The definitive Tiger review

by Michael Alderete on 4/28/2005 · 1 comment

John Siracusa has written his usual tour de force review of a major Mac OS X release, this time for Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”. For the technical Mac OS X user, and OS geeks in general, it does not get any better than Siracusa’s reviews.

OS X 10.4 is officially released tomorrow. There will be Apple geeks in line at Apple stores tomorrow, waiting anxiously to buy their copy, so they can install over the weekend.

Not me. I’m going camping this weekend. And I won’t be installing Tiger until 10.4.2, or maybe even later.

Not that I’m not excited about Tiger — god knows Siracusa’s reviews always get me pumped up (yes, I know, I’m a geek). But I have work to get done, and I don’t have time to fuck around with an OS upgrade, especially since it’s likely to disrupt my VPN access, etc., which I depend on to bill hours.

So I’ll wait for any problems to shake themselves out, and all the vendors whose products I depend on to release Tiger compatible versions of their software. I’ll update to those first, and then, on a nice long weekend, upgrade the OS itself.

Oh, who am I kidding, I’ll probably end up upgrading next weekend, instead of this one. Damn camping trip!

Zack Martin June 9, 2005 at 10:17 am

Dear Mr. Alderete,

I have recently been viewing your blog and congratulate you on your home rennovation. Was wondering what you thought about Apple’s transition to the Intel Platform, as I have been interested in all your Mac related opinions so far. I have even added this blog in NetNewsWire.

Keep up the good work and well wishes, -ZM

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