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: 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.
Summary: This is a solid upgrade from Apple, with some features that will become more and more important to you only after you begin using them. (The Spotlight search feature tops the list.) At first, it may not seem to be as big a deal as the marketers have made it, but for the price, it's absolutely worth the purchase. And once you customize your "Dashboard", you computer seems to have even more of a personality than ever before.
Summary: As always a solid operating system from apple. I am not a first time user of this product, I have several years of experience using this particular version on another computer and feel that a 4 star rating is fair for its usability compared to later versions.
Getting considerably more value out of my computer
27 March 2011
Summary: Installed Mac OS X 10.4 on my older Emac computer and can say that it has made a key difference in the usefulness of this computer. With the old version (10.3) I was not even able to use Facebook efficiently. When trying to watch videos on Youtube, my browser would crash. All of this has been resolved and my computer, which I purchased used for a fraction of the price it would cost to get a new one, is now sufficient for most of what I like to do with it.
Nicht perfekt, aber ideal für die Arbeit mit Dokumenten
7 October 2012
Summary: Einführung Wer sich momentan für einen Mac entscheidet, bekommt OS X inklusive der iLife-Suite mitgeliefert, die die Fotoverwaltung iPhoto, die Videoschnitt-Software iMovie und die Musiksoftware GarageBand beinhaltet. Nicht mehr zur iLife-Suite gehören iWeb, ein Programm mit dem man Webseiten kreieren konnte und iDVD, um Menüs für DVDs zu erstellen. Um den Umstieg von Windows zu erleichtern, liefert Apple also eine ganze Reihe an Software mit.
Pros: Sehr leicht einzurichten, großer Funktionsumfang, flotte Geschwindigkeit
Cons: Auswahl an Software und Spielen, nicht optimiert für Spiele, stellenweise Bugs
Mac OS X "Lion", Mac OS X "Mountain Lion",.. was soll das denn?
16 July 2012
Summary: Anfangs bin ich davon ausgegangen, dass mit Mac OS X Lion das letzte Mac-Betriebssystem erschienen ist. Grund für diese Annahme: Mit Windows 8 hat Microsoft ein Betriebssystem "geschaffen", dass auf Computer und Smartphones installiert werden kann. Und daher erwarte man von Apple etwas ähnliches.