November 5, 2003

Roar...Panther Makes Itself Known

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After getting home, I did one thing before installing Apple's newest version of OS X - pee. Panther (10.3), is a significant upgrade over the last version of Apple's OS (10.2). The whole process took a scant one hour to complete. I must say that I'm very happy with the results. Exposé is possibly the coolest feature that I have seen on a computer. It moves all the windows of your computer and shrinks them, so you can see everything that is open at one time. So nice. I really look forward to using this for a long time.

Posted by tien mao in Tech at 8:37 PM



does expose seperate out the tabs or are you not utilizing safari's tabbed browsing? (excited to see up there!!!)

Posted by: rachelleb at November 5, 2003 9:18 PM

apparently, it does not expose the seperate tabs. i wonder if that is an option. probably not.

Posted by: tien at November 5, 2003 11:11 PM

why do you ahve so many browser windows open? you dont used tabbed browsing? you'd rather have multiple windows open?

Posted by: rachelleb at November 5, 2003 11:36 PM

no, i usually do use tabbed browsing. i was just showing people how exposť looked and needed many windows open.

oh, and the buddy icon thing in ichat is soooo easy!

Posted by: tien at November 5, 2003 11:42 PM

how could it be easier? all you do now is drag & drop. you dont even have to save the file on your computer you can drag it right out of the browser....

Posted by: rachelleb at November 6, 2003 7:58 AM

right, i'm saying that it is easy. so easy. are we saying ths same thing here?

Posted by: tien at November 6, 2003 8:48 AM

i thought you meant it was easier with panther.. but that's something that's available right now.

Posted by: rachelleb at November 6, 2003 8:56 AM

oh, i guess i never tried to change my icon in ichat before. i was happy with my doughnuts.

and i like how it remembers you icons too.

Posted by: tien at November 6, 2003 8:59 AM

now you know why my icon is different almost every day.

Posted by: rachelleb at November 6, 2003 9:16 AM

I love that Panther! Of course, I now had to upgrade my hard drive in my laptop to 80GB since my 60 was full (of what, you might ask???) ... took the whole laptop apart last night, put in the new disk, installed Disk 1 of Panther, hooked up the old disk by firewire, did a Duplicate in Retrospect, left it running all night for 695,000 files, and this morning, I rebooted from the internal, and EVERYTHING works perfectly, and now I have 20 more GB's. I've never had that go so smoothly before. I'm thinking it's Panther. Also installed OpenOffice.org1.0.3 and it runs flawlessly ... cool!!! So, anyway, glad you didn't hold off longer than to pee Tien! Smart move ... both things ...

Posted by: Oscar at November 6, 2003 11:03 AM

sweet. that sounds pretty easy. i guess installing another hard drive on the g5 is supposed to be really easy too.

you're going to have to give me a primer on all those applications that you have running on your computer. i didn't recognize half the stuff.

Posted by: tien at November 6, 2003 12:16 PM

so, what exactly do you use your computer for?

Posted by: dan at November 6, 2003 1:04 PM

all porn, all the time.

Posted by: tien at November 6, 2003 1:49 PM

cool. long as its something useful.

Posted by: dan at November 6, 2003 3:13 PM

Any time Tien. And once you start installing X11 Unix stuff, there's just no end to the time you can waste, er, the computing power you can explore, and the amount of disk space you can fill up. Need an fMRI scan of your brain analyzed? No problem - I've installed AFNI. Just take out any metal body jewelry before you get the scan.

Posted by: Oscar at November 6, 2003 6:41 PM

oscar, you'll have to explain that a little more. i mean, i know of unix but i can't say that i've ever really used it (pine doesn't count, right). what would i use it for?

Posted by: tien at November 7, 2003 9:56 AM

PINE sort of counts. The main thing about the Unix side of the Mac, so to speak, is that there are a ton of fairly vertical apps available (like the FMRI analysis thing). And it's also like having a whole 'nother computer. I'll send you a couple of screenshots of my Unix installation when I get a break. That's be enough. Oh, and what would you use it for? That's suddenly an issue? Heh ...

Posted by: Oscar at November 7, 2003 7:25 PM

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