“When you click the Time Machine icon [from Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard’s] Dock, you’re brought to one of the most beautiful interfaces you have ever seen on an operating system. Once there, you’re given a view of the computer at this instant and can work your way through the hourly backups by clicking the arrow to the right of the view, or by clicking each of the windows to get a specific time. If that’s not good enough for you, you can also use the time tracker to your right, which allows you to choose the specific backup time and go right to it,” Don Reisinger blogs for CNET.

“Simply put, this interface is perfect and I honestly don’t know how Apple could actually improve on it,” Reisinger writes.

“My only issue with Time Machine is the utter lack of options. I understand Apple was going with a ‘fire and forget’ mentality with this program, but I still would have liked to force the system to ignore some files and folders from backing up. That said, Apple wasn’t going for that kind of customization and if you’re not either, then don’t worry about,” Reisinger writes.

Reisinger gives Time Machine an overall grade of 9.5 out of a possible 10.

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