Apple Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger - Complete Product - Complete Product - 1 User

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Description
With innovative technologies built on a secure, reliable foundation, Tiger turns your Mac into a finely tuned instrument that lets you focus on the tasks at hand, whether that's creating a new workout soundtrack for your iPod, publishing a paper on the human genome or perfecting the special effects in an upcoming movie.Tiger's polished appearance makes what's onscreen as beautiful as the rest of your Mac - a sheer joy to behold and use. And thoughtful design decisions at every level let Apple engineers deliver breakthroughs such as Spotlight and Dashboard that put even more power at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy discovering all the wonderful things in your next OS.
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License Type Complete Product
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User Reviews
Mac OS X v.10.4.6 (used)
5 Star Review   By member rhfelton - Dec 8, 2010   

Strengths: Fast delivery, product as advertised, helpful information provided with delivery

The Tiger upgrade was promptly delivered for a fair price and installation proceeded smoothly. I rate the seller as excellent. A hardcopy of installation instructions was provided to aid in upgrade.

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smooth sailing with tiger
5 Star Review   By member joshuakeurentjes - Apr 28, 2006   

Strengths: dashboard, spotlight booth are easy to use and helpful

Weakness: have not found one yet

after using OX 10.2.8 i find that Tiger is a joy to work with. the improvements such as spotlight and dashboard are nice and useful but the thing that i use and enjoy most of the improvements is automater it just simply makes the repetitive task so much easier and faster so that i can do what i need and want to do

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Like a Whole New Computer
5 Star Review   By member swissms46 - Apr 21, 2006   

Strengths: Used this to repair a damaged Hard Disk & was without an ability to back-up files, yet this worked like a breeze for the purpose, and renewed my entire system. Great features for anyone upgrading!

Weakness: Only weakness is that Mac is updating so quickly it's OS X's that I'm afraid that this update will become an old one before long.

I purchased a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD package, having already been using the Tiger system on my Power Mac G4, but was without the installation disk (had received this computer from a relative, after they had purchased a new one with the OS already installed). I had come upon an emergency, where apparently had crashed entire system and could no longer access my hard disk. I was unable to startup at all, although the machinery was working. Upon further research & testing, I discovered that the disk was ok, but the operating system wouldn't start because I had deleted necessary files. I tried a repair utility, Disk Warrior, as I was able to boot up onto another CD, but it didn't replace what was needed. After purchasing the Tiger CD, I chose "Archive & Install" as my customized installation choice, and also checked "Preserve Users And Network Settings", unsure what all would be saved, but thinking that I would retain ability to access previous files, from old system, and copy them to new system. Surprisingly, after installing the new CD system, nearly everything of old system (personal files, music, photos, settings, bookmarks, most of the applications that I had installed) were readmitted as part of the new system automatically! In conclusion, this worked like a breeze to bring my computer back with everything intact, and, in addition, it appears to have re-enlivened lagging applications that had become defective, but now have been reinstalled as new. Everythings working much smoother & quicker. Only regret is that I purchased the Disk Warrior Repair disk, initially, to fix this breakdown. I am sure the Tiger OS X installation disk, however, will come in handy in future. The Tiger OS is bright & colorful, and has so many software applications & abilities that formerly were incompatible with old versions of Mac, and had only been compatible with Windows, such as ability to upload digital pics, play DVD's and Microsoft's Office group of software. The package comes with coupons for free Tiger download updates of the OS system. There is a greatly helpful accompanying booklet that showcases many of the Tiger features with tips on how to use, many of I'd never taken time to put into use, even with having used Tiger system for months Very pleased, on the whole.

