Well, almost. Ever since I installed Tiger on my trusty old PowerBook, things were kind of sluggish. Mind you, not sluggish enough to really annoy me, but less zippy. So I finally decided to dig in and find out why.
My first thought was “must be the laptop, it’s getting old”. Then again, it’s not that old – only 3 years, which (for Apple users) is not that long. Plus, OSX has this nice tendency to actually get faster with new releases, not slower. So I took a longer look at resource usage.
And it works like a charm. Installation happens automatically when you use it (Thank you, Apple!), and it is just another preference pane in your system preferences. (Plus, as a geek benefit, the button to change settings is called “Make it so!” – gotta love that)
And, indeed, my computer is back to its old spiffyness immediately after turning off Dashboard. While it was kind of nice to have around, the only thing I had really running on there was the daily weather prediction – and I can get that in Safari without any problems at all.