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[3]: Hey Quicks Draw
by apoclypse on Tue 30th Oct 2007 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hey Quicks Draw"
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yes but the point is that out of the box XP is not optimized. This is not just a misconception. XP is slow, before SP1 it was fast after SP2 its slow. MS cheats quite a bit with their startup times by starting services after the user logs in. This can be a painful process sometimes. With all the crap that people install it freaking incredible how slow windows can be without 512MB and up. OSX's startup time is pretty quick and sometimes I'm surprised at how quick the desktop loads. I can say the same thing about Linux. Ubuntu startup, especially a clean installation is pretty damn quick, and eventhough the desktop doesn't load as fast as I would like, when its up its up. You on't have to wait for an hourglass to go away before you can use the desktop.

I work in an office which primarily has Xp machines, and 256MB is nowhere near enough for XP to really be speedy, 512 is fine ( I remember when the recommended specs for XP came out, I was like "What?! 64 MB should be more than enough to run anything", now I think 2GB isn't enough.

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