Eye candy is tasty

November 14, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Today I got my laptop upgraded to Leopard, the new Mac operating system (OS 10.5 if you’re keeping track). It was pretty much love at first sight. I love the 3D reflective dock, the slight transparency of menu bars makes them feel slick and crisply rendered, the mail program includes notes and to-do lists, and everything just feels prettier. It’s like when the new model car comes out, and you feel like “Wow, how did that old Toyota Corolla ever look cool compared to this new one!”

So far, I’m a happy camper. I think it runs just a fraction of a second slower, in general, and the VPN client for school doesn’t work right now, which is a bummer. But I like new toys. Shiny, reflective, paradigm breaking, upgraded toys.