AndreasE wrote:I am no "early adopter", but I am curious to learn from the experiences of others.
So, question to those who are already in the realm of the Leopard: What do you consider - for you - the greatest advantage of using the new OS? Is there something that would make it worth it even if the rest was not there? Is there a "killer feature"?
And are there things that disappoint you? Things you miss? Things that were better in Tiger?
(I admit, I am an "early interrogator". But maybe this thread is around for longer...)
Like a fool, I installed Leopard on the first day - and got lucky. The install went beautifully (I had a bootable backup in case it didn't), and all my critical apps - MS Word, Scrivener, RapidWeaver - worked.
No hassles at all, thank heavens.
Biggest advantage after almost two weeks of Leopard: speed. Almost everything happens faster. I had printing slowdowns in Tiger, they've vanished. The Finder is faster. Everything's faster. "Speed" is my choice of killer feature.
* I love the new Finder and Cover Flow, I've been able to browse folders and toss old material. And I've found lots of nuggets and treasures I'd forgotten I have;
* Time Machine - brilliant!
* Spaces. Not as useful as I'd hoped, but helps my workflow.
What disappoints me?
Spotlight. I was hoping that Spotlight would work like Google. Instead, I'm finding that for me, it's not working as well as the Tiger version. Sad.
My favorite search utility, HoudahSpot doesn't work in Leopard, and hasn't been updated yet, so there's no help from that quarter.
As a work around, I've created some Smart Folders in the Finder, and these are superb, so they do (most) of the job, and I'm not unhappy.
If I were giving Leopard marks out of ten, I'd give it nine.
So, I'm pleased I installed Leopard, love it, and wouldn't go back.