I have had the original Microsoft suite built for OS X for ages (someone gave it to me for free, don't think I ever would have bought it) and every upgrade I make I cross my fingers that it'll still work. They still work nearly flawlessly.<br><br>There are more GNU license free options out there these days, I know, but I am always wary. I have the Appleworks suite CD from a number of years ago sitting on a shelf somewhere. It that touted that it could make and read Microsoft files, but it rarely worked as advertised. <br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
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My understanding is that Leopard is just eye candy improvements NOT a major "code" rewrite.<br><br>Simply<br>All apps that worked in Tiger will work in Leopard - - just some apps might have some "fork" problems with some of the new OS features like Time Machine. Otherwise they still run<br><br>IMO<br><br>
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I'm curious about where you got that impression, Carp.<br><br>Just about everything I've read says that Leopard is "an evolutionary upgrade" and may be the most significant release of OS X yet. <br><br>
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Eye Candy? 10.5 besides revamping and gluing mail, calendar, notes, to do, iphoto etc all together in one yummy integrated package it is also setting us up for 10.5.1, 10.5.2 which will have ZFS. This replaces wonderful HFS+ as the underlying file system. Once we are ZFS for a few months you will not be able to think how you could have possibly lived without it.<br><br>Time Machine? I can now cut the last string which attaches me to IS. Non beta boot camp? Eye candy?<br><br>Spaces and Cover Flow might be considered eye candy but if they work the way they are presented they will be very handy.<br><br>But really, it's all about the ZFS. This is the Windows killing eye candy for large production work. IT will take years but ZFS is the reason why AAPL has to split three ways and then be driven to 200 again.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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