Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:27 UTC
Mac OS X "While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers would have you believe that Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is a major upgrade to the company's venerable operating system, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Leopard is yet another evolutionary upgrade in a long line of evolutionary OS X upgrades, all of which date back to the original OS X release in 2001. But let me get one huge misunderstanding out of the way immediately: That's not a dig at Leopard at all. Indeed, if anything, Apple is in an enviable position: OS X is so solid, so secure, and so functionally excellent that it must be getting difficult figuring out how to massage another USD 129 out even the most ardent fans. Folks, Leopard is good stuff. But then that's been true of Mac OS X for quite a while now." Additionally, Apple acknowledges installation problems caused by Unsanity's APE, while others are complaining about problems with Java, or visual oddities. Additionally, there are hacks that restore the black dock triangles, opacify the menubar, and to enable Time Machine on Airport disks. Update: It appears the Leopard firewall has a dent in its armour.
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The Macs are fanatics as usual
by Umbra on Tue 30th Oct 2007 04:38 UTC
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From the article:

While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers

Why is it that all who like Mac OS X are stamped as "fanatics"

Let me show you fanaticism: out of last 70 news on OSNews 28 are about Linux and it's relatives. That's 40% folks! 40% of the stories are about an operating system almost no one use. 40%. That's a good portion of "fanaticism"

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- Leopard: Review, Complaints, Hacks - Posted on 2007-10-29
- Introducing FreeBSD 7.0 - Posted on 2007-10-29
- Microsoft Apologizes for Update Blunder - Posted on 2007-10-29
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica Review - Posted on 2007-10-29
- Common Usability Terms, pt. II: the Icon - Posted on 2007-10-28
* 'Linux Doesn't Lack Drivers, It Lacks Complete Drivers' - Posted on 2007-10-28
- Mother Goes Against Universal Music - Posted on 2007-10-27
- Create Lisp Apps with Cusp Eclipse Plug-In - Posted on 2007-10-27
- The Unlocked iPhone - Posted on 2007-10-27
- Review: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard - Posted on 2007-10-26
- Microsoft Beats Street, Reports Strongest Q1 in 8 Years - Posted on 2007-10-26
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Released - Posted on 2007-10-26
* Gobe Productive Running in Haiku - Posted on 2007-10-26
* The Linux-based Neuros OSD - Posted on 2007-10-26
- 'Apple's Leopard Leaps to New Heights' - Posted on 2007-10-26
* 'Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server' - Posted on 2007-10-26
- Common Usability Terms, pt. I: Spatial Memory - Posted on 2007-10-25
- Opera 9.5 Beta Released - Posted on 2007-10-25
- OpenBSD: Virtualization Security - Posted on 2007-10-25
- Reviews: Mac OS X Leopard - Posted on 2007-10-25
* Red Hat Voices Concerns Over Microsoft Patent Model - Posted on 2007-10-25
* Fair User Scheduling for Linux - Posted on 2007-10-25
* Ubuntu 7.10 Pragmatic Visual Presentation Critique - Posted on 2007-10-25
* Gimp 2.4 Released - Posted on 2007-10-24
- ZFS Puts Net App Viability at Risk? - Posted on 2007-10-24
- Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Additions for Linux - Posted on 2007-10-24
* Asian Linux Distributor Strikes Patent Covenant with Microsoft - Posted on 2007-10-24
- The Helios-Labs H4000 DVD/DivX Player - Posted on 2007-10-24
- Mac OS X Leopard Gets Last Minute Tweaks - Posted on 2007-10-24
- Apple Reports a Stellar Quarter - Posted on 2007-10-23
- Experimental 'Functional' Language Emerges from Microsoft Research - Posted on 2007-10-23
* AMD 8.42 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Aiglx - Posted on 2007-10-23
- FreeBSD 7.0 Beta 1 Released - Posted on 2007-10-23
- 'Driver Updates Causing Vista to Deactivate' - Posted on 2007-10-23
* Fedora 8 Renews Tradition of Innovations - Posted on 2007-10-23
- Review: HTC TyTN-II ("Kaiser") - Posted on 2007-10-22
* Trolltech Discontinues Linux 'Greenphone' - Posted on 2007-10-22
- Sun Scrapping Mobile Java, Moving Devices to Standard Java - Posted on 2007-10-22
- Thoughts on 'MinWin', Windows 7, and Virtualisation - Posted on 2007-10-22
- A History of the Amiga, Part 4: Enter Commodore - Posted on 2007-10-22
- Microsoft Finally Bows to EU Ruling - Posted on 2007-10-22
* Winefix: Improved Desktop Integration for Wine - Posted on 2007-10-22
- Core of 'Windows 7' Taking Shape: Meet the 'MinWin' Kernel - Posted on 2007-10-22
* How to Replace Windows Completely with Ubuntu - Posted on 2007-10-22
- Classic AmigaOS 4.0 To Ship on November 30th - Posted on 2007-10-21
* GNU Classpath 0.96, IcedTea 1.4 Released - Posted on 2007-10-21
- NetBSD 4.0 RC3 Released - Posted on 2007-10-21
* SELinux Sparks Tussle Over Linux Security Model - Posted on 2007-10-21
- Apple Publishes Leopard Guided Tour - Posted on 2007-10-21
- DOS Lives: Secrets of the Windows Command Prompt - Posted on 2007-10-21
* Ubuntu 7.10 with WINE vs. Windows XP - Posted on 2007-10-21
* xmonad 0.4 Released - Posted on 2007-10-19
- States Ask for Microsoft Oversight Until 2012 - Posted on 2007-10-19
* Ten Years of pkgsrc - Posted on 2007-10-19
* Linux Assemblers: Comparison of GAS, NASM - Posted on 2007-10-19
* GNOME 2.20.1 Released - Posted on 2007-10-18
* Review: Inspiron 1420n with Ubuntu - Posted on 2007-10-18
- Firefox 3 To Go Native in Appearance - Posted on 2007-10-18
- Review: Windows XP SP3 Beta - Posted on 2007-10-18
- The House of the Future - Posted on 2007-10-18
* Ubuntu 7.10 Released - Posted on 2007-10-18
* KDE 4.0 Beta 3 Released - Posted on 2007-10-17
* 'Linspire 6: Two Steps Back' - Posted on 2007-10-17
- Third Party Applications on the iPhone and Touch - Posted on 2007-10-17
- Nokia Announces the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet - Posted on 2007-10-17
* KDE 3.5.8 Released - Posted on 2007-10-16
* Review: Mandriva PowerPack 2008.0 - Posted on 2007-10-16
- OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions - Posted on 2007-10-16
* Project Indiana Release Brings New Package Manager - Posted on 2007-10-16
- Review: A9home vs. Koolu - Posted on 2007-10-16
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Should I stop reading OSNews ?

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