August 24, 2002

I've updated my ibook to 10.2. The process was fairly easy, but time consuming. Overall, I haven't noticed any improvement in speed, but this version of the ibook doesn't support Quartz Extreme. Mail, which I've been using, is much improved, with much better filtering, including an automatic spam filter, and folders are organized better by default. However, Mail is slower now. The one feature I'd like to see is to be able to have accounts only for sending, that don't have an inbox showing up in the folder list.

I'm not sold on iChat. It seems impossible to sort a buddy list into groups, like all other AIM clients support, making it much harder to quickly scan through a buddy list to find if someone is on or not. I don't see a way to expand the text entry field to more than one line. It takes a few steps to rid your screen of the annoying comic strip text bubbles. I may stick with using Adium until the next version of iChat.

Otherwise, 10.2 seems like a worthwhile upgrade. Overall, the system seems even more polished.

Posted by Andrew Raff at August 24, 2002 04:13 PM
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