Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Leopard Ate My Vista

Tomorrow Apple releases Leopard (OS X 10.5) the latest update to OS X.

From all I've seen so far, it looks great and I was about to write a full post on it, but then got across Walt Mossberg's column Mossberg is the Wall Street Journal's technology guru and is one of the most respected and feared tech columnists in the US (feared, because one bad review from him can kill a product).

So, instead of wasting bandwidth by repeating everything, you can either read the column, or better yet, watch this short video:


Bottom line? Leopard is much better than Vista. But there wasn't much surprise there, was there?

8 comments:

david said...

It's a shame the video commentator doesn't mention the two versions of Ubuntu Linux that were released this year, which in many circles are considered more than adequate competition for both Vista and Leopard.

Traveling Tech Guy said...

I wholeheartedly agree that Ubuntu is a valid competitor. I've recently upgrarded to 7.10 and I like it - would review it in a future post after I had time to sample all the features.
But remember that this is a Leopard review video, not a general OS review :)

david said...

Haha, too true. I think the real issue is that I'm just jealous I can't afford a new Macbook Pro with leopard pre-installed :-P

Traveling Tech Guy said...

I feel your pain... I would also like one of those shiney apple thingies...
As it is, I have a Mac Mini that works great in my living room. And since Leopard can run on my measly 512Mb, I intend to upgrade it next week.

eitan said...

Have faith. You may soon be able to run Leopard - even if you didn't get those shiny boxes with the round fruit logo.

http://dailyapps.net/2007/10/hack-attack-install-leopard-on-your-pc-in-3-easy-steps/

Anonymous said...

The PC link mentioned above is dead... go figure... ;-) Signed: A Mac User

Traveling Tech Guy said...

Well, with the words "hack" and "Leopard" in the same sentence, it's a safe bet that Apple took them down :)

Traveling Tech Guy said...

Actually, it's up again...
http://dailyapps.net/2007/10/hack-attack-install-leopard-on-your-pc-in-3-easy-steps/