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AppleInsider’s introductory review of Leopard

AppleInsider probably has the most Leopard related content than any other Mac-sites. Prince McLean’s “An Introductory Mac OS X Leopard Review” is aimed primarily at those who are thinking of upgrading from Tiger. The first of the series is an introduction to the operating system’s new features and an introduction to the desktop. Things to note are:

  • The Menu Bar has been a point of contention for some because of its translucency. The translucent effect is also seen in the drop down menus which, according to some, may affect readability of the the menu items.
  • Spotlight is more useful. Aside from finding files, it’s easier to use as an application launcher and it can now do simple mathematical equations.
  • The Dock can be made to assume the old plain strip look rather than the 3D appearance.
  • Finder’s sidebar has items grouped by category: Devices, Shared, Places, and Search For.
  • I still can’t wait to use Cover Flow in Finder and Quick Look.

Coming up next from AppleInsider: a look at the Desktop applications.


Update:
Macmerc’s got tips for those who don’t like the translucent menu bar.

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