In my previous column, I ended with a poll that asked how much readers love Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X. While the poll listed a bunch of possible responses, it appears that I didn't really offer a satisfying way to vote for someone who hates Leopard.
This omission was pointed out to me by my ZDNet colleague, Mary Jo Foley over at All About Microsoft. Of course, she would feel this way — she's never been happy with any form of Mac OS X, even when the loaner iMac was sitting in the middle of her desk.
"I know the poll is about how much users love Leopard, but what if you don't?" she pointed out. "Shouldn't the haters get a choice too?"
"Really, you should have an option for Apple users who assumed BSODs [Blue Screens of Death] were a Windows-only 'feature' and who are not too thrilled about their upgrade," she continued.
No way. I'm not going that far. This BSOD problem uncovered over the weekend will only bother a small number of upgraders and Apple has already sent out an advisory. And many of these users, who installed interface hacks, should have known that they could be trouble.
At the same time, I will mention that here are more than a dozen videos on YouTube from Leopard launch events around the world. I especially liked the parade of Mac Gurus in their black Leopard shirts
So, here's another chance to vote on Leopard, this time, up or down.