Originally Posted by a_greer
I undersand that all members of the elite fraturnity of WWDC cant discuss leopard, but if there is one out there willing to break that rule, I would love to know the one thing that these videos really do not show: is it faster? did all the code tweaks make a killer difference? a $129 difference?
I must say, from the videos and the blurbs on apple.com, I owuldnt pay more than $20 for it...what is there that makes it worth it?
I am not an ADC Select Member, but occasionally sit next to one, and had a quick run through of SL with them the other day.
I can tell you that the entire system (even in the current debug state) is very snappy - especially Finder, which really shows they have re-written in Cocoa.
I think the performance (even running 10.5 apps) is a big selling point - although I am sure an interface change will be on the horizon, as it looks just too similar for the average user to see anything different.
Oh, and the font in Terminal is now anti-aliased... finally
I for one, would upgrade for sure, no 'killer feature' that we can see so far I'll admit, but it is the attention to detail and refinement of an already brilliant OS which makes it worthwhile for me.