Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 11:12 UTC, submitted by trinitrotolueen
Mac OS X "This is something I never thought I'd hear myself say - or maybe I should say, see myself type - about an Apple operating system: Mac OSX Leopard was released before it was ready. This operating system needed more testing on more systems with more hardware, and especially, more software configurations. The days of Apple computers operating with just the Mac OS and Adobe Photoshop installed, and practically nothing else to speak of, are long gone, and Apple knows this as well as anyone. This operating system was not properly beta tested, and Apple's customers are paying for it, with lost productivity and inoperative computers."
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Comment by dhave
by dhave on Sun 25th Nov 2007 14:32 UTC
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I've been in the OpenSource world -- Linux and FreeBSD -- for four years now, but recently I've been tempted by the beautiful new Macs that are showing up in my friends' houses and offices. I've also been influenced by the effective marketing campaign for Leopard.

After reading this, though, I'm very reticent and am thinking it's probably best to remain in the OpenSource world. What I can't stand isn't so much the technical snafus that Leopard apparently has, but rather the apparent defensiveness and lack of transparency exhibited by Apple. Locking threads that contain critical or negative posts; turning off caching for live chats with tech support people; etc. This kind of thing is not healthy, and it's bad for everybody concerned.

Edited 2007-11-25 14:35 UTC

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