Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2007 22:35 UTC, submitted by SK8T
Mac OS X Apple has seeded the first build of Leopard 10.5.1. "Apple details a number of issues addressed in the seed. Specifically, there have been fixes to Mail Sync, Spotlight Index, Disk Management, DesktopServices and moving files across partitions, Text Drawing, iCal and CalDAV syncing, Keychain login, Read-Only Issue with SMB, AirPort 802.1X, Application Firewall, To-Do Notes, and Smart Mailboxes. This list of issues, however, is never exhaustive, so other bugs may have also been addressed in this seed."
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New Mac user
by Larz on Sat 10th Nov 2007 22:46 UTC
Larz
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2006-01-04

I have been a Windows user since Windows 3.1. I have worked in a corporate IT department for seven years, administrating and supporting Windows. I have often defended Microsoft (as well as cursed them). I personally just never became friends with Vista (no bashing, just my personal opinion).

So I got my first Mac three days ago (MacBook). Leopard is by no means bug free. And there are certainly also things in Mac OS X that I find counterintuitive and cumbersome. But in general I find it a very stable and productive system. I would say that it is a lot more stable and polished than any x.0 version of a Microsoft OS I have ever encountered. I can only imagine what it will be like in a few months when the worst bugs have been ironed out.

From a functionality point of view, there is not too much difference between Mac OS X and Vista, (that being said, I am crazy about spaces). But when I look at the intangibles, such as ease of use and productivity I am amazed so far - I am really impressed.

So I certainly haven't regretted my purchase so far.

(as a final note I should mention, that I think I owe it to the open standards and open source crowds to make the switch so easy)

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