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    No Leopard? No problem.
    Ran into this handy little article today that describes the aftermarket utilities that perform almost exactly the same functions as the features touted in Leopard. I thought you might find this useful - particularly to point newbies toward who might have been waiting for Leopard to make the switch:

    http://macnewsonline.com/wp/2007/04/...rd-no-problem/
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    That list really shows that Leopard, as it currently stands, isn't much of a compelling upgrade. Virtual desktops is the only really neat feature, and I've already got it in Tiger in the form of VirtueDesktops.

    Let's hope WWDC brings some really good reasons to upgrade.

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    the creator of virtuedesktop said he isn't going to continue it, and the current version is quite buggy. I'll read the article later though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    That list really shows that Leopard, as it currently stands, isn't much of a compelling upgrade. Virtual desktops is the only really neat feature, and I've already got it in Tiger in the form of VirtueDesktops.

    Let's hope WWDC brings some really good reasons to upgrade.
    The rumor mill has it that there are a plethora of "top secret" features. My hope is that they introduce a little more customization of the GUI (in terms of colors, styles and themes). There are also plenty of rumors about improvements to Spotlight. Those who have been reading my posts for some time know that I really wish it had a more thorough "search everything" type of feature, where it actually dredges the entire drive including hidden and system files. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with Tiger.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    No Leopard No cry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    The rumor mill has it that there are a plethora of "top secret" features. My hope is that they introduce a little more customization of the GUI (in terms of colors, styles and themes). There are also plenty of rumors about improvements to Spotlight. Those who have been reading my posts for some time know that I really wish it had a more thorough "search everything" type of feature, where it actually dredges the entire drive including hidden and system files. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with Tiger.
    I read about a way from the Terminal to use Spotlight to search all the hidden and system files but it's been so long ago since I tried it, I forgot how! Will see if I can find it again. If so will post it here. It worked though.

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    dtravis ... it's all Greek to me but are you thinking of this?

    10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories from MacOSXhints.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    The rumor mill has it that there are a plethora of "top secret" features. My hope is that they introduce a little more customization of the GUI (in terms of colors, styles and themes). There are also plenty of rumors about improvements to Spotlight. Those who have been reading my posts for some time know that I really wish it had a more thorough "search everything" type of feature, where it actually dredges the entire drive including hidden and system files. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with Tiger.
    Having seen Leopard in action (there are plenty of YouTube clips showing final release) it doesn't look as though there are any great surprises, but I'd love to be proven wrong. However better 64-bit support and optimised dual-core code will make it a great OS for the new C2D chips and probably a worthy upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I read about a way from the Terminal to use Spotlight to search all the hidden and system files but it's been so long ago since I tried it, I forgot how! Will see if I can find it again. If so will post it here. It worked though.
    Thanks, I did find this handy little app called EasyFind that does exactly what I'm describing. I just wish Spotlight had a checkbox or something that would force it to do a comprehensive search, rather than a simple query to its index.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Yes, Leopard has some features that are available now with 3rd party applications. But in Apple's way of doing things when they come out in Leopard they will be much better than a 3rd party add on, and more integrated into the OS.

    Let's also not forget about all the new features Leopard has under the hood, just CoreAnimation alone is worth the upgrade.

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    Agreed. It's hard to say "everything from Leopard is available today" when we don't even know everything that will be in Leopard. :ninja:

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    The only compelling thing about Leopard right now to me is the system-wide TO-DO service. I find it quite silly right now that I can't create an iCal event from an eMail.

    I'd love to have the ability to create an event and reference the Email message to it.

    It's more stuff like this I want in Leopard, before I find myself forced into using Office 2008, which seems to be awfully attractive.
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