“On Friday, Apple Computer will pull back the curtain on the latest major upgrade to Mac OS X. In keeping with its penchant for playing major product launches close to its vest, few outsiders have seen a working version of Tiger, as Mac OS X 10.4 is known. Even most employees have had to wait,” Daniel Terdiman writes for Wired News. “But I knew someone with a copy and managed to finagle an unofficial demo. So after playing with Tiger for the better part of an evening, I can say it’s full of welcome surprises.”
“With several significant and innovative new features among the 200 additions Apple is touting, I think it’s a success. I’m relatively new to Macs — I switched only last fall after a lifetime on Windows machines — and I’m not an OS X power user. But I can already see how this upgrade is a definite step up from the previous version of OS X, known as Panther,” Terdiman writes. “…for me, Tiger is about Spotlight, the improved Mail and the great widgets I know the Mac community will come up with. Ultimately, I think Tiger is well worth its $129 sticker price…”
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