Last week, I've blogged about 2 Vista competitors (Leopard and Gutsy Gibbon). My intentions were not to bash Microsoft (or Vista), just to demonstrate that there are other alternatives out there and that, perhaps, Microsoft lost this round in the OS war (and I mean quality-wise, not sales-wise).
Here are some news items that will show that nothing is perfect in the other camp as well:
- Many people who tried upgrading their Mac OS X to Leopard this weekend, got a... blue screen of death??? Wait a second, isn't the BSOD trademarked by Microsoft?
It appears there is a problem with some upgrades. Apple Support people are flooded with calls. They have a workaround, that would require you to open a terminal window (for the Windows-only crowd: that's like a command window) and delete some files. Still, not the best way to launch anew OS. Read about it here, here and on Apple Support forums here.
- Not everyone seems to be blown away by Leopard's new interface. This guy thinks it's actually a step back.
- An IPv6 issue with release 7.10 of Ubuntu forces some users to downgrade to 7.04. I'm sure it's a fixable issue, but the title attracted my attention ("not so gutsy").
Apple and Ubuntu will surely fix those issues soon. I'm still waiting for SP1 for Vista to see if Microsoft can fix their annoyances.