I have had Panther (OSX 10.3) since I got it at its formal press launch on Friday. I attended the event with fellow blogger Jackie, as it would be good to have her charming company. This time Apple excelled itself at giving a quick, interesting, and efficient presentation of the new OS. We were then led to the lounge area where we were given a copy of Panther and a few beevies. One wonders whether or not Spike Lee will sue Apple for the new logo, which has a close resemblance to Malcolm X’s (the movie) logo.
In the room were a couple of the new ibooks. Nice little machines, with nice G4 chips in them. If you ever wanted a small speedy laptop then the new ibooks will fit the bill.
Back to Panther; so far it runs faster, cleaner, and more stable than 10.2. (Well 10.2 never crashed, but some of the apps did.) Normally I am loath to advise people to adopt an OS a few days after launch; however I must tell you Apple might have finally got it right…er out of the box. There are too many new features to talk about here; however there is a neat window switching ability as well as much better menus and navigation.