The Seattle Times has a
positive story on Mac OS X featuring the authors own tips and mistakes.
Writer Glenn Fleishman said that, taken as a whole, Mac OS X is a “rousing success.”
“It works. It runs older software. It handles most hairy situations by shutting down a program, not hanging the system. And it’s just plain cool. It’s not your high school Mac, any more. You have to learn some new navigation styles, memorize new keystrokes, and change habits.”
Despite all this, Fleishman does warn that Mac OS X is a whole new critter and offers some tips on installing the OS. In addition to offering his tips the author also notes some of the mistakes he made while installing and using OS X.
“After learning these tips and correcting my mistakes, I was able to fully enjoy OS X running several OS X-tailored applications,” Fleishman said. “These include Internet Explorer preview 5.1, iMovie 2, iTunes, and StuffIt Expander. I also ran, all at once, Microsoft Word, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Photoshop, and Qualcomm Eudora. I even ran a software package that creates its own little Web server with nary a problem. None of the software showed any slowdown or error, although occasionally text displayed a few seconds after typing.”