updated 12:50 pm EDT, Fri April 15, 2005
Tiger review by Thurrott
Self-confessed Mac fan Paul Thurrott (of WinSuperSite fame) says that Apple's Mac OS X Tiger operating system is a ). "Apple Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' is the strongest OS X release yet and a worthy competitor to Windows XP. Though it is marketed by Apple as a major release, Tiger is in fact a minor upgrade with few major new features, more akin to what we'd call a service pack in the Windows world. However, that won't stop Apple fans from flocking to Apple Stores on April 29 and standing in line to buy it, even at its inflated $129 price. That's fine, I guess: Tiger performs well, looks great, and offers many modern OS features."
"Tiger builds on the rock-solid foundation of previous OS X releases, adds a few major new features, and applies a nice spit polish to hundreds of other small features. Tiger may lack some of the niceties that make Windows more appealing to new users, but it does reward those with existing computer skills with a minimalist user interface that, as advertised, 'gets out of the way' and lets you get your job done."