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On Friday Apple released its "Tiger" operating system into the marketplace.
Borrowing heavily from what we had seen in Longhorn (Microsoft's next version of Windows) last year, Tiger is an impressive piece of work. I'm not one of those who thinks that using a competitor is a bad idea, particularly if you can get it out first. You play this game to win and, as long as it's legal, in my book anything goes. Tiger is well-integrated with hardware and provides a solid out-of-box user experience.
I have always been curious about Linux, but installing it and configuring it seemed too complicated. That and the fact that I throw every bit of money I can spare at Apple's feet has kept me from buying a PC to try Linux. Imagine if the question wasn't "What if you could run Mac OS X on a PC?" but instead, "What if you could run Linux on a Mac?" Well my friends, you certainly can! And have been able to do so for a while now!: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/ydl_home.shtml These people sell Macs with Linux Pre-installed! As is Mac-On-Linux, allowing you to run Mac OS X side by side with Linux on your Mac. I think this makes for some interesting things to think about, when you consider Apples competively priced Servers, and XServe RAID. But honestly, no audio, or Sleep, limited wireless conectivity, wont stop me from continuing to use Mac OS X. But it IS all very interesting to think about!
Wow????Did this guy do any research or did he make things up as he went long. I agree with the article overall, I think. Not sure really, their were so many inacurracies and half truths that even though agreed with your conclusion, your journalistic skills at best suck.
Please do not quote things you are not sure of or just flat out don't know, it really lowers the credibility of your review.
You're such a hypocrite -- you contradict what you write earlier. What's wrong with you?
Do better research next time. A simple google search for "apple spotlight patent" would have revealed this.
Are not you aware that OS X has had a compositing engine called Quartz since 10.0 and 10.2 provided us with 3D quartz hardware acceleration? Longhorn is supposed to come out with a compositing engine called Avalon. Are you not also aware that Core Image/Video came from their product Motion and smart folders are based on smart playlists in iTunes?
Are you not aware that NeXTStep, which OS X is descended had a compositing engine based on postscript called display postscript?
I remember when one of our sections installed a Mac running OS X 10.1 at work, much to that Windowphile manager's annoyance. (He'd had to admit that colour management in Windows was inferior to Mac). There was a mix of surprise and horror as the system came "alive" and without prompting or configuration joined the LAN, placing icons of each server on the desktop, then accessed the network's broadband connection and waited for someone to register the hardware purchase. Scanner support was out of the box, but printer support required a download. I admit that's usually the reverse situation. Apparently Apple has moved to integrate the OS even more smoothly with Windows networks in the years since then.
In February,I bought a home Mac Mini and it recognised all of my non-Apple peripherals, wired or not. This included the make & model of my Diamondtron monitor which it automatically asked whether I wanted to make part of colour management. The SCSI scanner uses a USB converter, but it is recognised, as is my circa 1991 Stylewriter using a serial to USB converter. (Someone in the Mac community had written a driver and a one-step installer; others updated it to work through to OS X 10.3). I also have a USB colour BJ printer, but it's nowhere near as stingy with ink as the S'Writer.
Last year, I plugged in a work Toshiba Tecra laptop with WXP and there it was on my PowerMac desktop. The downside ironically was that my Mac version of Powerpoint had features that weren't supported on the version loaded on the PC, so I had to "dumb down" bits of the presentation before sending it on the road.
Do you not find it amazing that Mac OSX.4 'borrows heavily' from an operating system that won't even be RELEASED for another year and a half?? Could it be that Longhorn is 'borrowing heavily' from Mac OSX? Naw-- has to be the other way around because everyone knows that Microsoft are the kings of innovation and user satisfaction. 'Soft has been copying Apple since the 80's-- we might as well admit this much..Long live Longhorn moooo..
Apple does not borrow from Microsoft. Period.
Before Bill Gates introduced the first version of Windows he asked Apple to copyright their OS. Apple refused and M$ literally copied their GUI. This resulted in Aplle filing a lawsuit against Microsft in the 80's.
The same thing happened with Stacker (anyone remember doublespace renamed to Drivespace?) M$ ended up buying the company!
Kings of innocation?? I think more like.. king$ of COPYING.
Life's short, give me the best machine possible to do my work. I can manage to use a separate machine for playing games, be it xbox, gamecube, windows, etc... And I am sick of viruses and spyware.
Well, coming from Enderle this article sounds like he is actually impressed with Tiger. That in itself is pretty impressive.
Of course, as usual the guy doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. I've never agreed with him, but I completely lost all faith in his integrity as a journalist after he posted a fictional review of the Apple iMac G5 last year. It was a laughable review. He actually claimed that one of the reasons he would not buy or recommend the iMac G5 is because he would be worried that the unit could tip over and that the LCD screen could break and shatter in the event of an earthquake! LOL.. Seriously, he actually said this. Nevermind the fact that there is absolutely no glass to be found on the iMac G5.
Back to the current article, Yep, Enderle loves to bash Apple... It seems that it was very difficult for him to find anything to complain about with Tiger though. Oh yeah, he did throw in his obligatory "Tiger is borrowing heavily from what we had seen in Longhorn last year" Urgghh!
Dude get a clue, Every major feature that is in Tiger was announced and demonstrated by Steve Jobs more than a year ago at Apples WWDC. Along with banners promoting Mac OSX TIger that read "Redmond, start your photocopiers." Does this guy do any research at all? I guess not. Funny how he failed to mention that Tiger is shipping NOW and the vaporus Longhorn is dropping features almost daily and is still almost 2 years from release.
Oh well, at least you can't say that his fictional articles are not entertaining!
How could they have "borrowed" these features from last year's Longhorn Preview if I was already working with these features, last year, in the Tiger Beta release?
To accuse a company with a commercially available product of copying something that isn't even in wide Beta release shows your bias.
I don't feel that search in Tiger borrows heavily from Longhorn as has been reported. I think it borrows heavily from the search field in iTunes. The iTunes search field predates public Longhorn demos.
Credibility is base on one thing: Standing to your own word. Back on 2004 at "A Midsummer's Mac Death Match, Round One: Enderle vs. Chaffin" your wrote:
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"On the computer side Microsoft is rolling out a very Mac OS-like operating system codenamed Longhorn in 2006"
It was clear, to you, that MS would be borrowing Apple. Now you changed your word by saying that Tiger is the one borrower??.
One fact is evident, at least to all of us: last Firday 29, an OS hitted the street (not as a Delta or Beta release)... its name is "Mac OS X 10.4 CN Tiger". Not an unnamed OS CN Longhorn on Beta test releases (NOT even a candidate release yet !!!!).
Since the basement of your article is worng, the entire article is wrong. Re-write it and probably I'll take a look at it.