In an update to my previous post on my install of Tiger here are a few more of my observations.
After leaving the PowerBook running overnight, and re-starting it this morning it is now running at ‘normal speed’ again. That is, it is no longer noticably slower than it was before the upgrade.
Most of my applications seem to run fine (including Desktop Manager – the virtual desktop application for OS X which I posted about last week – although, to be fair, I downloaded the latest development build before the upgrade).
Spotlight appears to work quite well now except that it tries to find what I’m typing in too soon! It will start the search after the first three letters. This means I can no longer type in more letters while the laptop struggles to find everything associated with those first three letters. It might work better if it waited for a pause in typing before starting the search. (my PowerBook is a Ti G4 1ghz with 1gb of ram so it shouldn’t be a resource issue).
Dashboard is a real disappointment. It was totally over-hyped, as I mentioned previously. In a preview of Dashboard on the Mac site they looked way cool – but the ripple effect displayed there is not present on the version I received. Accessing the preferences for Dashboard (open the System Preferences and choose Dashboard and Expose or right-click on the Dashboard icon in the Dock and choose Preferences) is no help either, the only setting you can change here is the keyboard key for displaying widgets.
More observations as I come across them.