Leopard is out, but I’m waiting…

Today sees the release of the next version of Apple’s OS X.

10.5 or Leopard brings many new features that are currently been covered all over the web so I am not going to cover them again here.

Personally I am going to wait. There’s a few things which pique my interest, but nothing that says “buy me now”.

I have also heard that 10.5.1 is going to be one BIG update. around 500MB, so that means that there are still quite a few bugs in 10.5 and I don’t want to install it on my production machine.

Converted my iTunes Collection

You know when you think you have a huge empty hard drive, and in reality after a year or so it is crammed full of audio and video files that you need to go in and do something about it.

When I got my iMac last year I decided that I would leave my iTunes library as it was in Apple Lossless format, even though it took up a lot of space, I wouldn’t lose anything in compression.

However after much thought (and listening to various views on MacBreak Weekly) I made the decision to convert my library to AAC 256kbps.

I had to do it in stages as my spare hard disk space wasn’t large enough, but I managed to reduce my library from in excess of 40GB to just 13GB.

CDs

I can always re-rip the CDs if I want to, so it’s not really like I have lost anything. Also I couldn’t tell the difference between Apple Lossless and AAC 256kbps.

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