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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:44 am    Post subject: Best and worst new features of Tiger... Reply with quote

Best....Spotlight
Worst....Mail 2

I'm surprised how well Tiger runs on the mini. As a matter of fact I think it runs better than Panther and how cool is RSS in Safari!.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't know until I get my new mini. I installed a lot of RAM on my last one and someone bought it for more than I paid for it. So I bought a black one from colorwarePC.com and they are taking forever to get it here. Soon as it gets here, I'm going to install a lot of ram, then fire it up!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Best and worst new features of Tiger... Reply with quote

idave wrote:
Best....Spotlight
Worst....Mail 2

I'm surprised how well Tiger runs on the mini. As a matter of fact I think it runs better than Panther and how cool is RSS in Safari!.


Same here, Spotlight and Mail. I've never been a big RSS user/fan, but I'm really finding this integration of RSS into Safari to be quite useful.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Best and worst new features of Tiger... Reply with quote

idave wrote:
Best....Spotlight
Worst....Mail 2

Spotlight sounds cool. I've been married to Thunderbird for e-mail and RSS for a LONG time, so I don't think I will be using Mail 2. Firefox is my browser of choice, so I don't believe I'll be using Safari either...

BTW, any chance Mail2 has some decent PGP functionality?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about PGP I think you're going to become a quick fan of Safari RSS even though Thunderbird is a nice product. Any reasons for picking Firefox over Safari?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
Any reasons for picking Firefox over Safari?


Cookie management.
Adblock extension
Flashblock extension

I'd really like to use Safari, but those three reason keep me on Firefox.

I use Thunderbird on linux, and I'm toying with giving it a try on OS X after seeing Mail 2.

But Spotlight gets my vote as best new feature. I just can't get over how cool it is.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gid rid of those ugly pill buttons in mail http://otierney.net/cagefighter/

I'm noticing a small problem with Spotlight and MP3 artwork. Are purchased songs from iTunes the only files that will show album art in Spotlight?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best: Dashboard
Worse: Price Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotlight is cool, but have you noticed when you go click the i button for more information how it hangs a bit?
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Gid rid of those ugly pill buttons in mail http://otierney.net/cagefighter/

I'm noticing a small problem with Spotlight and MP3 artwork. Are purchased songs from iTunes the only files that will show album art in Spotlight?


I'm having the same problem with album covers. Album artworks show up in iTunes but doesn't show up in Spotlight results. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

itunes album covers work for me, and I don't buy anything off of the ripoff/DRM hell you mention called iTunes Music Store.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: Spotlight Reply with quote

I just did my first spotlight search in email... omfg... I am the King of the Information World... bwahahhaha!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: Best and Worst Reply with quote

You know, I am just the opposite of the first post.

Best Feature: Mail 2
Worst Feature: Spotlight

Spotlight is great, except that even after repeated indexing, it still fails to find some of my files, and these files are word/excel docs in the document folder.

Apple Mail 2 is great. They got rid of that dang mail box drawer and made it all one box like every other email client. THey also have way better searching capabilities and I like the new look. Its also much faster and handles POP accounts better. Two thumbs up!

I also love dashboard even though its fluff. People are really starting to put out good widgets. Its way better than Konfabulator (which I paid for, BTW).

Tiger runs pretty fast on my Mac Mini. About the same as my iMac G5 at work except for games.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You know, I am just the opposite of the first post.

Best Feature: Mail 2


Mail 2 is much improved if you can get past those ugly pill buttons. I'm finding Spotlight to be useful but somewhat buggy and inconsistent. Dashboard is "Fluff " but it's turning out to be my favorite new thing. I cannot tell you how many times I've used the YellowPages and Dictionary widgets already!

Best: Dashboard…great fun and future promise.
Worse: Spotlight …overrated desktop search tool.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Best and Worst Reply with quote

Hmm, don't like the buttons in Mail 2, eh? Well, I guess the buttons are such that you either love em or hate em.
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