Joe Wilcox shoots for the easy hits and I comply:There is much to like about Leopard, but this cat scratches—oh, am I wounded.
What's bugging me about Leopard is what bugged me about Vista eight months ago:
Feature or UI changes made without really good reasonsApplication compatibility problemsDiminished performance compared to the predecessor operating systemIrksome sense the software shipped before being really readyIf you're not up on Apple's SOP, that last point is what they always do, Joe. In fact, the company shipped its first Leopard update less than 24 hours after it hit retail. Expect plenty of updates in the weeks ahead.Like Microsoft, Apple has added new and annoying security prompts to
the operating system. This morning, I downloaded an updated NewsFire
RSS reader and got a warning popup asking if I really wanted
to open this application—because it came from the Internet. Maybe
Apple's user interface designers should watch their own TV commercialsUm. No offense, but Apple had their version of UAC well before Microsoft did. That it's even more annoying in Leopard says a lot about the company's hypocrisy obviously.Leopard is no better than Vista, in the sense that some—perhaps many—of
the same migration complaints and problems apply. Windows' visibility
and exponentially large number of applications amplify its complaints.
There are more potential problems to have with Windows compared to Mac
OS X. Besides, Microsoft is the successful company so many people love
to hate. Criticism is easy, and it's frequent.Exactly. Both companies sell OSes, so it seems like a fair comparison. But there are one billion people using Windows right now, compared to about 25 million on Mac OS X. Do the math.By comparison, Vista's shakedown is largely over. I have little to
complain about and lots more to like about Vista than I did in February.Yep. It just keeps getting better, no doubt about it.It will be interesting to watch the Mac lobbyists go nuts on thi...More