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[4]: The importance of bias
by null_pointer_us on Tue 30th Oct 2007 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The importance of bias"
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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.


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