One step backwards, two steps quicker

I downgraded my PowerBook G4 to 10.3 (Panther) and found something on my laptop that I thought had been lost to me forever.


Tiger is just too much OS for my three year old laptop. Panther, on the other hand, is going great. Apps open zippily and there’s no exposé lag. I haven’t tried any video encoding or editing but I’m going to give it a shot soon and see what that feels like.

With Leopard looming on the horizon, I’m left wondering how long I can ride the Panther train.

My guess is, “not very long.”

On the other hand, Core 2 Duo MacMinis should be on the horizon very soon. . .