August 03, 2005

MacOS X Tiger Woes

Glad to see I am not the only one frustrated and concerned about the quality of Tiger.

From drunkenblog:

I think most real users know, in our heart of hearts, that Mac OS X has been misfiring quite a bit lately, and that 10.4 was almost a total misfire in terms of actually using it. It doesn't mean we're going to switch, it doesn't mean we've given up, it just means we know something is wrong.

My daily experience of Tiger involves, oh, let's see:

  • Waiting . . . lots of waiting for apps to un-busy themselves. Particularly Safari, which I've just about given up on.

  • Waiting . . . for to, well, to do whatever it is that takes so long for it to do. It's incredibly slow compared to the Panther version.

  • Waiting . . . for apps to actually terminate after I've tried quitting them or even force quitting them. Did I mention Safari? Mail? Those are the two usual suspects.

    Tiger was supposed to be a Big Deal. For me it's been a Big Wait.

    Posted by brian at August 3, 2005 09:35 AM

  • Comments

    I'm not sure what you are talking about. I used all the time and have not experienced what you have. I don't use Safari because it doesn't do everything I need it to do. I used Camino for my main browser (

    Posted by: Mark at August 8, 2005 11:25 PM

    Hm. Well. I guess the big wait for me is the wait to upgrade. Still running 10.3.8. I guess I'll do whatever upgrade changes it to 10.3.9 and await word that Tiger got faster.

    Posted by: Susan Kitchens at August 9, 2005 03:48 PM

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