Apple screwed it!

Okay. Here’s the list what’s really driving me mad with Tiger:



  1. Pivot is not working correct. It flips the screen but it’s unusable because it’s far away from smooth… stuttering crap!

  2. the program icon in the dock is not filtered, pixel salad?!

  3. you cannot configure spotlight noteworthy… it just indexes your local hard drive. That’s it. You even cannot configure when and what. You just can define exclusions.

  4. Dashboard Widgets are crap. What the hell do I need a dictionary for when I cannot even select the language? Anyway: Konfabulator did it far better.

  5. many programs crash or run out of memory. For example: iPulse. I used it about 12 hours… first the iPulse graphics screwed up. Then the system ran out of memory resulting in an excessive swap orgy

  6. Quicktime 7 is far from smooth playback. Stuttering on a Mac where Quicktime 6 worked absolutly smooth. Even the new Fullscreen Zoom-Animation isn’t playing smooth. When you minimize the Quicktime Player to the dock the movie isn’t playing in the dock. Even worse when you do this the player crashes.

  7. the newly added RSS Screensaver just “exploded”… after one hour of use it came up with a… well bright cyan color which just hurts the eye. Of course: You cannot configure anything…

  8. Safari has some serious bugs. Sometimes it “forgets” to draw the scrollbar… The RSS Implementation is well…why no stand-alone App. Why integrated in Safari?

  9. Rendezvous=Bonjour. Well I wrote about that issue some months ago. And now it’s time to forget about Rendezvous. It’s now called Bonjour. (it’s not really something Apple screwed up ;))

  10. Apple changed for some strange reason the security settings so that Virtual PC isn’t able to install the “Virtual Network Switch”

I will complete the list when Panther is back running on my Mac.

want one: MicroNet Mini Mate

MicroNet presents the mini mate. A feature rich and cool looking add-on for your Mac mini. (and mine! ;))



The miniMate, MicroNet’s new external disk drive and port replicator, is created specifically to complement Apple’s new Mac Mini. With available storage up to 400GB, 4 USB 2.0 ports and 3 FireWire ports, the miniMate extends the capabilities of your new Mac to match the most capable workstations, all in a stylish aluminum and plastic enclosure that perfectly complements Apple’s Mac Mini!



  • up to 400GB additional storage

  • 3 FireWire ports
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Attach power, USB and FireWire cable and you’re ready to rock! “

  • Source: http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp