Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:23 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "No one is unhappy with Mac OS X Version 10.4, known as Tiger. OS X is not an application platform that needed repair, speeding up, or exterior renovation. Motivations for major upgrades of competing system software - roll-ups of an unmanageable number of fixes, because the calendar says it's time, or because users are perceived to have version fatigue - don't apply to OS X. People buy Macs because the platform as a whole is perfect, full stop. Leopard is a rung above perfection. It's taken as rote that the Mac blows away PC users' expectations. Leopard blows away Mac users' expectations, and that's saying a great deal."
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Bad post
by tante on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:52 UTC
tante
Member since:
2006-04-17

This post was not worth being linked because the review just falsely claims that OSX Leopard was perfect, in spite of the bugs that are common, the holes in the firewall, the changes that keep many people from updating or that lead them to using all kinds of hack to remove them.

Leopard might be good (I don't use proprietary operating systems, I wouldn't know) but it's not perfect and it has many obvious and well-documented flaws.

Linking this was a bad decision by OSNews, makes you look like a Apple PR outlet.

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RE: Bad post
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:56 in reply to "Bad post"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Linking this was a bad decision by OSNews, makes you look like a Apple PR outlet.


You are free to write your own.

Which I did, coincidentally. The review is done and up on the backend, can be published any moment now. Five pages of Leopard review.

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RE[2]: Bad post
by Odisej on Tue 4th Dec 2007 11:08 in reply to "RE: Bad post"
Odisej Member since:
2006-05-11

If I may be so bold as to ask: how did OSN get their hands on Leopard? I thin every review should include information on how the gadget/computer was received and what is the arrangement with the company (will the gadget/computer/OS be returned to the manufacturer after review or not). Naive question, for sure, but one of great importance for judging the reviewers motives. ;)

Edited 2007-12-04 11:12

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RE[2]: Bad post
by tante on Tue 4th Dec 2007 11:24 in reply to "RE: Bad post"
tante Member since:
2006-04-17

I asked Apple for a Review machine but they didn't give me one ;)

Of course it's up to you what you link, I just think that having some sort of standard wouldn't hurt and that linked article is just bad. Not because it's badly written but because it's wrong and not an honest review.

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RE: Bad post
by dylansmrjones on Tue 4th Dec 2007 11:05 in reply to "Bad post"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

makes you look like a Apple PR outlet.


What makes you think it isn't? ;)

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RE[2]: Bad post
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Dec 2007 16:29 in reply to "RE: Bad post"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

What makes you think it isn't? ;)


By virtue of people talking about Mac OS X in this very forum, they're part of the marketing process. Anything that turns Mac OS X into a talking point in a forum/in the real world, is free marketing.

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