The Official Mac OS X "Tiger" Thread


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RadishTM

Is it expected to change? Like how "Luna" for Windows XP was announced?

Or will it be currently like Panther with a few visual modifications?

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MetaLRasaM

for wat ive seen..its like panther...with some mods...nothing dramatic..but again..im talkin from a leak...maybe apple put up some fancy stuff on the final..but they don usually do that stuff..so yap!

my 2 cents

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The Jorge

I don't think they'll change it. I hope not at least as I really like the simplicity of the UI.

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frission

nothing much changed...atleast not between Panther and WWDC Preview

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Corona

I hope it will change, its kinda stupid right now mail is plastic, finder brushed metal and the rest is aqua :blink:

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chmsant

To make it simple, Panther UI, Tiger Kernel. few minor changes but not much

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Steve
To make it simple, Panther UI, Tiger Kernel.  few minor changes but not much

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LOL.

Yeah, there's bugger all difference really.. :no: :whistle:

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phantomAI

I know someone who got an ibook last week, would she in some way be eligible to get Tiger. Not a big deal probably, since she's not aware of an OS upgrade.

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Steve

Depends when Tiger is announced.

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suspiria

I love Aqua, i'm glad Apple didn't change it too much.

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divinatum

the menu bar has a plastic-ey look to it....

the metal is more brushed (imo)

"normal" windows look the same pretty much...

It'd be easier to show screenshots, but i cant. Keep waiting for the 15th. Tiger looks pretty f-in sweet :D

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macman87

I really hope the fix the ugly toolbar in Mail. :( Anyway in Tiger there would be 5 interfaces, Aqua, Metal, 'Plastic', Pro Interface, and Dashboard apps. I think the 'plastic' doesn't fit. :p

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Chad

At this point, the interface isn't set in stone, and won't be until the gold build comes out. From what I have read, some of the ui (not sure how much) is just a placeholder for the final look.

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Timan

Well I don't care what Tiger looks like, but what they did to Mail is just FUGLY.

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divinatum

it grows on you :) i like it better than mail in panther, i think its simpler.

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PureLogic
At this point, the interface isn't set in stone, and won't be until the gold build comes out.? From what I have read, some of the ui (not sure how much) is just a placeholder for the final look.

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Yup. Heard/read the same thing.:))

The copy and info screens are just white without any stripes with an Aqua caption bar. Mail is Plastic (Aqua when in the background), System Prefs and Help is a mix of Aqua and Plastic, the Finder windows are still the same as in Panther (Brushed) and the Menubar has a weird plastic thing going on different from the one Mail uses.

The current Tiger ui isn't consistant at all.:xx

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Vice

The UI will remain for most part the same options buttons in the main op will remain in the same position with the same name most changes will come in application/utilitys bundled with the operating system such as Mail 2.0 with its plastic theme.

Most of what has changed between Tiger & Panther is back end fixes new code tools spotlight integration with the core more network and system compatibility and performance improvements (better loading times etc).

The upgrade is not such a milestone like panther was its more of perfecting on all there work preceding this release, I'm looking forward to installing the final retail version.

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PureLogic
The UI will remain for most part the same options buttons in the main op will remain in the same position with the same name most changes will come in application/utilitys bundled with the operating system such as Mail 2.0 with its plastic theme.

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What's "the main op"?

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Vice
What's "the main op"?

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sorry I meant the operating system the main thing without any of the extras without safari without mail without all the bundled software. :)

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PureLogic
sorry I meant the operating system the main thing without any of the extras without safari without mail without all the bundled software. :)

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Ah okay. :)

It's safe to assume Apple will polish it up not sure if the changes are shocking though.

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NinjaMonkey82

Plastic is part of Aqua.

The only problem I have with the buttons in Mail is that they don't show up anywhere else in the system. Will all Plastic/Aqua apps have these buttons in the future?

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Chad

The upgrade is not such a milestone like panther was its more of perfecting on all there work preceding this release, I'm looking forward to installing the final retail version.

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You're one of the first people I've ever heard say Tiger isn't a bigger release than Panther. From everything Apple has shown us, Panther to Tiger will be a much larger jump than Jaguar to Panther.

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You're one of the first people I've ever heard say Tiger isn't a bigger release than Panther.  From everything Apple has shown us, Panther to Tiger will be a much larger jump than Jaguar to Panther.

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what makes it such a milestone to you? .. spotlight? widgets? automator? or maybe all 3?

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divinatum

I'd say the UI is pretty much final, Unless its changed from 8a393 which is possible. But, tiger's just released "final candidate stage" So, it could change... but I doubt it.

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RadishTM

Chad, where did you get the info about the interface being a placeholder?

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