Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:23 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "No one is unhappy with Mac OS X Version 10.4, known as Tiger. OS X is not an application platform that needed repair, speeding up, or exterior renovation. Motivations for major upgrades of competing system software - roll-ups of an unmanageable number of fixes, because the calendar says it's time, or because users are perceived to have version fatigue - don't apply to OS X. People buy Macs because the platform as a whole is perfect, full stop. Leopard is a rung above perfection. It's taken as rote that the Mac blows away PC users' expectations. Leopard blows away Mac users' expectations, and that's saying a great deal."
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I like Leopard, but...
by iskios on Tue 4th Dec 2007 12:44 UTC
iskios
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2005-07-06

I really like Leopard, but to be honest, i would not call it perfect. I simply do not think that some of the changes to the Dock, for example, required the removing of others. Stacks could simply have had a "View as Menu" option for those of us who were happy with that.

I have also never gotten that clip to Dashboard feature to work. Time Machine is not a great backup, other than looking nice, and the changes that made it impossible for me to use Shapeshifter annoy me because it simply tells me that Apple is a little too control freaky for me, trying to force everyone to conform to their particular sense of style.

I will say that on my Mac Mini, Leopard is much faster than Tiger, boots faster, and once I did some fine tuning, displays much better on my display. I also like the newer version of Mail and Safari, though I still prefer Firefox, and I no longer have the same issues connecting to Windows servers that I once did.

Leopard is good, but neither perfect nor ground breaking in any way.

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