Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 11:12 UTC, submitted by trinitrotolueen
Mac OS X "This is something I never thought I'd hear myself say - or maybe I should say, see myself type - about an Apple operating system: Mac OSX Leopard was released before it was ready. This operating system needed more testing on more systems with more hardware, and especially, more software configurations. The days of Apple computers operating with just the Mac OS and Adobe Photoshop installed, and practically nothing else to speak of, are long gone, and Apple knows this as well as anyone. This operating system was not properly beta tested, and Apple's customers are paying for it, with lost productivity and inoperative computers."
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Works perfectly here
by iskios on Sun 25th Nov 2007 12:06 UTC
iskios
Member since:
2005-07-06

I keep reading these articles and just wondering that the heck people are talking about. I installed Leopard about a week after it was released on a core duo mac mini and it has been working just fine. Almost every piece of software I use, with the exception of a few haxies, work just fine as well.

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RE: Works perfectly here
by Finchwizard on Sun 25th Nov 2007 12:16 in reply to "Works perfectly here"
Finchwizard Member since:
2006-02-01

I agree.

I've had very very little problems with Leopard, and I really give it a good workout day after day.

And I installed it as soon as it was released.

I've had far more problems with Vista (My Home machine) than I have Leopard (Laptop I use for work).

They all have their quirks.

Some people in this world just like to whine about anything and everything.

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RE: Works perfectly here
by Almindor on Sun 25th Nov 2007 12:17 in reply to "Works perfectly here"
Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

Put emphasis on the word *I* and you can see why your statement is more or less irrelevant.

They say that Leopard is buggy on SOME hardware. YOUR is working OK so be thankful for you are happy.

Also you might just not use the bugged functionality, your settings might be set so you avoided bugs etc.

Saying "it works here so what's the problem" is actually pretty ignorant don't you think?

Edited 2007-11-25 12:19

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RE[2]: Works perfectly here
by Finchwizard on Sun 25th Nov 2007 12:23 in reply to "RE: Works perfectly here"
Finchwizard Member since:
2006-02-01

Oh please.

I'll expand, I've installed Leopard on Macbook Pros, iMacs (Old and New), iBooks, Macbooks, you name it, and it's been fine on all of them.
With a lot of different people using them in different ways.

So you've assumed because I'm not having problems, and a lot of other people aren't, that's irrelevant and Leopard is bugged.

Ever think about it the other way? He's the unlucky one and the other large majority of people aren't having any problems at all.

Of course, that wouldn't make for good news would it? =)

As someone said, the problems that guy was whining about was either A.) Fixed already, or B.) Wasn't even related to Leopard.

No OS is perfect, and there will be quirks, but currently , Apple are fixing those a SHIT load quicker than Microsoft are on Vista.

Edited 2007-11-25 12:26

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RE[2]: Works perfectly here
by MysterMask on Sun 25th Nov 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE: Works perfectly here"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

"Saying "it works here so what's the problem" is actually pretty ignorant don't you think? "

This however is also true the other way around, isn't it? I haven't seen any statistics presented in the article that the author's problems are somehow a mass phenomenon..

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RE[2]: Works perfectly here
by Tyr. on Mon 26th Nov 2007 18:23 in reply to "RE: Works perfectly here"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

They say that Leopard is buggy on SOME hardware. YOUR is working OK so be thankful for you are happy.


I've personally instlled Leopard on a new alu iMac, an older white (intel) iMac and a G4 mini, 2 of which were clean installs and 1 was an upgrade. I've had a grand total of 0 problems. I think that covers a good size chunk of the hardware on which Leopard is supported.

Personally, I think the guy's trolling for hits. The "article" contains no information whatsoever.

Edited 2007-11-26 18:24 UTC

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RE: Works perfectly here
by Mage66 on Sun 25th Nov 2007 16:49 in reply to "Works perfectly here"
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

I've installed Leopard on several systems, and I haven't seen any problems.

In situations like this, the squeeky wheel makes a lot of noise. I'd bet there are MANY, MANY more people who are using Leopard without problems, than there are people who are having problems.

And I'd bet the problems are mostly from upgrading existing copies of Tiger rather than blowing the system away and installing onto a freshly formatted system.

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RE: Works perfectly here
by vondur on Sun 25th Nov 2007 20:53 in reply to "Works perfectly here"
vondur Member since:
2005-07-07

I agree. I have installed across dozens of systems since 10.5.1 came out and have had zero problems. And this is across multiple systems, from G4, G5, Intel Core, and Core 2 duo. This also includes various software packages too. I guess Apple and (Microsoft too) can not plan for every possible contingency and have people expect perfection.

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RE[2]: Works perfectly here
by mind!dagger on Mon 26th Nov 2007 17:04 in reply to "Works perfectly here"
mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

Same here. Not a single system failure or glitch.

It appears the exception is being presented as the rule, again.

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