Oliver Rist's PC Magazine rant about Mac's Leopard release has been receiving a fair amount of attention on Digg and Slashdot. Here's a Mac convert who's really upset given that, by his report (and certainly echoed by countless other users), the previous Tiger release "just worked." He commented,
I had to be talked, wined, dined, and peer-pressured into buying my first MacBook Pro this past January. But once I plunked down the bucks for the slightly less hardware oomph per dollar than I'm used to, I was impressed by one thing: Everything. Just. Worked. Period.
Tiger just works. End of story.
I can't say that I've ever been a fan of the Mac in Ed Tech given their lack of a low-end offering (For my own needs, I'm completely satisfied with Linux, but Mac ultraportable rumors have certainly piqued my interest; we'll see where that stands when it's time for me to snag a new computer. However, my needs, and those of the general student/staff population tend to be quite different). This is becoming increasingly true as I move away from the desktop PC towards server-centric and Web-based approaches. However, there are still a lot of Mac users in Ed Tech.
Given my very limited experience with Tiger and Leopard, I'd like your input. Mac users out there, feel free to submit a guest blog (we've had a few great submissions, by the way, but none very closely related to Ed Tech; keep them coming), and certainly take the poll and talk back below. How well has Tiger (or the other OS X versions) served you? Are you moving to Leopard? How about new purchases that have Leopard pre-loaded? What are your early impressions of Leopard? Is it as frustrating as Oliver Rist claims?