With the release of Leopard, it’s not the traditional show, and there were no traditional picks. Instead, the guys did highlight certain aspects of Leopard and what they thought about them. So, in this post, I’ll just highlight and summarize the discussion as they went around the horn.
Is it a major upgrade/revision?
- Leo Laporte — Wasn’t expecting much, but was very impressed.
- Andy Ihnatko — Thinks most of the juice is under the hood. Feature-wise — nothing too awesome, but everyone will find a key feature or app that makes it worthwhile for them.
- Scott Bourne — Curious to how long the honeymoon will last and if Leopard will experience the criticism ala the iPhone.
- John Siracusa — Pointed out that it’s been a long time since the last release and of course there will be a number of changes. He wrote about 30,000 words on Leopard over at ars technica.
Time Machine – what do you think?
- Leo Laporte — Calls it “backup for mom.” Not a fan because if there’s a fire – both drives are toast. Good for the “unwashed masses.”
- Andy Ihnatko — Not a fan either, but prefers SuperDuper!. However, he thinks it’s great for people that can’t really be bothered with a backup.
- Scott Bourne — Perfect for Aunt Fay and the millions that “don’t backup squat.”
- John Siracusa — Thinks EVERYONE will use it.
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Hardware & Software Picks:
With Leopard only a few days away, what’s the feature you’re most looking forward to getting your hands on? For me, it’s Mail.app. Yeah, I know it sounds lame, but I hear it’s superfast. Not sure if I’ll upgrade on day one, but I doubt I’ll make it to the end of November without a copy. How about you?
Software & Hardware picks:
P.S. — Major congratulations to Merlin Mann on his upcoming daughter!
P.S. – Alex – there is a list – click the link in the top nav labeled “The List”.
Websites, shows and podcasts:
Who would you buy new shoes from? Since my idea of athletics is dialing a phone – surely the guy on the right!
With all of these picks over the weeks, which ones have worked out the best for you? For me, it’s TextExpander by far. I started using it for little things like my email signatures, and for that crazy latin that everyone uses for dummy copy on websites. Over that last few months, I’ve filled it up with HTML shortcuts, auto-replies to emails, tons of things – even does most of my spelling corrections.
What’s worked for you?
Well, no picks this week. This was more of a “special episode” focusing on the iPod announcements. From the cheap seats, the new Nanos looked cooler than I originally thought, and I’m not sold on the iPod Touch yet. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what the final device has when it ships.
What do you think of the new goods? What’s good, bad, or ugly?