Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2007 08:02 UTC
Mac OS X Three reviews of Mac OS X Leopard, to be released coming Friday. David Pogue writes: "Leopard is powerful, polished and carefully conceived. Happy surprises, and very few disappointments, lie around every corner. This Leopard has more than 300 new spots - and most of them are bright ones." Walt Mossberg concludes: "Leopard isn't a must-have for current Mac owners, but it adds a lot of value. For new Mac buyers, it makes switching even more attractive." Edward C. Baig of USA Today writes: "With Leopard, Apple's operating system widens its lead aesthetically and technologically. Whether the sixth major release of OS X in as many years puts a dent in Microsoft's dominant market share is another matter entirely." Thanks to MacWereld.nl [Dutch] for pointing these reviews out.
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Lousy reviewers again
by Karitku on Thu 25th Oct 2007 09:48 UTC
Karitku
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2006-01-12

Bunch a Apple fan boys reviewing again. Maybe it's accident that these same people praised iPhone like hell before any real review came up and now they review Leopard as first. After reading what crap Mossberg said about iPhone and what reality turned out I don't think anyone should take this guy serious. Same goes for David Pogue too. Lets wait few days before real reviews hit the internet.

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RE: Lousy reviewers again
by tupp on Thu 25th Oct 2007 11:35 in reply to "Lousy reviewers again"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Bunch a Apple fan boys reviewing again. Maybe it's accident that these same people praised iPhone like hell before any real review came up and now they review Leopard as first. After reading what crap Mossberg said about iPhone and what reality turned out I don't think anyone should take this guy serious. Same goes for David Pogue too. Lets wait few days before real reviews hit the internet.

Agreed.

It appears that your comment is too rational for this forum -- for some strange reason, I am unable to mod-up your post.

Edited 2007-10-25 11:37

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RE[2]: Lousy reviewers again
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2007 11:39 in reply to "RE: Lousy reviewers again"
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2005-06-29

for some strange reason, I am unable to mod-up your post.


That's because you already did.

We're watching you.

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RE: Lousy reviewers again
by Kroc on Thu 25th Oct 2007 11:44 in reply to "Lousy reviewers again"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

How is the iPhone not what it is?
Apple offered a prodct as it is, and people bought it. The reviewers were actually not that full of praise, all of them pointed out massive ommissions like no video capture, no MMS &c.

It's the hackers that complained because the iPhone wasn't what they want; but then I don't go trolling the Internets just because I can't freely choose to change the OS on the Wii and other closed systems.

I think, frankly, that you are trying to place your own frustrations into the mouths of these reviewers, rather than giving them the benefit of their own objectiveness. I though Mossberg's review was straightforward and mostly unbiased in the same way that no review made on [Apple] supplied demonstration hardware is unbiased.

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RE: Lousy reviewers again
by Sabon on Thu 25th Oct 2007 14:17 in reply to "Lousy reviewers again"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Bunch a Apple fan boys reviewing again. Maybe it's accident that these same people praised iPhone like hell before any real review came up and now they review Leopard as first. After reading what crap Mossberg said about iPhone and what reality turned out I don't think anyone should take this guy serious. Same goes for David Pogue too. Lets wait few days before real reviews hit the internet.


And what exactly about the iPhone were they wrong about. NOTHING! Just because you can't figure it anyway that you want to does not mean that they reviews were wrong or bad. Be specific next time.

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RE: Lousy reviewers again
by MollyC on Thu 25th Oct 2007 17:15 in reply to "Lousy reviewers again"
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2006-07-04

I'm confident that Leopard is a quality product (though I would wait for the 10.5.1 release), but there is some truth in what you say regarding Mossberg and Pogue. Those that trash Thurott for being biased when he reviews Microsoft products should regard Mossberg and Pogue with the same skepticism regarding their reviews of Apple products.

Anyway, Leopard might entice me to finally upgrade my 5-year old PowerBook to its modern-day intel descendant. Then again, I *just* upgraded from Panther 10.3.8 to 10.3.9 yesterday, having ignored Software Update's notifications regarding 10.3.9 for over two years or so. :p So I'm pretty slow when it comes to updating anything, be it software or hardware.

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RE: Lousy reviewers again
by tryphcycle on Thu 25th Oct 2007 17:42 in reply to "Lousy reviewers again"
tryphcycle Member since:
2006-02-16

"Bunch a Apple fan boys reviewing again. Maybe it's accident that these same people praised iPhone like hell before any real review came up and now they review Leopard as first. After reading what crap Mossberg said about iPhone and what reality turned out I don't think anyone should take this guy serious. Same goes for David Pogue too. Lets wait few days before real reviews hit the internet."

>>>>>>>>>>>
Real reviews? like from the anti mac crowd? (like from OSNEWS?!) what every.... any buddy using the term "fan bois" or "Fan Boys" really just should be ignored because they are usually just a proponent of the other OSs... and are NOT objective AT ALL!

look... if you are happy with what you are using... continue using it. if you are not... get something different! there ARE choices out there!

I am confident Leopard will be a solid upgrade for $129 buck! 10.5.0 will have some silly bugs... and apple will fix most of them pretty quick! will it be perfect? No... of course not! But SOLID regardless!!!

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