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Mark Pilgrim just posted a tour of Panther, the new Mac OS X release. I'm supposed to be getting in the office today so I'll be spending the weekend doing a fresh install and reading Mark's guide.

Update: Since Panther shipped today for many people, it appears that Mark's site is receiving a self-inflicted denial-of-service attack...


Thanks for the link. It's up at the moment, but it's still slow. Yes, traffic is through the roof. But it'll still be there tomorrow. :)

Aaaargh! Mark didn't address the main concern that was probably on lots of people's minds: does Panther's user interface feel snappier than Jaguar's?

Who cares about all the additional functionality anyway. We only need (the feeling of) speed ;-)

One little cool thing that I noticed in the beta I played with was that the text editor reads and writes MS Word documents.
Nice touch.

I installed it on my 800Mhz G3 iBook (384Mb RAM) and I am happy to report that, for the first time ever, an OS upgrade actually made the machine faster. Way faster. At least it seems so.

So yes. Get it. :)

What about the reports of it trashing attached Firewire drives? That's the only thing holding me back. I plan a reformat-and-install-from-scratch install, because my OS X is flakey and has reached its half life, so I will back up everything on my hard drives, Firewire hard drives, before installing. If they get trashed, then everything will be gone!

Who cares about all the additional functionality anyway. We only need (the feeling of) speed ;-)

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Phew! from ...pickhits...
October 24, 2003 9:29 PM

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