Leopard is roaring under my hands…

I’ve received Leopard yesterday, and after a careful backup, I’ve upgraded my MacBook Pro.

The install was straightforward and went very smoothly. I inserted the DVD, restarted the Mac, followed the few instructions, restart and done.

Overall I’m quite pleased with the new OS. The machine appears to be faster, especially Mail and Safari. I’ve already adopted and customized Spaces. I haven’t found the time to try Time Machine yet, nor ZFS. Hopefully I will find some time in the near future to play with these, but truly the laptop is a working tool more than a gaming device 🙂

There are also a few things that are annoying me. The first one is that Leopard changed by background image. This seems like a minor thing and I can certainly restore the previous picture, but I don’t understand why it had to be changed.

The second one is Java. I had Java 6 developer preview installed. After the upgrade, Java was no longer working. I could not even use the Java Preference panel to restore the default value. I had to hack the JavaVM.framework/Versions directory to get rid of the 6 version and now Java is working again. Still I would expect from a new and modern OS such as MacOS X 10.5 to have Java 6 available by default.

Was it worth the money ? Sure. And I’m going upgrade my home machines later this week…

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