Apple new OS is due to be released on April 29th. Visit Apple’s MacOS X website for full details.
It’s now been over a year and a half since the release of OS X 10.3 ‘Panther’, and I have been using it since the day of release. It is also a year and a half since I bought my first Apple Mac, so Panther has been my first real experience with the Mac environment. As a long-time Windows user (which I remain at work), I have found the OSX experience refreshing for the following reasons:
These are just a few of the things I like about it. In the weeks preceding my decision to delve into the world of Apple Macintosh, I had a series of catastrophic events on my Windows PC. A rather stubborn virus insisted on resetting my system randomly, despite my running the latest updated version of McAfee AntiVirus, I was hacked, which unfortunately happened in the few minutes I had turned off ZoneAlarm to troubleshoot why an instant messaging client wasn’t working as it should. It took me days and days to get the XP box back up and running again, and I had reached the point where I was not prepared to spend any more time fixing Windows.
My mind was made up to move away from Windows at home, and I haven’t looked back. Many of the new features in OSX 10.4 Tiger (Dashboard, Automator, Spotlight, and the new imaging technologies)promise new possibilities, more efficient ways of working, whilst remaining a gorgeous looking interface. The proof will be when I get to install it next week.