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10.5: Partially tame Time Machine's warping background
Authored by: makip on Nov 12, '07 01:32:49PM

I was reading this particular thread and I just got to thinking..

I really appreciate what Apple has done with Time Machine. Regular backups and a version control system is very important, and I think the significance of this new feature would have been lost and possibly ignored my many users if Apple didn't go with this metaphor and special effects. Its scope really captures the attention of users who aren't tech savvy and may not have bothered enabling a feature they may otherwise see as a waste of disk space.

Having said that, I also prefer to disable gratuitous effects. It gets in the way of my workflow and I will probably look for a way to do so with Time Machine when I upgrade. Apple needn't offer a choice on everything (it would get complicated) but simple choices like this are common sense.

ps- Padriac, wasting CPU cycles on many seemingly small things does add up. Even if you dont feel the impact on system performance as a portable user you do still chew through your battery faster.

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