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APPLE Mac OS X v10.5.1 Leopard (Old version)

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  • Lindsey B.
  • 11/18/2008 3:30:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsgood, but falls short a bit

Pros: I enjoy Leopard. I received it around January of this year (2008) as part of my iBook warranty package. I had originally planned on purchasing it, but Apple, true to their word, sent it to me free of charge as part of my package. It really sped up my computer and added some great features. Time machine is really nice, I never thought I'd use it, but I've found it to be quite useful in crunch times when something gets lost, or I make a pretty hefty oops! Some of the icons have been updated and the new system accepts more games and is more compatible with other programs that only worked with Windows before. I had realized that my iBook was getting slower, but did not realize how slow it was running until I installed the new system. After that, I did not seem to have to wait much for anything to load, and none of my programs failed while running. I really appreciated that my (somewhat outdated) iBook was no longer dropping Word while I was writing a paper.

Cons: I am still working on learning some of the stuff that comes along with this system, so it's still up in the air about what a lot of the pros and cons are in my eyes. The biggest con I have against this operating system is the fact that iPhoto no longer works! I still have all of my photos saved on my computer, but no way of accessing them through a photo editor without purchasing another one. I was and am still very upset that Apple's seemingly only answer to this is iLife, that must be purchased for much more than I'm willing to spend. Usually Apple comes through, but this time I feel like Apple fell short on fixing their issues. I should not have to pay to fix my iPhoto system, nor should I have to pay to upgrade to the new Leopard system. Being a college student, I am low on funds, and have started to count on Apple to come through for their consumers. Other than this, though, I do like the new system.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 10/18/2008 10:29:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none. im happy with os x overall

Cons: it feels just like 10.4

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  • Lester S.
  • 9/5/2008 1:12:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNEED IT ONE

Pros: I need a OS for my Apple laptop..

Cons: None..

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2008 12:11:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNothing Specia

Pros: Simplicity. Clean UI, works great for anyone who needs to do a lot of Unix work. Very few issues with threats. Wireless network management is fantastic. Bon Jour is nice, for an all mac environment. VMWare Fusion and BootCamp make it usable, so I can run functional OS's on it. Great for graphic arts designers. It's not Vista.

Cons: Security is a joke. Anyone who Googles lost password can figure out how to get access to anything. Integration into/with anything Windows requires a lot of work and secondary installations on servers and shares. Doesn't work well with domains. No built in right-click ability (always drove me nuts). File management is terrible. Network management and navigation is non-existent. Too many pinwheels of death aka "beach-balling". MacBooks are too hot to actually put on your lap. Software packages are extremely limited, unless all you want to do is iTunes and make movies. RDP client does not parse information correctly. FAT32....Need I say more?

Other Thoughts: This OS does not work well in a "real" environment. It is great for iChat at Starbucks, but that is about it. I have spent extensive amount of time moving companies from Mac's to Window OS's due to lack of productivity and compatibility in a real world environment. I am not a Microsoft fanboy at all, and the recent versions of OS X are turning me off on Mac products all together.

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  • James M.
  • 7/28/2008 5:59:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Faster on Intel Macs, Quicklook is nice.

Cons: Runs really slow on my G4 (yes, I know, its an old box), not much new besides eyecandy

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  • Ed T.
  • 7/16/2008 6:03:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUnix OS with Apple's style for UI

Pros: A full blown 64-bit OS that is only ONE flavor. The Server AND this client version even share a lot of the same applications and features. You don't get a crippled client version like you can with Vista. Vista cloned the Apple UI and promised to deliver a new file system. Apple allows 64TB volumes and supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 right out of the package. The API is from the Next computer's OS code named Darwin which is more than 10 years old. Add a separate HD and turn on TimeMachine for automated backups every hour in the background. Allows you to easily set child preferences which actually work to prevent your kids from accessing bad web sites. Vista can easily be fooled by your teenager surfing a foreign countries web pages. Most teenagers don't want to 'read' those sites anyway so Vista's controls are useless.

Cons: A little bit of a learning curve. I used Windows since the 90's. I purchased VM Ware Fusion and virtualized my old computer's XP OS to an image. I know run that virtual and converted that computer over to Linux to use as a server. No issues. If you want to play hard core games you will want to setup BootCamp which works with no problems but is a pain to set up. Thankfully, I have a Wii so this isn't an issue for me.

Other Thoughts: Great OS. TimeMachine and Virtual Desktop are awesome. The encryption and level of security on this things is amazing. You can lock it down so much that if you loose the passwords the NSA would have problems getting the data. You can turn on secure deletes with a check box so a file deleted gets random characters written over each block 7 times. They've thought of everything.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/21/2008 6:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMac... is not worth the hype

Pros: It can run Vista. It doesn't crash. Um... easy interface?

Cons: Compatibility with good programs (without running Windows)? Minimal.
Difficult to customize. Runs slowly and laggish on standard iMacs. NOT designed for power users.

Other Thoughts: This operating systems was designed for simplicity, not power. Many of the small improvements over previous versions were taken from Windows. All of the large, well-publicized improvements can be easily installed into Vista with third party programs.

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  • Anders K.
  • 6/5/2008 9:41:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGoodbye windoze

Pros: Underlying OS is unix (bsd) based, so great for power users. OSX window manager is awesome great for anyone. Favorite new feature is "spaces" (multiple desktops.)

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Well Microsoft...it was fun while it lasted. Goodbye for good.

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  • Michael J.
  • 5/20/2008 2:32:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshackintosh anyone?

Pros: Smooth, works on my older g4 1ghz powerbook (already have it on a macbook)
Now how do I patch it to work on my desktop. Dont want to download illegal torrent, just want to patch to work on my Phenom X4

Cons: none, really stable, everything works (Of course it does because it's all mac and not hack... but want hack so any help would be appreciated)

Other Thoughts: I've looked at osx86.org and insanelymac, but no one has a simple step by step to patch this for use on my nice new phenom.

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  • Lincoln R.
  • 5/16/2008 12:20:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsIt's a Mac

Pros: Well, it is easy to use. If you do not spend all day on a computer writing code or playing games, then this is most likely the operating system for you. The layout is nice (not as good as Aero) and the Time Machine feature is good for n00bs who don't know what System Restore is.

Cons: Where to begin?
Absolutely no high-end game support. No C or C++ programming. Simple layout makes it impossible to deeply organize your program files or input scripts. Yeah, there are no viruses, but that's because nobody takes the time to write a virus for a Mac because the people using Macs don't have anything to steal. In short, less options than XP or even Vista.

Other Thoughts: 300+ new features are basically just basic Windows functions that Apple has made shortcuts to.

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