Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:27 UTC
Mac OS X "While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers would have you believe that Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is a major upgrade to the company's venerable operating system, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Leopard is yet another evolutionary upgrade in a long line of evolutionary OS X upgrades, all of which date back to the original OS X release in 2001. But let me get one huge misunderstanding out of the way immediately: That's not a dig at Leopard at all. Indeed, if anything, Apple is in an enviable position: OS X is so solid, so secure, and so functionally excellent that it must be getting difficult figuring out how to massage another USD 129 out even the most ardent fans. Folks, Leopard is good stuff. But then that's been true of Mac OS X for quite a while now." Additionally, Apple acknowledges installation problems caused by Unsanity's APE, while others are complaining about problems with Java, or visual oddities. Additionally, there are hacks that restore the black dock triangles, opacify the menubar, and to enable Time Machine on Airport disks. Update: It appears the Leopard firewall has a dent in its armour.
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Nelson
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2005-11-29

"For example, he says that both Vista and Leopard were late but from his wording, it sounds like vista was a about month later than Leopard. Yup, 4 years is only a bit more than 3 months. Bravo Paul, Bravo. "

Leopard was slated to be released before Vista, it's not really that important but it is entertaining seeing Karma bite Steve Jobs in the ass.

"Next he compares Time Machine to some odd-ball, unrelated, obscure server backup thing. WTF? He also says it requires an external drive WHICH IS FALSE! JUST REPARTITION YOUR DRIVE STUPID! He also says it will take hours and hours to pick the correct version of a file by using a much quicker date picker. Great, I guess you are unable to read dates and use Quick Look, Paul. "

Time Machine is nothing but a gimmick. It's a feature that's existed in Windows since the 2003 Server iteration, and is definitely included in Vista.

"How about Vista's 11,000 new features? Give me a list. I bet you'll have a hard time finding more than 500 after 5 years unless you count each pixel in the windows logo a new feature. "

Considering that apple.com names things like "Zoom in on iDVD" as a feature, it shouldn't be too hard to find 500 features.

Hell, I'd bet I can twist words around and get 300 new features out of Windows Vista SP1 alone.

"How about spotlight being copied from windows? Searching for files has been out for ages, the only new feature vista added was a method to slowly search the start menu and to make searches painfully slow. "

Longhorn showed off instant search at a PDC before it was even introduced into OSX. It's sort of hard to take you seriously when you tack on stupidity to the end of every one of your statements.

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protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

"Longhorn showed off instant search at a PDC before it was even introduced into OSX."

Actually, indexing the drive has been around a lot longer than that. Can you say "Magellan"? And it came on 5 1/4" floppy disks. :-)

But it was probably around before that as well.

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