Monday, November 10, 2003

Ars does Panther

(originally posted at

This is a fantastic, in-depth look at Apple's OS X 10.3 (Panther).

The most interesting bits to me were...
  • packaging/marketing of 10.1 v. 10.2 v. 10.3
  • the mini-widget set
  • the brushed-metal usage guidelines
  • nested tab-area views
  • OS upgrades make the system faster*
  • the history of window management
  • hitting tab while in expose-mode
* - really fascinating, this bit was. Especially in light of my recent hardware inadequacies. In the world of Windows and Linux, we've come to expect a performance hit with each new version if the hardware stayed the same. That OS X has turned that around completely is something that I quite simply took for granted.

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