“It’s not often that the two most popular operating systems get major updates so close to each other, so we couldn’t resist throwing them into a cage match together,” CNET Reviews reports. “The judges for this Prizefight hardly shy away from telling you what they think about software, webware, and the operating systems you need to get to all those goodies.”
The judges are CNET contributors Josh Lowensohn, Rafe Needleman, and Seth Rosenblatt.
Round 1: Interface and design
Round 2: Reliability and stability
Round 3: Performance and compatibility
Round 4: Unique features
Round 5: Value, value, value
After some crazy judging, somehow CNET screwed up and actually got the winner right, Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but just barely, due to some insane scoring based on seemingly random Mossbergian logic (ignore the Registry nightmare, fixate on how Microsoft has appropriated some of Mac OS X’s Dock features to improve Windows’ Taskbar).
Still, miracles do happen or maybe Microsoft’s check just bounced this month.
Full article here.