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Leopard just a knockoff of Vista?

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I agree with most but not all of his points. I almost did not upgrade to Leopard. What was holding me back was a lack of any “must have it” features. I just did not see any for me, personally. What tipped me into buying was after I read a review of TimeMachine and how it worked.

Currently I use a home made NAS that I cobbled together from an old PC. It works but there is not automated backup and the fan noise from the old motherboard limits its location to the basement. With…

Leopard just a knockoff of Vista?

I agree with most but not all of his points. I almost did not upgrade to Leopard. What was holding me back was a lack of any “must have it” features. I just did not see any for me, personally. What tipped me into buying was after I read a review of TimeMachine and how it worked.

Currently I use a home made NAS that I cobbled together from an old PC. It works but there is not automated backup and the fan noise from the old motherboard limits its location to the basement. With TimeMachine I can attached a FireWire drive to the mac mini in my family room and with a switch backups are less of a chore.

Leopard is a great Operating System and will excite developers more than the normal user. But these new features, although good, aren’t great due to delays and being spoiled early on. I am not dissing Leopard, but this is something that had to happen, and while it was touted as a Vista competitor, it’s more of a pretty knockoff in that Leopard won’t convince you to switch if Tiger didn’t and the ‘Wow’ factor is lacking”

(Via Apple Matters | Mac OS X Leopard: Just a Pretty Vista Knockoff.)