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I'm now running 10.4. Pretty painless upgrade (archive and install option chosen, mostly because of my own belief that layering on upgrades isn't too healthy for a system).

Mail... has been shinified. It's all... smooth and stuff. And I like it better now. (none of that annoying, ugly drawer crap.) We'll see how it handles things.

Time to install other stuff, like system modifications and such.

Mmm, mail has a very nice threaded view now. Well, almost. :D It puts livejournal comments as a thread. ::laughs:: Silly Mail.

Also, dashboard really is pretty. But it takes up a dock spot. Shall have to see about changing that... and if it could be triggered like exposé gets triggered... yep, it's been added to the exposé pref pane.

Ack! They got rid of the custom toolbar thing for the preferences panes... so you can't have commonly accessable preference panes up in the toolbar of the preferences "app"...

....there's already a 10.4.1. o.O Apple...............

Hm, there's a nice RSS feed screensaver. Integrated with safari (hitting 1 to escape the screensaver brings up the page.)

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Ho, interesting little option: In addition to the crappy filevault that has caused problems for people, there's now an option to "Use Secure Virtual Memory".

Spotlight appears to be indexing my crap. O.o Where are you going to store this index? And how big is it going to be, eh?

::makes a face:: I can't believe Apple's still trying to get people to use .mac with only 250 MB of space.... they should at least offer 1 GB, if not more, since that's what google's offering... and google's only doing e-mail, while .mac is supposed to be there for backups and such.....

Hmmm... there's a new sharing thing - Xgrid. To quote the preferences pane, "Click Start to allow Xgrid controllers to distribute tasks for your computer to perform."

Hm. Why can't I remove spotlight? Stupid indexing thing... I'll use BBEdit, thank you.
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porsupah From: porsupah Date: May 17th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, did you manage to get Tiger CDs worked out after all? (And Kodocha too? :)

Spotlight's indexing doesn't seem to take up all that much space - I wouldn't worry about it, especially against the benefits. It'll be noticeable at first, while it performs the initial indexing, but thereon, it should be invisible. (Where? I think Hannibal's review over on yonder Ars Technica mentioned it, but I don't recall offpaw)

I'm surprised .Mac's still lagging behind at 250MB - and that without even any sort of guaranteed availability, considering the downtime we've heard of on occasion. For a free service, the odd hour or so isn't such a big matter, though still to be avoided, but when it's a $100/year service?

Unfortunately, I probably shan't really be getting into the swing of Tiger until XPostFacto's suitably updated, and I have suitable media, given it appears the Wallstreet's DVD drive doesn't understand DVD-R. (CD-R, no problem) I might give it another shot updating using an installed image and Disk Utility off an installer CD, but I didn't have much luck last time, and it does wind up taking a few tedious hours, even if I do have Dormouse as backup while Bunny's out of commission.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 17th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
No CDs, alas, but the DVD image, yes, and it's been burned to DVD without problems.

Indexing... It's taking forever. Although I've been mounting and unmounting stuff continuously. And I don't really expect to use it that much... it doesn't look like it'll be able to beat QuickSilver in usefulness.


Hrm. Did you know that media attached to/inside of a computer that's in Target disk mode will mount on the computer that it's attached to? So I've randomly found that my iBook can act as a battery powered external CD-ROM drive. Or DVD drive, for another system. =^^=
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