Marcus Kelmon has written a review for Aelon.net of Apple Computer’s Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger “based on version 10.4.2 and is written from the perspective of a mobile user using slightly older hardware, experienced in Windows, and one who must spend much of their time using OS X within a predominantly Windows corporate network. If you believe that Windows is a great OS and that Apple (or Linux) ‘sucks,’ then this probably isn’t for you. However, I will try to be as unbiased as I can… I’m someone who has had enough of Windows XP and decided (about 2-years ago) to try Apple…”
Kelmon’s Pros and Cons of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger:
• Spotlight lets me find stuff again, particularly emails!
• Dashboard has many useful applications available that can be run without cluttering up your main desktop and consume practically no system resources
• Safari RSS is great but a bit addictive
• Preview is much handier tool for quickly sending marked-up PDF documents to people
• Gaming performance appears to have increased
• Jabber support in iChat allows me to use it at work
• Dictionary application is more useful than you’d think
• Spotlight isn’t as fast as I’d hoped on a G4 PowerBook
• System performance seems to have dropped in some areas, such as opening file dialogs
• Automator isn’t as useful for me as I’d hoped
• Dashboard Widgets can be slow to load/refresh
• Cisco VPN Client still pretty rubbish after 4-months
• H.264 codec support in QuickTime makes supporting videos look great but you need a faster CPU than what I’ve got
Full review with reader comments available here.