OK. The drive’s been reformatted, Panther installed and data restored (largely). A few odd items have gone missing. I’m running on a small set of software so far and will gradually reinstall the other major items over the next few days.
Panther’s nice. Very nice. The reformat has given my machine back a bit of the snap it had lost recently so it’s hard to tell if Panther’s faster. It certainly feels like it. There are so many small and large improvements, a few of which take some getting used to.
- Brushed metal everywhere.
- Coloured Finder labels with rounded corners and which stretch the full width of a list window.
- The error messages in Safari kind of fold out from the top of the window.
- Expose is great.
- The revolving multiple user switch is very impressive.
- New Finder windows have locations down the left side.
- Where the heck are the Favorites?
- There’s a new voice: Vicky.
- iDisk on the Desktop.
- System profile is darned speedy!
Those are just a few first impressions. More later.