so I picked up a boxed set on the way into the lab. My middle name is danger so I backed nothing up and slipped Snow Leopard into my computer and clicked upgrade and went to get a cup of coffee. There was a lot of chit chat to do with the crew over the bagels so I made it back just in time for a restart. 19 minutes and my Leopard is cool and icy.
First impression. Like an oil change I always think things are snappier and smoother after an upgrade but this is blowing my hair back. The mail app is bringing pages and docs up and restarting at less than 300 millisecond speed. Well dang the app is only 77 MB. That sucker went on a diet.
Reminds me of an application I was testing back in 89. The developer bragged that it had 750,000 lines of code. I said gee out loud but what I thought was "what an idiot, couldn't get it done with a little less than that?"
My system library went from 7.81GB to 5.3GB. It also took about ten seconds to calculate that instead of 3 minutes prior to upgrading.
Holy cow that was fast. Dropping off something onto another server was as seamless as if the server was in my front pocket. Less than 300 millisecond wait at every click. Grab still only saves in TIFF. Dopey. Photoshop CS version 8 wants rosetta installed. Don't think so. A pass through iPhoto does the transformation. Wow iPhoto is really really snappy.
Cover flow is really really snappy. I might start using it more.
Oh, digging through a folder in my dock is so simple digging down folders. I'm in love. The day of the week and the date is in my menu without a cludge fix. This is so good I hope my trousers don't fall down.
Good grief I am cover flowing through 40,000 images on a remote server (os10.5) and there is no wait on the flow. Every image is already there.
Zounds. Check this out. This is an icon in the finder of a photo. Looking at it in icon view they are all much bigger. It took me all of 10 seconds to grab, save, drop in iPhoto and save onto a remote server. Way faster than I can type it.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
19 minutes for the complete upgrade cycle? I do have time before I have to leave to get Penny from school then. Just went and got mine from where I used to work. Old shipping address came back to haunt me.
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