Things that made me sit up:
* Core Animation. I can’t wait to play with this.
* iChat. With tabs, sending images and video and all the cool photobooth effects built-in. Looks nifty.
* Time Machine. Superb idea. Didn’t they have something like this in WinME? I vaguely remember… Looks like it’s time to buy lots and lots of really big hard drives. I hope Apple includes an option to use a 2nd disk, just in case of hard drive drive failure and not just “oops I didn’t mean to delete that”. Of course, I still belong to the school of “save every 5 seconds” so I’m not sure how much I have to change my style to work with this.
* To do lists and notes. This may convince me to jump to Mail from Eudora. Or not. I’ve got to test ride it first.
* Dashcode & Web clip. Smart moves in the right direction.
Things that made me go meh:
* Spaces. Didn’t they have this back in X-Windows? TWM or whatever, with virtual desktops? Anyway, it’s nice to have it there, but I’d like to make sure that you can run the same application in multiple spaces without messing up preferences and stuff. Yeah, I’ll still end up using though.
* Built-in Bootcamp. It’s a good move, but I still want to emulate.