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Wednesday, April 20, 2005  

Tiger's leap: Amazing features that we could see in OSX Tiger's future releases, based on a slashdotter's experience [Apple employee, supposedly]
via Kottke's

Tiger's one stop feature assembly.

Google's Search History [seen earlier in A9]. Options include pause/unpause, delete items.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (11)

11 Comments:

I saw the demo a while back on OSX Tiger features. Mindblowing. If only their platform was more accesible and there was *affordable* software for the MAC platform. Each piece of software is ridiculously expensive for the Mac.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 8:54 AM 

I'll let you know next week about the Tiger... yes, I got my powerbook last weekend and its awesome.

By Anonymous manoj, at 10:57 PM 

Wow. Manoj, sure wud love to hear your take. [powerbook spec?]
Kilapriyae!

By Blogger pradeep, at 6:55 AM 

Ranga, think it's got more to do with PC's pampering. Apart from the initial investment on the Apple hardware, is it any different from setting up a stand-alone PC (copyrighted s/w, i mean)?

We'll hear more from Manoj, on all thats mac.

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:02 AM 

pradeep, you are absolutely right. Apple is not so expensive as everyone thinks. The only other laptop that I liked was the panasonic toughbook and they were not cheap either and it comes loaded only with windowsXP.
My powerbook comes with the iLife and you also have the huge list of open source software to choose from.
my spec-12.1in,1.5GHz,512MB,80GB,Wi-Fi,Bluetooth,CD-RW,DVD-RW,

By Anonymous manoj, at 8:28 AM 

manoj
Excellent news. Id love to hear about gaming in your new machine- something like FarCry or World of Warcraft. Just for the rendering and speed of processor. Does yours have a video card?
And how much did it set you back by?

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 12:12 PM 

Spec-list says, "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM".

By Blogger pradeep, at 12:24 PM 

I'm not a gaming person...i might not even know the difference. but i will try out GarageBand and iDVD sometime and see how good it is. iTunes and iPhotos were very easy to use.
-$1600 (incl. tax) but +x years

By Anonymous manoj, at 1:06 PM 

Gaming helps you benchmark the capability of a machine. FarCry which is a good highend graphics intensive game (available for $20 with free online gameplay) is a good one to test and try. And the game is good too.

By the way, David Pogue has a good article on all about the Tiger:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/28/technology/circuits/28pogue.html?th&emc=th

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 6:48 AM 

Farcry looks interesting. I see a PS2 version releasing this September.

By Blogger pradeep, at 8:10 AM 

I played the demo of the game and it rocks. Just that PC requirements are heavy. The game is a FPS that got so populat that Ubisoft is publishing a PS2/Xbox port in Fall. Hopefully I will move consoles by the end of the year to play it.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:18 PM 

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