Okay, I finally decided to upgrade my G5 to OS X 10.4 Tiger. The drive started acting a little funky, so as long as I had to reboot from the OS CD and fix the disk, I might as well upgrade. The early adopters have now worked out the majority of bugs, and Spotlight and Dashboard do look tempting.
First thing to appreciate is the Disk Utility application on the Tiger DVD. Not surprising, it found errors in need of repair on my boot drive. The change is that the application automatically reran itself until it came up clean (only took one more pass through). Far too often, folks fix their drives on the first pass and think the job is done. *I* know enough to run Disk Utility again, nice of Apple to think of those that wouldn’t know to keep checking until the toothpick comes out clean.
After making sure the drive tested OK, I’m living dangerously and doing a straight upgrade. No clean install, no archive & install. My backups are up to date so worst comes to worst I can start over, but here’s hoping I don’t have to.
More later if anything interesting comes up…