I have a confession to make. Yesterday I posted twice about Leopard based on my viewing of the first quarter of the Keynote (which was really about the Mac Pro) and perusal of Apple's Leopard pages. I had not yet watched the rest of the Keynote which covers each of 10 features of Leopard in depth - with demos.
Yes. I got the benefit of the spin. And I learned more that has changed my mind. Steve started the demo of the 10 things by saying there was some Top Secret stuff he wasn't going to show. He emphasized that they are coming and the impression I got is that this stuff was important and worth waiting for. Then he emphasized that he was going to show only 10 of the features in Leopard. And I believe him.
Second, I like the features more. Now that I saw Time Machine demonstrated live, I'm a believer. I liked the new Mail 3 features especially To Do creation but I also learned the To Do capability will be a Service that any Cocoa app can use. It goes on.
The keynote sold me on the new Web Clip feature that will let you make dashboard widgets out of sub-regions of live web pages with a couple clicks and a drag to size the region. I see how cool this is going to be now that I have seen it. And the digital voice that can read text in Leopard is crystal clear! That's going to be handy listening to my email or RSS news.
I had my hopes up high and expected to see all of a dazzling Leopard release. And only saw part of it. That was a let down, but I'm re-equilibrating and things are looking better.
I got a feeling from the keynote. My sense is that Apple is still committed to OS X. They still want to create great computer technology. And they will. I'm good to go.