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Like a whole new computer
5 Star Review     

I purchased a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD package, having already been using the Tiger system on my Power Mac G4, but was without the installation disk (was given this by a relative when they purchased a new computer & had no longer needed this one). I had come upon an emergency, where apparently had crashed entire system and could longer even access my hard disk. I was unable to start-up at all, although the machinery was working. Upon further research & testing, I gladly discovered that the hard disk was still ok, but the operating system wouldn't start because I had deleted necessary start-up files. I tried a repair utility, Disk Warrior, as I was able to boot up onto another CD, but it didn't replace what was needed. After purchasing the Tiger CD, I chose "Archive & Install" as my customized installation choice, and also checked "Preserve Users And Network Settings", unsure what all would be saved, but thinking that I would then still retain ability to access previous files, from my old system, and copy them to new system. Surprisingly, when I had finished installing the new system, nearly everything of my old system (personal files, music, photos, settings, book marks, most of the applications that I had installed) was readmitted as part of the new system automatically, by having chosen "archive & install" as my installation option! I am still unsure what happens if I trash the folder that was created called "Previous System", where I thought my old system files would be transferred to, but it appears that they are already with new system, and that folder doesnt appear to contain my personal files & settings. In conclusion, this worked like a breeze to bring my computer back with everything intack, and, in addition, it appears to have reenlivened lagging applications that apparently had become defective, but now have been reinstalled as new. Everythings working much smoother & quicker. My only regret is that I purchased a Disk Warrior initially to fix this breakdown. I am sure the Tiger installation disk, however, will come in handy in future. The Tiger OS is bright & colorful, and has so many software applications & abilities that formerly were incompatible with old versions of Mac, and only compatible with windows, such as ability to upload digital cameras, play DVD's and Microsoft's Office group of appliations. The package comes with coupons for free Tiger download updates of the OS system. There is a greatly helpful accompanying booklet that showcases many of the Tiger features with tips on how to use, many of which I had previously not taken time to put into use, even with having used Tiger system for months.

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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (Full Product)
4 Star Review   By member rosetree - Mar 30, 2006   

Strengths: Fewer crashes & freezes. Safari is great! Haven't learned all the tricks yet, but it seems to be doing everything I want it to.

Weakness: My printer manufacturers aren't yet posting drivers updated to 10.4. There seems to be a color shift in outputs from 10.2 to 10.4.

I upgraded from 10.2, and this is definitely an improvement. The system seems very stable, with fewer freezes. I tend to get too many windows and applications open at one time, and the system seems to work right along with me wihout slowing down until I've gotten REALLY carried away!

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Mac OS X 10.4.3 Version
5 Star Review   By member nancy26 - Feb 17, 2006   

Strengths: More features than Panther and worth the upgrade.

Weakness: None So Far.

I have been using my iMac G3 running OS 9 for five years and was pleased with this operating system. I decided to upgrade my computer and bought in April, 2005 a new iMac G5 with OS X 10 (Panther) and again was impressed with the performance of Panther. I was disappointed that two months later the new iMac’s came out with Tiger and a 250 hard drive at a cheaper price, my timing was off by two months. Since I have many applications still running in Classic, Panther was still much better than OS 9. While I was disappointed with Panther not being able to save web pages with the links and photos, I had only a few issues with Panther and continued to use it. I finally decided to purchased Tiger, and in 45 minutes it was installed. Before installing it, I called Apple techs and got some excellent information. One being that after Tiger is installed, and before starting any applications, go to the Software Updates and click on that to get the latest updates from Apple. Before installing Tiger, I backed up my important folders, address book and iPhoto Library and burned a CD. I then ran Disk Warrior to check my hard drive, closed all open applications and then installed Tiger OS X 10.4.3 version. I did not do a clean install because I did not want to put in all my other applications, and after running Disk Warrior, I felt that my hard drive was in good order. The install went great and after the Software Update that updated Java, iTunes and OS X to10.4.5, I opened up my mail program, Safari, AppleWorks, and other applications and they all worked well. While I have not explored all of the new features, in one day I have found that Dashboard, Spotlight, Mail and Safari are all excellent with better performance. In Safari, I can save web sites with links and photos and this makes the upgrade worth it. Since I like to view golf videos on the web, I can go to a page that uses Real Time Player, and now it automatically opens up the player to play the video that I want to see. In Panther, this did not work properly and I could not save the web page on my desktop with the video working. In Tiger, I went to my golf video site, played the video and it saved an archive of that page so that I can view it at a later date. From Safari’s RSS feature to secure Private Browsing and viewing PDF files, I can’t find anything bad to say. The mail program allows you to view emails with photos in them in a slide show and then save the photos to iPhoto, another plus. Spotlight is an excellent way to find files, documents or information created in any application, I found Panther’s search for files not to be as good as Spotlight. Dashboard with its Widgets is fun and it’s nice to have these at your fingertips to see your current weather, calculator, translation, unit convertor and others. I found that I would have to go to a web site to convert English to Spanish or look up a unit of measurement, and it’s all in Dashboard! Over all, I wish I had bought Tiger earlier, although Panther was much better than OS 9, Tiger is the Gold Standard.

