Another week, and I’ve notice some more things about the Mac that I really like…things I had anticipated, but wasn’t really too excited about because I already had the equivalent on my PC….or so I thought. A few examples:
- Spotlight: A basic desktop search. No big deal…I was using google desktop search on my PC. Plus windows has it’s own indexer, which I never used but was always running and slowing down my machine. The nice thing about spotlight is that I never know it’s there until I need to find something, which I am doing a lot since I have no idea where things go when I download (I know they go to the downloads folder, but not all the applications I install show up in the applications list). So far, spotlight has been 100% in quickly finding things for me.
- Dashboard: I was using yahoo widgets on me desktop, and was pretty happy with it for a while. Then it seemed to be using more ram than I was willing to part with for a calendar, weather, and desktop clock. Again, I never know that dashboard is running until I want to use it, then it’s at the tap of a button. Yahoo widgets supposedly did this too, by pushing F8, but there was always a 3-4 second lag between pushing it and the widgets appearing. Not really that smooth.