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: RE: About the review amd a note to zealots
by WedDa on Thu 28th Apr 2005 18:58 UTC

> You forget the factor of "Just Works".

No I ignored it on purpose :-) I realise that this is VERY important and indeed worth A LOT. I mean, if you are a power Linux guru, you will keep your XF86Config-4, samba, sources.list, profile and ~.somethingsomething files between upgrades and things will "just work" again if you have just gotten them to work once (using various hacks and curses). I respect this point. Although, IF it doesn't "Just Work" for some reason - say if connecting something strange like a GPS->serial cable->USB-adapter->laptop THEN you might actually have better docs and help around in forums and mail lists for Linux. Ok, a poor touché, but anyway :-)

> I think it's worth the money. You get a boatload of throughtfully crafted software for 129$.

Okidoki. I guess Video/Audio recording software will really benefit from the Core stuff. Hmm, still waiting for a decent multi-channel recording app for Linux...

> 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.

I agree. Even if you rely on open source software, you should REALLY consider DONATING some bucks to the projects every now and then. It sure makes a difference.