can't change permissions from the Finder at all now. I actually couldn't find where to change permissions. Maybe they've left that to the terminal? the Finder wasn't very good at it but it still kinda worked now and then. I think it might just be locked in the beta though.
help system doesn't work right yet - just spins for ages
bootcamp assistant is just 11MB so it seems to be more integrated
console lists messages by sender and date/time so it's not just one big chunk of text from any app and it can be queried
new office import framework, doesn't seem to offer much better Word compatibility in Textedit though as i still can't open my old .doc files.
I got a beachball & finder crash when showing a movie clip preview in the Finder so it's not perfectly stable yet. I would actually like them to replace the beachball icon just so they can say the beachball is gone.
full screen free in quicktime. Interface looks illuminous somehow
timecode view option in prefs (only shows for supported movies) and you can view time or frames from the start (sort of useless really, I'd have preferred a proper timecode).
DVD player has deinterlacing quality options and you can change aspect ratio
support for HD movies
crash reports have more info and are possibly more readable in that they indent sub processes but are a little more invasive as they list all currently running apps at the time of a crash
can't seem to launch an app by double clicking the preview icon any more in the Finder
X11 launched quickly but inkscape took ages to launch so I force quit it and it opened anyway (weird). But it opened quickly after that. X11 apps might finally be usable
Neooffice doesn't work at all, it's the only app I encountered that didn't launch. So much for Java
iwork apps seem to launch faster
CS3 seems about the same though
PPC apps are just as achingly slow.
It looks like you can shrink the dock smaller than before. I'm actually getting used to it since I don't see it much anyway. Name of the app shows white on a grey box so it's easier to read
trash window has an empty button up top
No matter what I do with the webclips, they just don't work for me. Website buttons just seem non-functional. I tried with about 5 different TV guide sites and none of them work. I'm sure it will be useful on some sites but not the ones i wanted to use it for.
bomarchive utility has been renamed to archive utility. I don't know why they went with BOM in the first place.
crash reporter renamed to problem reporter.