On the Tiger DVD, there is an 'optional installs' installer, that includes the installers for all the extra crap that you used to have to download Pacifist for (Safari, iChat, X11, printer drivers, etc.)<br><br>A nice touch, especially for people who pimp their Safari one too many times and need to chuck it and reinstall. <br><br>
Here's one feature you "install from scratch" guys won't be aware of: I added a second hard drive to my G5 tower for my Tiger install so I could easily switch back if something went wrong. Not only do you get the option to import Users like before, you also get the option to import Applications and not only does it copy programs over, but it copies any support files needed, including the invisible Quark Activation file. I still had to update the activation on Quark but at least I didn't have to hunt for all the extra files needed to make this and the Adobe apps work. Pretty darn sweet if you ask me.<br><br>
I did an archive & install on my FW drive and it did the same thing. The new system had the accounts and all their prefs and bookmarks etc. You wouldn't even know you just installed a new system except for things that had to be upgraded like Cleardock. One thing I really don't like about the new installer is that the Epson print drivers are now 1 650 MB option. They use to have it split into 2 so I use to only install the half I needed. 650 MB is a lot of HD real estate for a laptop. I'll have to go through and manually delete all the drivers I don't need.<br><br>
Yeah, I went in and trashed all the Epson drivers I didn't need. I suspect they got too many tech support calls where they had to tell people to go back and install the second Epson printer drivers package that isn't installed by default. With 100+ GB hard drives what's an extra 500 MBs or so, huh? I'd like to prune out all the foreign languages too but I'll wait until someone else runs Delocalizer or Macaroni to see if it hoses anything. I'm an early adopter but I'm not stupid. Well, not that stupid.<br><br>
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