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Just like the title says, what features do you most want to see in 10.5? I want a better software update that updates all the software in my applications folder.

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widgets on the desktop i hardly use dashboard.

 

in fact does any1 now how to do this at the moment i like yahoo widget engine but i cant give up the support that apple dashboard has thank you.

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i personally dont want any new features, i want rid of the bloat from the software and the beachball of death everytime i press print, i would be happy if every program loaded in one bounce.

 

jack

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1. iTunes style like GUI all around

2. An ability to switch to any GUI from any Mac OS X/OS 9 version.

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A GUI interface to Fink or Darwinports to allow the masses easy access to open source apps developed in the *nix world.

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A GUI interface to Fink or Darwinports to allow the masses easy access to open source apps developed in the *nix world.

 

I am by no means comfortable with terminal, i killed my mac by editing the wrong file last week, but i think darwinports is relatively staightforward to use although a nice clean GUI would be nice.

 

jack

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1. Fix networking in the Finder so it doesn't hang when it unexpectedly loses connection to network volumes. Also just general responsiveness in the Finder.

2. A Windows API layer or Classic-like seamless virtualization.

3. Not so much of that brushed metal look eveywhere.

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The ability to run any Windows-only app would be nice...

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I wonder what computers will be supported in 10.5. :roll:

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Before they start adding more features I'd like to see them master what's already there.

1. Better overall performance. No more beach balls.

2. Improve Automator. More stable. More actions. And an easier way for developers to make them. (Or if it's already easy, something to motivate more developers to make them. Like free pie.)

3. Improve Safari. Better performance, resource efficiency, and rendering.

4. There are features lacking in Mail, ical, and other sys .apps that I won't list, but users have been asking for them forever. Basically, address overdue feature requests. (If Mail doesn't include the ability to sort by email address, (not by sender, by email addresses), I'm gona lose it.) If someone has a script for that, holler back.

4. Everything mentioned about the Finder x2.

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I'm still using Panther, so I'm not even sure what could use "improving"...

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widgets on the desktop i hardly use dashboard.  

 

in fact does any1 now how to do this at the moment i like yahoo widget engine but i cant give up the support that apple dashboard has thank you.

 

Go to the terminal, type:

 

defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES

 

press enter and voilá!

 

For more information check out this article.

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1. iTunes style like GUI all around

2. An ability to switch to any GUI from any Mac OS X/OS 9 version.

The first I would hate, but the second I love.

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1.2. An ability to switch to any GUI from any Mac OS X/OS 9 version.

What do yal mean by this??? And how far up the wish list do you rank this feature. It seems a bit strange. Please enlighten me!

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I think the itunes style leeching into the rest of os x is inevitable, but it might be an idea to have the option to change the GUI to what it is now without 3rd party apps.

 

its not as if apple needs to add new features to beat the compition just yet, a couple cool bits and increased system performance will make leopard sell itself and carry on showing up windows.

 

jack

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its not as if apple needs to add new features to beat the compition just yet, a couple cool bits and increased system performance will make leopard sell itself and carry on showing up windows.

jack

Preach on brother...

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widgets on the desktop i hardly use dashboard.  

 

in fact does any1 now how to do this at the moment i like yahoo widget engine but i cant give up the support that apple dashboard has thank you.

Kind of Like Mac OS 9. The Alarm clock and Calculator.

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1) Improved Spotlight

2) A new Finder

3) Virtulization? It would be good, but I really don't mind using something like bootcamp.

4) Overall enhancements. Not too many big features. Something that will make the OS faster and more efficient, not bigger

5) Like JazzAddict said, a lot of the apps could use a little maintainence, like Mail, Automator, and iCal.

6) I think a built-in backup utility would be nice. You choose a volume, or superdrive, and it helps you make backups of your system.

7) I think iTunes needs a way to choose your music based on album artwork, but this probably won't be in the OS, I know.

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2) A new Finder.

Not to be anti-Mac, but a more "explorer" like finder that has an address bar.

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WINE. Really good wine. Like a dry, sensous red (grape) wine. WINE being the software that slides a windows api into your system so you can run windows apps w/o that other os on your machine.

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I think a built-in backup utility would be nice.  You choose a volume, or superdrive, and it helps you make backups of your system.

 

What about making .Mac backup either an integrated app or a paid add-on and not require a .Mac account for full functionality. That would be 8).

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I would also like to have a little button that tells you if a video can be put on an iPod.

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widgets on the desktop i hardly use dashboard.  

 

in fact does any1 now how to do this at the moment i like yahoo widget engine but i cant give up the support that apple dashboard has thank you.

 

Go to the terminal, type:

 

defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES

 

press enter and voilá!

 

For more information check out this article.

 

And if you aren't comfortable doing this command yourself my application Widget Compiler will do it for you!

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