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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RE: About the review amd a note to zealots
by WedDa on Thu 28th Apr 2005 11:59 UTC

I agree. This review is fair. Actually a bit more informative and thoughtful than most of the GNU/Linux reviews I've read here. Whereas this review actually pinpoints new features and tweaks and shortcomings, the Linux ones seem to be mostly about the reviewer being happy to be able to complete the installation at all and locate various desktop icons. It is of course nicer to learn about novel features, not about failed installtions of obscure WLAN cards. New Linux desktop features tend to be overlooked in this context.

That said, do you think Tiger is really worth $129? I mean, in the Linux world we get much of this stuff (and its updates) for free. KDE and Gnome come with VERY good email, contact, messaging and transfer clients. Not to mention file managers. Fluxbox provides truly superior window management. Apt-get makes it so easy to manage continous upgrades of virtually ALL your apps. Have a look at Superkaramba for USEFUL widgets. Gimp, digiKam, mplayer, xine, xmms, K3b, alsa, xorg. While I realise that Linux is not for anyone just yet, and must confess that the corresponding features of OSX are nicely integrated on a pretty packaged desktop, isn't it frustrating to have to pay so much for upgrades and "prittification" (sorry for the spelling there)?

Or is it that you Mac fans really LOVE your systems so that it doesn't matter? Do you feel like you contribute to Apple and their innovations in a way that justifies this price tag?

I do not intend to flame here. I am just curious.