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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RE[2]: The importance of bias
by cyclops on Mon 29th Oct 2007 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE: The importance of bias"
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

"I'm sorry there are negative reports on Leopard. I'm also deeply sorry for putting all those into one single story, together with some very useful hacks and an informative (but obviously biased) review. How dareth I place even the faintest of shadow of a doubt on the greatness that is Apple.

Get over yourself. We did similar round-ups when Vista launched. It's a nice way to group similar stuff together, in one story. If I were to smear all these stories out as individual stories, all the Mac fans would be all over me too. We can never do it right, and honestly, I'm okay with that. Comes with the job"

Clearly you missed my point, while censoring other similar points made to mine. Using Vista as an example is poor, regardless of my personal preference of OS...it was major launch, whatever you thing of it as a product, and everybody here lives in a Microsoft world.

I am always happy to have criticisms of an OS, although you spend times defending Vista in your "My Lies" at the end of a topic summary, because every release of *any* OS will contain regressions; changes; ommitions that are unwelcome.

The bottom line is Leopard articles were sparse until well this page...BSD seems to be all over the place, Ubuntu seems to have vanished off the map...to be replaced by Linux is rubbish "because of" articles. Thats the state of this site.

The fun thing is if you are ashamed of you bias then really *you* must feel threatened. You can talk about Mac fans but from my posts your fully aware I'm not one.

...as a side note just for fun http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php shows that MacOSX took Vista's second place spot, jumping from fourth place. You really can't trust those stats.

Edited 2007-10-29 23:33

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RE[3]: The importance of bias
by CPUGuy on Tue 30th Oct 2007 02:25 in reply to "RE[2]: The importance of bias"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

So an article when every new developer build comes out isn't enough?

Posting several reviews isn't enough?



Every OS bigot always says that OSNews is biased towards other OSes, it's getting (has been) really old.

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null_pointer_us Member since:
2005-08-19

Off topic:

Every OS bigot always says that OSNews is biased towards other OSes, it's getting (has been) really old.


What would be really nice would be if every article had a big, attention-grabbing button to generate an I-call-bias form letter response from the following template:

IMO, OSNews coverage of [topic] is biased. Most of the linked reviews are [positive | negative], and [author] has a slanted viewpoint that follows up even [negative | positive] articles with opinion pieces [singing-the-praises-of | senselessly-bashing] [topic]. Finally, I see [too-little | too-much] coverage of [related-topic].

(Optional fields could be provided for generating commonly-used personal attacks against the author or life in general.)

And then all these form-generated reponses could be put in a section of the site that is only accessible through a small-text hyperlink at the very bottom of the comments section labeled anti-OSNews attacks or something similarly obvious. Furthermore, the section would be linked to all the other, contradictory form-generated responses so we would see OSNews-is-rabidly-pro-Linux right alongside OSNews-is-just-an-Microsoft-shill.

:D

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The bottom line is Leopard articles were sparse until well this page...BSD seems to be all over the place, Ubuntu seems to have vanished off the map...to be replaced by Linux is rubbish "because of" articles. Thats the state of this site.


That's not exactly what I consider to be a conclusive argument. More like a text-book example of observer bias.

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