Did Leopard Rush to Make the Holiday Vista Missed?

I've been testing Mac OS X 10.5 on three Macs, one a MacBook Pro, all with Intel processors. There's something about Leopard that feels unfinished, like it left the den before reaching full maturity. On Saturday, I installed Leopard as upgrades on the three computers, and glitches have occurred on them all. I chose the upgrade option, rather than a clean install, as that's what I expect typical buyers to do.

The number of hiccups—and program crashes—is surprising for a Mac operating system. There are plenty of application incompatibilities, too. For example, Adobe has acknowledged compatibility problems between Lightroom 1.2 and Leopard; an update is expected in a few weeks.

Numerous Web forums are bulging with complaints about installation and compatibility problems and user interface changes (yeah, black text on dark gray was a really smart decision).

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It only has a few glitches, I had an install problem but apart from that it's more stable than tiger in some places.

I've installed it on:
PowerBook G4 [Wipe]
New MacBook [Upgrade]
New iMac [Wipe]
PowerMac G4 [Wipe]

Everything is perfect, I haven't had any problems! VERY Impressed, by no means is this rushed.

I believe you, and I'm glad you're not having problems. It goes the same for Vista users. Most of the people I've seen talk about have no problems and love it. I'm also glad they're not having problems.

RAID 0 said,
I believe you, and I'm glad you're not having problems. It goes the same for Vista users. Most of the people I've seen talk about have no problems and love it. I'm also glad they're not having problems.

You're totally right! I bought and installed Vista within weeks of its release, had a a few problems (all driver problems, no big) and I haven't had a problems since. I love it. But that's just me there are plenty of others who have had a lot of problems with Vista. I think it happens with virtually every piece of software or device made. There are to many different environments to accommodate everyone's needs.

Kutster said,

You're totally right! I bought and installed Vista within weeks of its release, had a a few problems (all driver problems, no big) and I haven't had a problems since. I love it. But that's just me there are plenty of others who have had a lot of problems with Vista. I think it happens with virtually every piece of software or device made. There are to many different environments to accommodate everyone's needs.

If only more people would think that way....

I am sorry to hear people are having problems, we have 5 macs in our house and did a clean install on 1 and an upgrade on the other 4 and have had no problems at all so far.

Everything he said was true. I just bought a new Mac preinstalled with Leopard and it has problems.

1) During Time Machine, my iTunes stops playing or skips parts of songs.
2) Finder "crashes" repeatedly when I'm trying to explore-- I'm sorry FIND-- other computers in my network.
3) Whenever I try to run a moderate intensive game (ex: AOE3), the screen blinks on and off and you can see the desktop, icons, and any applications you have, and after like 10x fast blinking, it goes to the game.
4) Safari is the slowest thing on Earth, so I'm using Firefox again!
5) iTunes can't read some of the files that it could read on my friends mac, he has tiger.
6) Boot-up is slower than Tiger (although I expected this as its a newer OS)
....
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There are a lot more that irritate me but I don't want to sound like a MS Fanboy or something. I'm no one's boy. I'm just an unsatisfied Apple customer. (There customer service is great though, the just can't fix my problems.)

There are also numerous forums and websites bulging with users who have only good things to say about Leopard. But hey bad news always seems to be a better attraction for some.
Yet this is an article from a Microsoft related website so what would we expect otherwise. Yes, Leopard is causing a minor amount of hiccups but these pale in comparison to the fiasco Vista caused on release and still causes 10 months later. As for the lame attempt to suggest that Leopard was rushed mr Parker should remember that it is actually overdue as Leopard was scheduled for a June release. But then Parker was probably still stuck in vista no drivers land back then and never noticed.

How has Leopard been rushed? It was originally meant to come out in Spring this year, then delayed till October. Hardly call delaying the release, rushed.

kraized said,
How has Leopard been rushed? It was originally meant to come out in Spring this year, then delayed till October. Hardly call delaying the release, rushed. :huh:

You can't determine something hasn't been rushed just because it's late.

kraized said,
How has Leopard been rushed? It was originally meant to come out in Spring this year, then delayed till October. Hardly call delaying the release, rushed. :huh:

Rushed = unfinished, unstable, prone to bugs, not production ready... It does not apply just to Apple/MS. Many companies do "release now, fix later", especially considering holidays are coming.

Vista was supposed to be released ages ago...delayed God only knows how many times, and released in Jan and can still considered to be rushed. So there is no relation between calling something rushed and something being delayed.