Apple has become the new Microsoft

Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So, people often ask me, why do I not use Windows. The reason is simple, nothing works right. Granted, many thing work, but none of them correctly. There are little tiny bugs in everything that, if the programmers had any competence in design, shouldn’t exist. Now Apple has fallen to the same regime.

I have been running Leopard for some time now. I don’t think a single day has gone by without running into a notable bug. To make matters worse, none of them were fixed with the recent update. That means I get frustrated every day with things that don’t work correctly, which is reminiscent of my experience on windows.

I am seriously considering “upgrading” to Tiger simply because it actually works correctly, which is something that cannot be said for Leopard.

P.S. I have been using macs for over a decade. Leopard is the most bug ridden OS I have used yet.

Legacy Comments:

Adam Freeman - Dec 22, 2007

I use Tiger and I have not upgraded to Leopard because Tiger is awesome. My MacBook hardly ever crashes. What I figured before taking a look at Leopard is they probably cranked to get it out in time so it would be more buggy. Adam

Noah Coad - Jan 4, 2008

Just got to say, I’ve been using Windows Vista 64bit for a few months now and it is running smooth, real smooth. It was a rough start re-learning where old options and new stuff is. Sure I encounter an occasional hiccup every few days (like an app that I have to force to close), but it’s actually running more reliably than Windows XP was for me. I use IE7 Pro and RoboForm with IE to get a lot of Firefox like behavior, disable User Access Protection, and use AutoHotKey to automatically eliminate pop-up dialogs. In the end, I’m left with a surprisingly smooth Vista experience.

Graham Booker - Jan 4, 2008

Noah, I guess I sort of implied, but not really, that I was comparing the current Apple OS to MS’s past OSs. In using Leopard, I keep finding little annoyances, the vast majority of which are not crashes, just things that don’t work, or don’t work right. It is still usable, if you are willing to work around these nuisances. Anyway, the whole experience reminds me of when I used Windows NT 4 where I encountered a litany of little things that didn’t work right, plus a blue screen about once a week. Yes, that was a long time ago, but to be honest, it was the last time I used any Windows for extended periods of time. I have yet to use any version of Vista for myself. My entire experience with it (and people keep asking my opinion of it for some reason) is limited to seeing Vista Home on a cheap laptop. The time for it to do things could be measured in minutes and the whole thing felt like watching paint dry. All I was trying to do was connect to the wireless network, and it took me about 15-20 minutes. I do not know if it was the OS or the hardware, but that was very disconcerting. I suppose I’ll post my real experiences with Vista once I actually use it and can give it a fair trial.

Ronald - Jan 10, 2008

Hello, I downgraded to Tiger couple days ago and I was releaved that FCP and Maya worked as they should be. No Leopard for me!