Apple’s re-vamping of Leopard, slimming down and streamlining the OS for intel-only architectures.
||What To Do
| Fix hostname in terminal prompt due to DHCP funkiness
scutil --set HostName "what-i-am-supposed-to-see"
| Disable spindump and crash reports
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.spindump.plist
| Set address copy mode in Mail to the original behavior
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool NO
| Sort windows in Expose
Cmd+1 for sorting by app name and
Cmd+2 for sorting by title
| Enable text replacements everywhere
defaults write -g WebAutomaticTextReplacementEnabled -bool true
defaults write -g WebAutomaticDashSubstitutionEnabled -bool true
defaults write -g WebContinuousSpellCheckingEnabled -bool true
| Enable Quicklook and icon preview of folder contents
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1
| Disable Spaces animation
defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-swoosh-animation-off -bool YES && killall Dock
| Keep reattempting connection to wireless network
Versions/Current/Resources/airport prefs joinmode=automatic \
| Oct 22
|| Revealing Mac OS X’s Hidden Single-Application Mode
|| May be useful for setting up kid’s accounts some day.
|| Mac OS X v10.6: Printer and scanner software
|| KB article listing supported devices
| Source Based Routing Quietly Finds Its Way Into Snow Leopard
|| Now this is important.
| Sep 4
|| Days after Snow Leopard release, 10.6.1 already in the works
|| That was quick…
| Aug 31
|| Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review
|| 23 pages long, epic in scope and thorough in both background and coverage, but boils down to “it’s improved, but you won’t notice it unless you look at the details. Upgrade.” Does a very good job of explaining filesystem compression via HFS attributes.
| Aug 29
|| Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (part 2)
|| Good overview of the good bits, and great criticism of the niggles.
||Mac OSX Automation: Services
||Best overview yet of the changes in system services.
|Mac OS X v10.6: About incompatible software
||Interesting, but not really unexpected.
||Snow Leopard Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List
||Sure to be ephemeral, but interesting to peruse nonetheless.
|Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Review
||Walt Mossberg kicks the tires, and makes the first mention I’ve seen of the screen recording features.
|Snow Leopard Review
|| Macworld’s piece, with a few nice tidbits on Exchange support.
||A Leap Forward With Snow Leopard
||Pogue takes a snipe at the idiots who call this a “service pack”, and makes the point most people would rather avoid – very few updates or new releases in the industry are actually faster.