Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:46 UTC, submitted by luna6
Mac OS X "OS X 10.5 Leopard is the best operating system released by Apple so far and runs neck and neck with Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon as my favorite operating systems to use. In the past I wanted to get an iMac, but not because of OS X but rather because of their sleek hardware. Now after using Leopard, I want to buy an iMac to run Leopard. Nice job Apple." More here.
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Credibility
by _LH_ on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:52 UTC
_LH_
Member since:
2005-07-20

How can anybody claim that they can write a thorough review of an operating system in less than a day. In that kind of time frame, what you can write is an introduction to OS and write some first impressions but you can't judge day-to-day usage in a few hours.

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RE: Credibility
by Eugenia on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:58 in reply to "Credibility"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

You can't wait for a review for a month. It's just not practical. If you do so, just ask on forums in a month's time.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by Kroc on Fri 26th Oct 2007 19:00 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

You mean it's not worthwhile doing a review for a month, when you need the Ad Revenue now whilst the hype is good.

A month long review is very practical. It'd take at least that long to adjust to the Mac platform as a new user if you were using it every day with intent.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by netpython on Fri 26th Oct 2007 19:02 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep. Besides the large guided tour gives a quick impression about OSX.http://www.apple.com/macosx/guidedtour/
Not bad at all, i like the graphics a lot. Time machine is impressive.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by MacTO on Sat 27th Oct 2007 15:14 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

I know a guy who won't trust a review unless the person has had the product for at least three months, and preferably a year. The reason is simple: a lot of people are in this "new toy" mentality when they have only had the product for a few hours/days/weeks. But what happens a few weeks down the line:

* Are they still backing up with Time Machine?
* Did you turn off Cover Flow because it uses too much screen space?
* Were you lynched for using templates in Mail?
* Are you only using one Space regularly?
* Did you revert to Firefox because Safari's new features didn't make up for the lack of extensions?

I mean, if I picked up the new cat, I would be using all of those things (except templates in Mail) for the first few days. But after that, probably not. Heck, I have only used Expose a handful of times after those first few weeks with 10.3.

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RE: Credibility
by JonathanBThompson on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:59 in reply to "Credibility"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

I'd have to agree, this was more a quick run-through of user-visible things than a complete review.

But, it's much easier to spit out a "review" like this when you clearly don't even use a spellchecker: read the first paragraph carefully, and you'll see blatant evidence of that ;)

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RE: Credibility
by Erunno on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:59 in reply to "Credibility"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

Ars Technica will probably write the only review worth waiting for. Their review of Tiger was excellent and offered interesting technical insights into the inner workings of Mac OS X and its history contrary to superficial stuff like this blog entry.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by binarycrusader on Sat 27th Oct 2007 14:09 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Ars Technica will probably write the only review worth waiting for. Their review of Tiger was excellent and offered interesting technical insights into the inner workings of Mac OS X and its history contrary to superficial stuff like this blog entry.


While theirs will certainly be valuable, and without trying to sound like a "kiss-up", I'm certainly looking forward to comments on it from OSNews staff. Between arsTechnica's review + your viewpoints, I always feel like I have a better overall picture.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by Darkelve on Sat 27th Oct 2007 18:59 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

Apple Insider often post good articles too, despite them being an 'Apple website'.

I noticed they posted a mini-review here:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/10/26/an_introductory_mac_o...

That said, I too enjoy most of ArsTechnica's reviews.

And this linked-to review was a nice read too. Sure it is a little enthusiastic, but I was enthusiastic when OpenSUSE 10.3 came out as well; it has kind of grown on me.

I wish I had a Mac machine so I could compare windows/linux/osx , since operating systems interest me very much ;)

Edited 2007-10-27 19:05

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RE: Credibility
by TaterSalad on Fri 26th Oct 2007 19:21 in reply to "Credibility"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed. If you want to see a real review of leopard then give a Mac to someone like me who has never used one and I'll give you a review in 2 - 4 weeks time.

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RE[2]: Credibility
by Kroc on Fri 26th Oct 2007 19:23 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Sounds like a novel 419 to me ;)

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RE[2]: Credibility
by Eugenia on Fri 26th Oct 2007 19:48 in reply to "RE: Credibility"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The thing that none of you understands and only sees from the reader's point of view instead of our point of view, is that there is a time critical aspect to journalism. Most readers want information NOW and journalists must give it to them NOW. If they wait 1 month, then no one will care to read their site by that time. And then they can't even sustain that web site.

But noooo, you all have to go scrutinize everything and only see things from your own side.

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RE: Credibility
by walterbyrd on Sat 27th Oct 2007 19:35 in reply to "Credibility"
walterbyrd Member since:
2005-12-31

>>How can anybody claim that they can write a thorough review of an operating system in less than a day<<

People were reviewing Vista about two years before it was finally released.

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