Home > Mac OS X > Life with Mac OS X Tiger Life with Mac OS X Tiger Submitted by MakoShark 2005-06-07 Mac OS X 8 Comments ExtremeTech’s Jim Lynch reviews Mac OS X Tiger on his Powerbook. The Register’s Tony Smith also reviews Tiger. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2005-06-07 6:46 pm please stop that countless reviews of tiger. The next OS X review schould be the Intel version 2005-06-07 7:10 pm I agree, but I know its still PPC for now. No trolling or flamming, you heard it from the horses mouth. Job said Intel, need we say more. 2005-06-07 7:20 pm I haven’t decided if I’m happy with Tiger yet. So far, I’m still on the fence. I’m using it on a brand new Mac Mini, and used 10.3.x for just about 3 to 4 weeks before Tiger. Personally, Tiger feels more sluggish to me. It seems I see the beach-ball a lot more often. And a few features that I initially really like with 10.3.x are gone with Tiger. If I get motivated enough, I’ll write in more detail about my likes and dislikes. Yup, YATR (yet another tiger review). We’ll see. 2005-06-07 7:44 pm Holy-cow! I never thought I’d read something like that on ExtremeTech. At one time (maybe two three years ago) they were troll central 2005-06-07 8:30 pm I’ve felt the same way since upgrading. :/ I am hoping there will be some update over the next few months that will pep it back up to 10.3.x. These reviews don’t really offer anything worthwhile. I mean, it is just the same thing over and over again. I enjoyed the (what was it? ars technica) review where they discussed why Mac OS X “did not a good server OS make.” That was interesting analysis. 2005-06-08 12:29 am Are the mouse movement still sluggish on tiger? It is on panther/iMac G5 2005-06-08 1:54 am Goddammit, how many times must it be said that THE MOUSE IS NOT SLUGGISH, only the acceleration algorithm is different? There are PLENTY of 3rd party tools that change the mouse acceleration to Windows or X11 levels, get yourself one, that’s all it takes to have your “snappy” mouse back =P 2005-06-08 9:54 am Still happy about the Tiger although I have found some issues that raise eyebrows. I can’t imagine they will persist for very long. Otherwise, the reliability of this systm is nothing short of amazing. On the pre-X versions, crashes were a part of the standard operational procedure. It was just one of things with computers. Now it raises eyebrows because this thing is up days, weeks, months, doesn’t budge. The occasional app will go kablooie, also very rarely, but nothing the system worries about [although there is one non-essential I’ve stopped using because it does something unacceptable]. I’ve seen the stream. The move to Intel is not a head-for-the-lifeboats scenario, they’ve been working on the contingency for years and are already there minus, no doubt, a few bumps and bruises. It gives me great confidence that there should be no major delays or problems or any reason why there should be a problemw ith the transition. And think about this: Apple will publish Leopard at about the same time the cow will leave the barn, on time [barring unforeseen circumstances, which I don’t believe in] and after one of the greatest transitions the platform has ever seen. Microsoft can’t get a new OS out of the door on the same processor as Apple will do now, without incurring years and years of delays. Tell me again that Apple is a crappy outfit that can’t get its act straight. Casual transition to a new processor architecture causes zero delay for the release of the new version of the OS. You don’t have to agree with me, but I think that’s a darn fine piece of engineering right there, brothers and sisters.