I am fairly new to Mac. I got my first mac – a 17-inch Macbook Pro about 2 months ago. It works great. Although it is a little warm it does the job well. I never have to worry about performance issues. The OS is flawless. Everything runs smooth as expected.
Then just a few minutes ago, I saw Apple’s videos on Mac OS Leopard. It has everything I wanted for Mac OS Tiger. The Time Machine is simply amazing. Apple, I think, has the tendency to “over-do” things. I am not sure if that is the right word but for the Time Machine, do they have to really make the background look like you are traveling thru time? (with the seemless effect and a portal at the end?) I’m not complaining, the thought just came out because I was very impressed. hehe. Imagine never having to worry about your files getting lost or deleted. It is like putting your entire hard-drive on Subversion!
Another feature that got my attention was Spaces (the icon reminds me of Windows). I tend to clutter up my desktop. Most of the time, I have a couple of browsers open, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Zend, a couple of instant messengers, VLC and a few other apps opened. It does get annoying on Mac OS X Tiger because the windows are not set up like in Windows XP. But with Spaces, this pretty much solved the problem.
I can’t wait for Leopard. Now all I need is a bigger hard-drive!