I failed to mention during my post on upgrading to Flash CS3 Professional that I also upgraded my iMac’s operating system to the latest version of Mac OSX, Leopard.
Leopard was released roughly three weeks ago. I waited for the reviews to come out first before deciding on taking the plunge and do an upgrade. Now that I have done so, I am very happy with this version. It makes my machine run much faster and snappier.
I was particularly interested in one if it’s features that I feel would be invaluable to my work: the automatic back up feature called Time Machine. This feature supposedly backs up all your data into an external hard drive. What makes it unique is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it also remembers how your system looked on a given day!
Let’s say I had a file that I edited on a Monday. On Wednesday, I decided to edit it some more. But on Friday, I wanted to go back to the version that I remembered making on Monday. Time Machine supposedly allows me to go back to that Monday and retrieve that file.
I haven’t tested Time Machine yet because I have yet to buy an external hard drive for my back up. But it is very interesting. There were times in the past when I could have used that feature to resurrect a file that I mistakenly overwritten, modified or deleted. For now, I am glad that this component of Leopard is available for me to use anytime in the future.