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 Anonymous on Thu 28th Apr 2005 12:24 UTC


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?


It's because I feel that the new features in Tiger are really nice and useful. And, as a programmer I know how much hours and effort must have went into them. I believe that all that effort from the engineers, graphic artists, technical writers, translators,.. deserve something in return.

I actually used Linux for quite a long time. 6 years or something like that, started with redhat 4.2. I often bought a boxed distribution, because again, I know how much effort went into it, and that it deserves some form of reward/gratitude. If I had allot of time to spare, I could also have helped with bugfixing, translating, writing new utilities. That is also a form of "paying" for the software you get.

It's just me, but I don't feel very comfortable enjoying a piece of software, being allot more productive, without saying thanks to the programmers in one way or another. Paying 90 euros (i'm a student) for increasing my productivity during the next 2 years is worth it in my opinion. That's like 10 cent a day or 1 cent per hour for benefitting from automator, spotlight, dashboard, improved mail, safari, xcode, core data, ..