[OS X TeX] Tiger & TeX

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Apr 15 11:03:51 EDT 2005

Le 15 avr. 05, à 16:24, Herb Schulz a écrit :

> I've got my Tiger ordered through Amazon (with a mail in rebate!) but
> probably wont install it for several months and/or until 10.4.1 comes 
> out.

Today I've been going rapidly through the (many) pages in Tiger's 
overview at Apple's site. If you look at the technical details given in 
the right sidebar of every page, it looks like Tiger has really many 
tiny enhancements, not as striking as Spotlight or Dashboard but which 
should make the user experience much nicer.

For example, looking only at the Security page 
<http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/security/> (nothing TeX-related 
here) I've found on the sidebar three features which should really make 
life easier: Certificate Assistant (a way to manage the certificates 
issued by my departement's sysadmins for SSL mail authentication, such 
that these certificates are at last recognized valid once and for 
good), Firewall Logging (a way to know whether a system is subject to 
attacks or not) and Firewall Stealth Mode (a way to remain hidden from 
port scanners).

On other pages there's also PDF encryption (ie ability to create 
encrypted PDF files), possibility to annotate a PDF document inside 
Preview, to fill in PDF forms. As well: automatic appearance of shared 
Windows printers in Printer Setup, possibility to diagnose and validate 
fonts inside Font Book.

I've ordered Tiger on the evening it was announced. The only thing I 
fear is going through an Archive & Install ordeal once more (I've got 
over 80 applications inside /Applications, a significant proportion of 
which will need to be reinstalled afterwards).

Bruno Voisin

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