Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:27 UTC
Mac OS X Since my Cube could not run Leopard, and I did not have any other Macs, I was unable to delve into Leopard right away. Apple NL was kind enough to fix this problem for us, by generously loaning me a brand new MacBook with Leopard installed so I could review it for OSNews. Read on for the findings.
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RE[2]: What I expected
by hraq on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE: What I expected"
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Should your anger not be directed at Acronis for not supporting HFS+?"

I am not angry at all; but I wish they fix things they claim to work as I also wish from MS to make their backup utility work fine (for opened files and hidden important files).

I wish not to see any software features if it would end up unstable or buggy for me.

And for Acronis I cannot push them to do it, that's their capability and which led me to abandon Norton Ghost, which doesn't support but windows. If another X company comes and creates a solution for all of these platforms then I will abandon Acronis, and direct my money for X.

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RE[3]: What I expected
by macUser on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:03 in reply to "RE[2]: What I expected"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

It's not exactly clear what you're trying to do... Perhaps you should explain what it is that you're doing because as someone who manages large amounts of Macs, I find imaging and deploying incredibly simple and easy to do...

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RE[4]: What I expected
by mind!dagger on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:25 in reply to "RE[3]: What I expected"
mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

"It's not exactly clear what you're trying to do... Perhaps you should explain what it is that you're doing because as someone who manages large amounts of Macs, I find imaging and deploying incredibly simple and easy to do..."

macUser: Two things stand out here. He, Thom, either knew or could not get OS X to install onto his Cube and he also had to borrow a Mac Laptop. The Cube is ridiculously old. It's very much akin to trying to install a modern flavor of WinDuhs onto an eary Pentium or even a 486 box.

I'm glad Apple there allowed him to borrow a laptop for review but it is not a true test of the OS X system.

There are a few visual nags that I do not like about Leopard but that is really all they are. I have nags in in WinDuhs, Linux and OS X. I switched the Dock to 2D and made the Grid as the folder view. The wallpaper had to go as-well. Performance and stability have been the results of running Leopard so far.

I too work in a larger environment where there are lab deployments. The whole process is refined to an art and stable. I honestly wish some of the WinDuhs advocates which haunt the proverbial halls of OSNews actually were systems administrators in larger environments so they could give honest evaluations of their favorite WinDuhs platforms. I was a Windows-only sys admin for six years and I'm sure I can spot the BS'ers who say they have zero problems in their Win-only shops.

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