Summary: The Tiger upgrade was promptly delivered for a fair price and installation proceeded smoothly. I rate the seller as excellent. A hardcopy of installation instructions was provided to aid in upgrade.
Pros: Fast delivery, product as advertised, helpful information provided with delivery
Summary: after using OX 10.2.8 i find that Tiger is a joy to work with. the improvements such as spotlight and dashboard are nice and useful but the thing that i use and enjoy most of the improvements is automater it just simply makes the repetitive task so much easier and faster so that i can do what i need and want to do
Pros: dashboard, spotlight booth are easy to use and helpful
Summary: I purchased a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD package, having already been using the Tiger system on my Power Mac G4, but was without the installation disk (had received this computer from a relative, after they had purchased a new one with the OS already installed). I had come upon an emergency, where apparently had crashed entire system and could no longer access my hard disk. I was unable to startup at all, although the machinery was working.
Pros: Used this to repair a damaged Hard Disk & was without an ability to back-up files, yet this worked like a breeze for the purpose, and renewed my entire system. Great features for anyone upgrading!
Cons: Only weakness is that Mac is updating so quickly it's OS X's that I'm afraid that this update will become an old one before long.
Summary: I upgraded from 10.2, and this is definitely an improvement. The system seems very stable, with fewer freezes. I tend to get too many windows and applications open at one time, and the system seems to work right along with me wihout slowing down until I've gotten REALLY carried away!
Pros: Fewer crashes & freezes. Safari is great! Haven't learned all the tricks yet, but it seems to be doing everything I want it to.
Cons: My printer manufacturers aren't yet posting drivers updated to 10.4. There seems to be a color shift in outputs from 10.2 to 10.4.
Summary: I have been using my iMac G3 running OS 9 for five years and was pleased with this operating system. I decided to upgrade my computer and bought in April, 2005 a new iMac G5 with OS X 10 (Panther) and again was impressed with the performance of Panther. I was disappointed that two months later the new iMac’s came out with Tiger and a 250 hard drive at a cheaper price, my timing was off by two months.
Pros: More features than Panther and worth the upgrade.
Summary: I was using one of the first version of OS X 10.2. This version 10.4 seems much improved. Be sure after installing to check for and install the latest updates, currently version 10.4.4. The version that was shipping was 10.4.2. I did have some minor problems with the shipped version, but after updating with the latest updates I haven't had any problems. For my older Epson ink jet printer I didn't find a newer driver for 10.4, only the 10.3.
Pros: Easy to install and use, good parent control features for controlling email and website access. Most features are easy to pick-up when trying.
Cons: I experienced one minor problems with the software as received in the box. After checking and installing the latest updates to version 10.4.4 things were fine.
Summary: I helped install Mac OS-X Tiger (10.4) onto my girlfriend's iBook which I use frequently as well. The upgrade went smoothly, and despite the iBook being 2.5 years old and with only 256MB memory Tiger seems to work well without any slowdown or clunkiness. We were also happy that the airport connection seems slightly improved over the old version she had - more bars to the same access points coupled with an apparently stronger connection.
Pros: Spotlight is a great feature. Dashboard is cute. Seemless transition to the new OS.
Summary: Overall, Tiger is better than the older 10.1.5. All three kids have already adapted to it. Also, you need the newer version to support the latest iTunes which in turn is needed for the iPOD nano and video. It did not cause any problems with old files, which was particularly important with the photos and songs already on the machine. Have not subscribed to .mac and am not sure I want to backup the HD through .mac.
Pros: Installation with older version 10.1.5 was straightforward (select move preferences vs. deleting the old OS). New features seem to be strong. Faster than old OS.