So, the Illuminous rumors are spreading. Personally, I don’t expect Aqua to be replaced, so much as refined. Every new release of OS X has introduced some changes and refinements, and this will no doubt be the case in Leopard. There’s been a lot of use of bezels, head-up display panels and of shiny black emphasis in recent changes to Apple apps, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this year’s refinements heading in that direction too.
Find out what happened when a very old iBook running OS X 10.3 ran out of hard disk space. (What’s more interesting is the reason why it had run out…)
It is true that older users love Macs? In my experience, yes. My mom (62) is deliriously happy with her recently-purchased MacBook.
Writer is a no-distractions writing tool based on Khoi Vinh’s Blockwriter idea, which I ranted against before. I downloaded it and tried it out, but I still can’t see the point of a writing app that doesn’t allow you to delete, and leaves you with text littered with struck-out characters. After five minutes of typing, all I was left with was a mess.
Meg Pickard is a recent newcomer to OS X, but is having problems with iPhoto. And I can sympathise with her on this one. Picasa is one of the few Windows apps which I think does a better job than the OS X equivalent (iPhoto).
System icons as soft furnishings. This is why Mac owners get the “cultist” label…