So I’ve been on my iBook about a month now and the verdict is in: good move. The caveats?
- I wish the software fr/ my PC was compatible. It’d ease the transition. But all in good time…
- The OS may be crash-proof (knock-on-polymer) but some of the apps are still buggy. Interestingly enough though, I’m not surprised that the buggy apps are either
- java based or
- 3rd party apps ported from Classic.
Overall the transition has gone well and is quite nice. The OS has a more comfortable feel to it, right down to the terminal window. (BTW– It’s nice to be able to customize the terminal window … makes you feel like you belong there instead of that obnoxious cmd window in XP … alienating and wimpy.) It talks to the PCs nicely, too. The ol’ D-3 box is being slowly converted into a server-of-sorts. And the iBook has no problems seeing it. I haven’t been able to get the shared printer to show up … but I have a feeling that’s a serious legacy issue — the Wintel boxes having a hard enough time with it. (Since when did a printer made in ’97 become legacy!?) The assorted iApps have been nice, too — not that they couldn’t use a bit of improvement. (iPhoto- for example- would be much improved if I had direct control over image size and resolution of imported images. What w/ today’s blog-mania & all…) Safari is an outstanding browser save for its occassionally wonky CSS rendering (well, w/r/t/ Ben’s site anyway…) and total lack of an XML parser. But that’s what v2 is for, right?