Pros 10.5 looks to be the best OS out there
Cons too few to worry about
Summary I'm a windows user. Always have been. But i'll definitely be looking at Macs in the future.
What i don't understand is how this OS only receives an 8.0. Ubuntu doesn't compare with either Vista or this one. Vista has so many versions, its unreal and a crappy security policy when you go to install it.
What's not to like about OS X? You can boot up much quicker, don't have the drivers mess, has more features, and is easier to use. It's much more secure and is just a seamless OS without the bloat Vista has and doesn't suck the resources.
Pros Great look, Very effective, Efficient, and makes life so much easier
Cons not able to be touch screen=[
Summary This OS is genius. As i have said before i use pc, and Mac. I have a macbook and a dell 8100. Both computers are excellent, as we all know but i must say that mac really gives no issues, and now we will skip that argument, and we will focus on leopards productivity. Everything has gone from simple, to so simple you run out of things to do. Easy menu use with cover flow, its great to have stacks, i didnt see time machine, but i saw use of the new safari and just the simplicity of everything is great. Simple, yet loaded with features. Hp's ad "the computer is personal again" fits perfectly with macs, and with leopard, even more, this OS really makes you think "damn, how long did apple guys work on this" Vista is like a maze compared to this OS
Pros I will let you know when I find some
Cons Here are a few
Summary For one thing, it does not come with Iphoto. Of course this is an 80 dollar upgrade.
Anyhow, I installed it over Tiger on my Macbook. Darn thing crippled my system. I backed up all my data and did the erase and install option. It was then I discovered that my Ical backup did not work and my Iphoto was gone. Not to mention the 500 megs of memory just do not seem enough for this OS. So I of course had to invest in more memory. What an expensive day it turned into. Overall, I can say I wish that I had left well enough alone and left Tiger on the machine as it was working fine. I had never expected a Windows type experience from Apple. Hope this helps.
Pros This is the most incredible OS I have ever used
Cons Cnet reviewers are incompetent
Summary First of all, I have OS X 10.5, don't ask how. I've used everything from Windows 3.1 to Vista Ultimate, and I can tell you with all certainty that OS X kills them all. Tiger killed them all. Leopard is just over kill. And you have the balls to give it an 8.0!?
What is this 'Apple Complex' you idiot reviewers have against Apple? You can't give an apple product more than 8.3 NO MATTER HOW GOOD IT IS. NO MATTER HOW IT COMPARES TO VISTA. You're so full of **** it's indescribable.
Either raise the rating to it's well-deserved 9.0 or higher or this site has no reputation anymore. For anything.
Pros Spaces and preview are extremely useful for multitasking. Also, Time Machine is a simple to use low system impact backup system.
Cons Very glitchy, it reminds me of Windows.
Summary As a long time PC user, I was excited last year to purchase my first Mac. I went with the Macbook Pro since I frequently need to multitask and I occasionally enjoy a 3d game. After almost a year of use I have had 0 major problems with OSX 10.4 and have never needed to turn it off without shutting down. So I purchased and installed Leopard on its release date of Oct. 26th expecting it to be as stable as its predecessor. But after just few hours of playing with its new features I started to notice MAJOR bugs. First is that if I run on battery for more than 20min the computer immediately powers off. The second problem is that every time I have a problem with a wireless network the computer locks up and informs me to hold down the power button until it shuts off. The final major problem that I have encountered is that after just eight days of use the computer began to lock up every time it started and I eventually needed to reformat the main disk. These problems along with a laundry list of other minor glitches are problems I would expect with Windows, not OSX. But Leopard is not all bad; as a heavy miltitasker I find spaces and the preview feature to be VERY useful, and Time Machine seems like it would work well if you have a large backup hard drive (500GB+). Overall Leopard is a brilliant and an ahead of its time operating system, but I would not recommend it until Apple works out the many bugs.