Today Apple announced April 29 as release date of the update to OS X , “Tiger.” For those who have only ever used Windows, there IS a much better operating system out there. Just peruse through Apple’s Tiger showcase and see an alternative operating system that you could be using.
I had the good fortune of watching demos of the nicest features of Tiger at January’s MacWold Expo in San Francisco, and it was pretty impressive. One of the coolest new things was Spotlight, Tiger’s new search tool. It finds and categorizes search results as you type search term in. No need to hit a search or submit button. It also brings up results within e-mail messages, text within pdfs, and even photo meta info. To see what I’m talking about, you have to see Spotlight in action.
That’s just one of the great NEW things about Tiger–OS X’s previous versions full of features that make life a lot easier both for the average Joe who wants to do simple tasks as well as power users who want speed, efficiency, and the freedom from the quirks and frustrations of Windows. Oh, and I’m told various Linux flavors have the same advantages over Windows…
I run a pretty tight ship, but even after defragging, uninstalling, and cleaning up, my Windows machine at home was running so very slow that I finally had to do a clean wipe and re-install of Windows just 2 weeks ago. My startup time went from 7 minutes (I used to have to restart my computer and go make myself a cup of tea while waiting) to less than 2 after my reinstall. Everything else ran so much faster too. Users shouldn’t have to deal with this sort of thing!!!