Summary: Take a good, hard look at Mac OS X 10.2 if you're adding a Mac to a Windows network--Jaguar's new tools can't be beat. But home users, beware the $129 upgrade price if you're not looking for networking options.
Pros: Greatly improves Mac, Windows, and Internet networking; refines Web and hard drive search tool; upgrades performance and responsiveness; includes Bluetooth support; new discount for five-user licenses.
Cons: No upgrade pricing for copies of OS X purchased before July 17; bundled iChat 1.0 isn't as versatile as AIM; still no Google search in Sherlock.
Summary: Intel Mac users will like Snow Leopard's smartly designed interface enhancements, and its Exchange support is a must-have (especially with Outlook for Mac on the way). With a ton of technological improvements, Snow Leopard is worth the AU$39 upgrade fee.
Pros: Interface enhancements make finding apps and files much easier, A completely overhauled QuickTime X now sports a cleaner interface and recording tools, Exchange support across Mail, the Address Book and iCal is huge for those who take their Macs to work
Cons: Snow Leopard works with Intel Macs only, PowerPC users are out of luck, Requires AU$39 upgrade fee
Summary: The grace of Leopard's interface enhancements makes productivity more pleasurable with a Mac, as more than 300 functional and fun features top off this update.
Pros: Elegant backup via Time Machine, Finder offers powerful navigation tweaks, Novel workspace customisation through Spaces' virtual desktops, Integration with Web data and applications, Cover Flow visualises file browsing, iChat Theater offers green-screen backgrounds and lets users access each othe...
Cons: Some new features, such as geotagging, aren't obvious to find, Users with older Macs can't run Leopard