Time Machine and Space(s)

August 8th, 2006

Like many other Mac zealots I sat around with live text/image feeds from MacRumors (plus a few other sites) yesterday as Steve Jobs gave his sneak preview of OSX 10.5 (aka Leopard). The two things that got my attention (besides the new Mac Pro) were the backup feature of called Time Machine, and the inclusion of virtual screens called Spaces.

Both features sure look pretty.

I’m wondering how well Director will work with both of these. Currently I use virtual screens all the time. Sometimes I use Desktop Manager, and other times I use the more recent product of VirtueDesktops. Both are products are donation ware. Both have minor issues when using programs such as Director due to the fact that there are so many individual little windows that can float around, but even with the bugs the virtual world is high on my list of necessities. Combining all this with Expose will be even more fun.

The funniest part of the Time Machine was pointed out by a reader (Christian Kent) of Macintouch:

They demonstrate ‘lost contacts’ in the Address Book app, by doing a
search for the name ‘Rose’. They say that Time Machine ‘can even
reunite you with old friends’. This can’t be a coincidence — the most
famous time traveller on TV, Doctor Who, has just stopped travelling
with his companion, Rose, a month ago.

I loved the new season of Dr. Who. I can’t wait until the Season 2 DVD’s are released.

Entry Filed under: Apple,Daily thoughts

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Zac Belado  |  August 8th, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    I’m more interested in how this will work with multiple monitors. I have two set up for Director and am really curious if each space will cover both monitors as well

    Certainly going to be a useful tool when combined with Parallel virtualization software as you can then keep your Windows windows in their own space

  • 2. Chik  |  August 8th, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    I thought that during the Time Machine demo, the search was for someone called Sonia.

  • 3. MultimediaGuy  |  August 8th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    I’m not positive, but I know the movie they have posted to show it off uses Rose.

    I’d forgotten about dual monitors (even though I always have 2 or 3 connected to my computer as I sit here going blind). Since the new Mac lets you put in four video cards (or some large number) I’m sure they will have thought of the issue.

  • 4. Zac Belado  |  August 8th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    The webcast search is for Sonia and the movie on the website has them searching for Rose.

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