Put a Panther in Your Mac
"Prepare to pounce," counsels PC Magazine; Mac OS X 10.3's enhancements offer compelling reasons to upgrade.Mac users, prepare to pounce. Panther, the code name for Apples latest operating system iteration, OS X 10.3, delivers enough useful and eye-catching improvementslike Exposé, fast user switching, and iChat AVto warrant an upgrade. Complete the easy, if somewhat lengthy, installation procedure (which took half an hour on a new dual-G5 but nearly an hour on a slower 933-MHz G4) and youll be ready to start exploring the 150 improvements that Apple has packed in.
The signature improvement for 10.3 is Exposé, an ideal solution for those who find it a hassle to switch between open applications. Depending on how you configure it in System Preferences, you can either press a key or move your cursor to one corner of the screen to activate Exposé. Once you do, your open windows will resize and fly across the screen, arranged so that you can see them all at once. Click on one to choose it, and it will take the foreground. Its a true time-saver, not to mention fun to watch. Exposé can also show all of the open windows in the current application or quickly hide all the open windows to show the desktop.