So, on to the show.
There are a million OSX 1.5 reviews out there, but rather than talk about all of the new cool features that I'd like to bone, let me briefly mention five programs I was able to uninstall due to Leopard improvements.
- Terminator replaced by Terminal. Like many others, I was annoyed at the old Terminal's lack of tab support. The new Terminal has not only matched Terminator, with things like tabs and process exit safety, but succeeded it with Window Groups to configure terminals in bulk. Cool.
- SuperDuper replaced by Time Machine. To be honest, SuperDuper is actually slightly fuller featured, with scripting support; but I never used it anyway. Time Machine is automatic, free, and almost more difficult not to use.
- You Control Desktops replaced by Spaces. It's been a full day and Spaces hasn't crashed yet - so it's already one better in my book. I also enjoy the "only launch here" feature of Spaces - so you can bind a specific program, such as Firefox, to a specific desktop, such as #4. No more manually managing where my windows live.
- NetNewsWire replaced by Mail. Simple, elegant, one program, and opens links into your default system browser, ironically, not just Safari.
- Finally, Candy Bar was removed because the current icons don't look like they belong in Candy Land. They are simple and bold - just like me.