I finally broke down and upgraded to Panther. I'm not looking back.
My little 500 MHz PowerBook G3 (Firewire) really felt pokey with 10.2, but 10.3 appears to have given it a 150% speed increase. I'm now able to use essential tools like Quicksilver and nifty features like FileVault. SSHKeychain and SideTrack are useful, too.
I've also partitioned my drive and installed OpenBSD, without a CD-ROM nonetheless! I made a neat picture in PhotoShop and wrote up an article on doing this.
I also just installed Apple's Xgrid on my laptop and on the two 1.6 GHz G5's in my student group's lab. It's pretty fun to see the tachometer go to "3 GHz" of processing power! Now, to see if I can do distributed compiling. Or maybe just use distcc.
Oh yes, 1.0 of the Perl Testing Reference Card is out. I fixed a few bugs and accredited Matthias