Leopard will open the Mac OS X floodgates (and embarass Microsoft)

October 29, 2007

bruyerefrereAs many of you are aware, I think Vista is a blunder. And with its annoying UAC system, and horrifically slow operation, it won’t take long before the majority of home users agree with me. And if the recent figures showing Mac OS X is already gaining market share is any indication of the future, look for Leopard to outsell Vista …[…] Thanks to bruyerefrere for providing this nice story on Digg.


6 Problems With Mac OS X Leopard

October 29, 2007

thinkingseriousIPhone users, database developers, people still running Classic Mac apps and folks who are obsessive about backing up will find some disappointments. Read on for a roundup of six Leopard problems.[…] Thanks to thinkingserious for providing this nice story on Digg.

What other users say about this:

MCMookie: This is just a list of this poor fat fuck’s minor, nit-picky frustrations. If these are the only things wrong with 10.5 (haha, not even a solid list of ten!) then I will certainly be updating.

MtheoryX: 1.) Is there a reason you can’t connect your main backup drive directly to your machine? Seems like less of a problem, and more of an inconvenience to just you.
2.) Lack of support for SuperDuper! is not Apple’s problem. Talk to SuperDuper! if you have questions: dnanian@shirt-pocket.com
3.) You don’t “need” third party apps to do a bootable backup. Read here: http://homepage.mac.com/geerlingguy/mac_support/ma … Again, you’re just pimping SuperDuper! So contact them with your concerns.
4.) Lack of features in Leopard have nothing to do with the iPhone. There was none of this syncing in Tiger, so this isn’t a Leopard-specific issue. Save this gripe for another shitty blog post on the iPhone subject.
5.) Filemaker is not made by Apple. Again, if you have issues with Filemaker, contact Filemaker: http://www.filemaker.com/support/phone.html Don’t bitch about their shitty support in Leopard. As a side-note, serious database developers don’t consider Filemaker to be a serious database development platform, just so you know.
6.) You’re running Classic still, and you’re bitching it’s not supported in Leopard? Great, you can get together the other, maybe, 20 people that this seriously affects and bitch about it together. Other than that, you’ll find that there are a large majority of people who don’t care.
In general, I’m burying this because it’s pointless, stupid, subjective blog spam.
You, Mitch Wagner, are a douche, and a hack.

mattledger: Those are the six most minor “problems” I have ever heard

FknGoAway: I have had no problems with Time Machine. I did the first backup with the drive connected directly to a MacBook Pro. Once that was done I installed Leopard on a G4 PowerBook and hooked the external to that, Time Machine found it and continued to do backups. I tested this by deleting and seeing if it was definitely doing the backups. Today (Monday) I arrive at work and tried out the “back to my mac” thing. Once I connected, I saw a lot of network activity, low and behold, Time Machine saw the attached drive, mounted it on my desktop, and backed up again. It took almost 10 minutes and it was only a 4.4MB upload, slow but I am pleased it worked.

Incidentally, the G4 (1GHz 1MB RAM) PowerBook is much faster with Leopard and working very well as a little backup/media server.

Apple not just refusing cash, also refusing Apple Gift Cards for iPhones

October 29, 2007

earlysoundYou can chalk this one up to our bad in assuming best intentions, but when Apple said no cash for iPhones, they damn well meant it — enough to extend the policy out to no cash for anything that could in turn purchase an iPhone. Turns out you can’t even use your Apple bucks to buy an iPhone anymore.[…] Thanks to earlysound for providing this nice story on Digg.

New Apple MacBook on Tuesday? GMA X3100?

October 29, 2007

longofestAccording to MacRumors sources, the wheels are in motion for Apple to deliver new MacBook updates as early as this Tuesday. While an exact date has been hard to determine, MacBook updates are expected within the next week, with evidence pointing to Tuesday. The update may also include support for Intel’s X3100 graphics.[…] Thanks to longofest for providing this nice story on Digg.

Ars Technica review of Leopard!

October 29, 2007

Here it is, John Siracusa’s review.[…] Thanks to mzkply for providing this nice story on Digg.

PC World: Macbook Pro is the “Fastest Windows Vista Laptop” of 2007

October 29, 2007

TomPlansMedia“The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year–or for that matter, ever–is a Mac. [Also,] the MacBook’s score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn’t care less whether you run Windows.”[…] Thanks to TomPlansMedia for providing this nice story on Digg.

Official Apple iPod Touch Ad (Created by a Student)

October 29, 2007

In an unusual move, Apple will be airing a new television ad that started as a student project, according to The New York Times. The new iPod touch ad will began airing on Sunday.[…] Thanks to pthourson for providing this nice story on Digg.