Apple’s Mac OS X Tiger ‘is the most advanced operating system on the planet’

“Tiger, Apple’s latest operating system (OS 10.4.0, if you’re keeping track) is more evolutionary than revolutionary. That’s not to say that it isn’t packed with features, which it is. Nor is it saying that Tiger is not as stable as a rock, as it is,” Rand Miranda writes for Singapore’s Today Online. “More than anything else, Tiger, which retails for $248 and comes included in all new Macs, is about seamless integration. All the applications work with one another and the OS without excessive bloat or too high a demand on memory and processor speed.”

Miranda covers Tiger’s major features and concludes, “As you can see, there’s quite a bit to Tiger and we’ve just scratched the surface. The bottom line: Apple’s Tiger is the most advanced operating system on the planet. And while there are major improvements and additions that make it the most powerful, Apple also makes it simple to use. Apple aptly named Mac OS X 10.4 after a powerful, sleek and beautiful jungle cat rather than a lumbering, clumsy relative of the cow (Longhorn) and it shows.”

Full article here.

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25 Comments

  1. “Apple aptly named Mac OS X 10.4 after a powerful, sleek and beautiful jungle cat rather than a lumbering, clumsy relative of the cow (Longhorn) and it shows”

    hahahah

    SO TRUE

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  2. “Signapore Dollars ?”

    er… a lot of countries have currency called the dollar. I must assume you did not know that, or you would not have expressed surprise. A couple other countries which use the dollar are Canada and Australia. They are different currencies, to be sure, but they just use the same name.

  3. Dollar

    any of numerous coins patterned after the taler (e.g., a Spanish peso)
    any of various basic monetary units (as in the U.S. and Canada) — a coin, note, or token representing one dollar

  4. Geez!

    Whoever said there are no stupid questions was flat out wrong…

    The article cited above was from a Singaporean source. Before asking asinine questions like “$248???,” think about it for a second… Why would a Singaporean source be targeting the US population? Don’t you think they have their own currency? Do a little research and you will find they US the DOllar and the same symbol as the name of their currency. it’s common.

    Once you’ve educated yourself that much, launch the calculator on your Mac, and type in 248, then go to the Convert menu and select “Currency”… Click Update Currency Rates, and then select Singapore Dollar as the From and US Dollar (or the currency of your locale) and Select OK… The number shown in the Calculator display is what $248 Singapore Dollors is converted to in US Dollars. In this case, 149.52…

  5. Many others countries use decimal currency and sometimes call them dollars. OK, so we’ve made that point, how many people in the northern hemisphere know where Singapore is actually located? No cheating by looking at an atlas, encyclopaedia, or the net.

    There’s a world out there and it’s actually separate from North America. My apologies to Canadians…they were always aware of this point.

  6. Money, Money

    from the musical: Cabaret

    Money makes the world go around,
    the world go around, the world go around,
    Money makes the world go around,
    it makes the world go round.

    A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound,
    a buck or a pound, a buck or a pound,
    Is all that makes the world go around,
    that clinking clanking sound,
    Can make the world go round.

    If you happen to be rich, and you feel like a night’s entertainment,
    You can pay for a gay escapade.
    If you happen to be rich, and alone and you need a companion,
    You can ring ting-a-ling for the maid.
    If you happen to be rich and you find you are left by your lover,
    Tho you moan and you groan quite a lot,
    You can take it on the chin,
    call a cab and begin to recover on your fourteen carat yacht.

    Money makes the world go around,
    the world go around, the world go around,
    Money makes the world go around,
    of that we both are sure.
    (Raspberry) On being poor.

    When you haven’t any coal in the stove and you freeze in the winter
    And you curse to the wind at your fate.
    When you haven’t any shoes on your feet and your coat’s thin as paper
    And you look thirty pounds underweight,
    When you go to get a word of advice from the fat little pastor,
    he will tell you to love evermore.
    But when hunger comes to rap, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, at the window
    See how love flies out the door.

    For money makes the world go around, the world go around,
    the world go around.
    Money makes the world go around,
    the clinking, clanking sound
    of Money, money, money, money,
    Money, money, money, money,
    Get a little, get a little,
    Money, money, money, money,
    Mark, a yen, a buck or a pound,
    That clinking, clanking clunking sound
    is all that makes the world go round,
    It makes the world go round.

  7. bikersrule

    At the bottom of the Malay peninsula of course. The Brits all know where it is. We used to own it.

    And India. And Australia. And lots of other places too (including the 13 colonies).

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  8. Dave H,

    Of course the Brits would know where Singapore is; there was a time when there was a saying; “The sun never sets on the British empire”.

    Come to think of it didn’t Britain lose Singapore to Japanese in February 1942. Sorry, that was a cheap shot, but two members of my family (A.I.F) were in Changhi and only one survived. Let’s keep our comments to macs and those members of godsowncountry who don’t know where Britain or Australia is located.

    The only battle between our two nations will be from June when 22 players will decide over five tests who is the best. (We owe you one for the Rugby.)

  9. Non-cricket fans, please ignore this post.

    DaveH and bikersrule,

    I’m avidly looking forward to the Ashes. The Aussies have been the best in the world for a long time, but this England team has impressed the hell out of me (I’m a West Indies fan still recovering from the humiliating thrashing by England). In my opinion the forthcoming Ashes will be between the two best teams in the world, and given the long history of the series, I think it could be one of the best ever.

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