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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Upgrade Path

I’m fairly certain that every person who has the slightest interest whether or not I’ve upgraded my computer to Mac OS X 10.4 also reads this blog, so here’s my answer.

Yes, I have my copy of Tiger. It’s sitting on my desk at work.

No, I have not installed it yet, and it will likely not get installed until late-July at the soonest.

Two and a half months? Why?

The original reason is no longer the primary reason. Every Macintosh authority that I trust has almost unanimously agreed that it’s probably a good idea to wait until the 10.4.1 update is released. I’m siding with that precaution.

The now-primary reason is based entirely on the fact that I’ve got far too many other things going on between now and mid-July to monkey with the potential hassles of a major OS upgrade.

Those who know what I do for a living will understand when I say things like “behind schedule on publications,” “annual convocation,” and “two-week business trip to St. Louis,” not to mention my hope that an offer on a condo is accepted and I actually move in mid-June, prior to the St. Louis trip.

Those who don’t know what I do for a living can suffice to be told that that I’m simply busy as hell.

» Posted by ALBj at 11:10 PM (ET)
Category: Journal, Mac


It’s interesting that as Macs gain increased hardware compatibility in their operating system, the recommendation that a user wait for the first update becomes standard practice. The same recommendation has been in Windows since 95/98. I predict that the more mainstream Mac and Linux become, the more you will see similarities to the ups and downs of Windows.

» Posted by Queue
May 11, 2005 08:33 AM

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