Fudzilla called Vista and Leopard 2007ís most disappointing products.<br><br>The following article is from Fudzilla. Fudzilla also trashed Vista. <br>I took out most references to Vista because I could absolutely care less.<br>If you want to see the article in full, click HERE.<br><br>I do not have Leopard as yet. I plan on getting it with the new Mac Pro.<br>Does anyone agree or disagree with Fudzilla?<br><br>From Fudzilla:<br><br>2007, the year of the sub-par operating systems<br><br>During 2007, marketers at Apple and Microsoft enthusiastically peddled the next generation of operating systems. Apple had its Leopard and Microsoft had Vista. Both operating systems arrived late. Microsoft held the record for being a few years late, while Apple was just a few months late.<br><br>The reason for the late arrival of Leopard was because Apple was too preoccupied with its iPhone range, which would arguably make it more money than Leopard ever could. It withheld developers from Leopard to make sure that the iPhone made the sales that Steve Jobs wanted.<br><br>After Leopard came out, it was clear that it was not really fit for the purpose intended. Leopard was just spotty (pun intended) with hundreds of bugs that should have been dealt with during the QA. Leopard did not offer anything that really could be considered "new." It did not seem to offer anything that could not be had from Apple's Tiger Operating System. However, did have a lot of bugs. Even the most faithful Apple user had his and her faith tested when the operating system just switched itself off, or the back-up system lost data. What was worse was that some of these bugs had been fixed in earlier versions of OS-X.<br><br>Apple did its best. It blamed everyone else before issuing a major patch, which made Microsoft's Vista patching efforts look lightweight. Value for money, however, Leopard was not. Many users have reported to us that they are going back to Tiger, and those who still have the operating system say there is no way they are paying more than $100 to 'upgrade' it. After the first flush of sales had gone, they started to dry up.<br><br>Apple, at least, had the advantage that its loyal customer base were stupid enough to run out and upgrade without engaging their brains. They also had a tame U.S. IT press, which spouted positive reviews to encourage wavering buyers.<br><br>The only consolation that Apple and Microsoft have had this year is that the Linux desktop has not been able to give them both the good kicking they deserve. Although Linux has been doing quite well in building up the technology that matches Apple and Microsoft on the desktop, it is still server-focused and not really interested in stealing their markets. It has also been hamstrung by the lack of interest from commercial software developers to support it.<br><br>Our prediction for next year is that with neither Microsoft nor Apple having anything interesting to offer, and things will stay the same. Leopard and Vista will stay on the shelf. Apple will concentrate on making its entertainment gizmos.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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