I wasn’t going to get Leopard.
No, really, I was going to wait on 10.5.1 before buying it, since I’m sure there are little ‘things’ that get missed in in-house testing. That’s just the way the world works. I’m okay with it, really. Also I hate major upgrades. They annoy me to no end, and I have three computers. Well … two. Ipstenit’s Mac is making bad noises. Really bad. It doesn’t turn on sometimes, and you have to unplug it and plug it back in. Now, that may be the monitor, but I doubt it. And her computer was made in August 2002, and I bought it the year after for her, so … it’s old.
Four years, though, man, that’s cool. It was the 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 processor too, the first cheesegrater G5s rolled out in June 03, so I must have picked up the G4 right around that time. Actually, based on this Blog, I bought it in 04 … which surprises me, now that I know it’s only three years old, and then unsurprises, cause I bought an open model … which means it was probably closer to 5 by use. No wonder it was on sale ($1000) and anyway, she didn’t need the G5 (which also doesn’t fit in our desks – I had to move my keyboard and mouse trays, which I determined I hated anyway). Tangentally, I learned I used my cmoputer MORE with the keyboard on the desk than I ever did with it on the tray, so I may move the mouse up too and just forget the tray shit.
Her new one is a Mini with an 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which is faster than the laptop, slower than my desktop, and should be just fine for her for email, interweaving, and word processing. Me? I run iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and all those things. I have NEEDS. Her software is ‘What comes with a Mac, Office, Adobe Photoshop (which she never uses anymore), Atlantis, and some Games.’
Which was a long way to saying Mrs. is getting a new computer. With Leopard. And she’d want me to support her on it. So I have to have Leopard too.
I don’t like upgrades. I just don’t. They take hours and I have to re-learn everything. Plus last time I upgraded it was a trick and a half. Their directions were wrong, and I had to write up my own and just ick. (I just went to look for those directions and can’t find them … which means I’m probably thinking of the Puma upgrade and not Tiger). I don’t remember upgrading to Tiger, but it came on my new Mac so that may be why.
After I had Leopard for a day, played with it for about 5 hours, I started writing this. It’s different, and that’s really all I can say right now. The shock of my 20″ monitor is dulling the full effect right now, I think, but really it’s not that different. Everything feels ‘off’ and I’m not sure why. I suspect when the Mrs. computer gets here today or tomorrow. Based on past experiences, I predict it will be here Friday, but since I have Friday off I should be able to set it up for her just in time for Shabbat.
Irony, thy name is Apple.
I’ll try and organize my thoughts into something other than ‘Ohh, shiney!’