Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Apr 2005 07:05 UTC
Mac OS X OSNews reviews Apple's latest OS upgrade. Is it an overpriced, glorified point release or a truly worthy upgrade with major new functionality? Is it a Longhorn killer or just more of the same? We'll take a look, and try to see what's on the surface as well as what's under the hood.
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Tiger
by tonywob on Thu 28th Apr 2005 09:44 UTC

I purchased the family pack of tiger for my 2 Powerbooks, one is an old 12" 1ghz G4 and the other is the newest 17" Powerbook. Like a few users, I received it 2 days early, :-). I've installed it and I can't say it is groundbreaking. Spotlight is useful, and I find it easier to launch a program by typing, e.g. Powerp, and quickly launching Powerpoint. I know this will change the way I use my Macintosh.

I have already found 2 bugs, 1 is minor, when I search for an item in a PDF, e.g. I develop using QT and did a test search for QPushButton and it instantly found the document and opened the page, but highlighted nothing on the page. I couldn't work out what it was doing.

The second bug is completly major to me, the Airport Express card on my 12" Powerbook crashes the wireless router. The 17" works fine, but as soon as this one connects, the router crashes. I never had any problems with Panther. This for me is completely unacceptable, as I now cannot use the Internet on this machine until I purchase a more compatible router.

Another thing that annoys me is that the various Dashboard widgets are for the US only, e.g. The yellowpages only works for America. Come on Apple, there are other countries and languages on this planet.

However, I like Mail and think Smart Folders are very useful.

Was it worth it? It will be when they fix the Airport problem.