I still remember the first time I loaded the public beta of OS X on my iMac. User account? What the *#$(*@ is that! But I was patient. Until I got to the finder. Opening windows was like surfing through molasses.
But because it was a beta I was cool with the slowness in the finder. They’ll work it out at Apple right?
Well, yes and no.
I still remember lining up for 10.1. And I’m pretty certain that most of the people lining up were there because they were excited about the improved speed of the finder. Unfortunately they, and I, would have to wait until Panther to really have a usable finder. Panther is definitely workable. But here is the rub. Go to a machine that can boot up OS 9 and open up a bunch of windows. Start scrolling down a list, copy stuff, etc. It’s faster. The finder in OS 9 is still snappier.
I realize at this point the speed in Panther is acceptable for most tasks. And I understand that the multitasking capabilities of OS X enable me to do many more things at once. But still. I want a snappy interface. More than Dashboard. More than searchlight. More than anything. Apple has historically done a good job of speeding up the finder with each major realize of OS X. I look forward to seeing the results in Tiger. Quickly.
What are you looking forward to in Tiger?