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Good Parent Control Features
5 Star Review   By member leejr - Feb 2, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to install and use, good parent control features for controlling email and website access. Most features are easy to pick-up when trying.

Weakness: I experienced one minor problems with the software as received in the box. After checking and installing the latest updates to version 10.4.4 things were fine.

I was using one of the first version of OS X 10.2. This version 10.4 seems much improved. Be sure after installing to check for and install the latest updates, currently version 10.4.4. The version that was shipping was 10.4.2. I did have some minor problems with the shipped version, but after updating with the latest updates I haven't had any problems. For my older Epson ink jet printer I didn't find a newer driver for 10.4, only the 10.3. Which seems to work except, it is having problems trying to print larger format paper. So it may be a problem updating your other hardware drivers for this latest operating system until everyone updates their software to support this 10.4 operating system. Being a parent I like the easy controls for limiting email and website access for my kids account. Seems to be a good, stable operating system. Using iLife Photo '06 with this operating system is also better and faster.

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Mac OS X Tiger upgrade from 10.2 (jaguar)
5 Star Review   By member glicko - Jan 3, 2006   

Strengths: Spotlight is a great feature. Dashboard is cute. Seemless transition to the new OS.

Weakness: None so far.

I helped install Mac OS-X Tiger (10.4) onto my girlfriend's iBook which I use frequently as well. The upgrade went smoothly, and despite the iBook being 2.5 years old and with only 256MB memory Tiger seems to work well without any slowdown or clunkiness. We were also happy that the airport connection seems slightly improved over the old version she had - more bars to the same access points coupled with an apparently stronger connection. So far, we haven't had any compatibility problems with software installed under the older OS. The upgrade seems to have been well worth the price.

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Tiger
4 Star Review   By member glenngottfried - Dec 21, 2005   

Strengths: Installation with older version 10.1.5 was straightforward (select move preferences vs. deleting the old OS). New features seem to be strong. Faster than old OS.

Weakness: None so far.

Overall, Tiger is better than the older 10.1.5. All three kids have already adapted to it. Also, you need the newer version to support the latest iTunes which in turn is needed for the iPOD nano and video. It did not cause any problems with old files, which was particularly important with the photos and songs already on the machine. Have not subscribed to .mac and am not sure I want to backup the HD through .mac. Could have provided backup software and then promoted internet backup as an alternative. (Note, we have over 10GB of data files.)

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5 Star Review   By member dieterjk39 - Jun 27, 2005   

Strengths: Dashboard, Spotlight, Mail, Expose, Safari, Security, etc....

Weakness: None to think of

This is by far the best Operating System. The speed at which tiger plows through processes is amazing. Even on my older Mac machine this OS flies. Dashboard is by far my favorite and most used of the new updates. However, I am sure that once I need to start searching my older documents, Spotlight will be the most used. Spotlight searches so fast, before you can even finish typing it is already compiling results and narrows them down instantly as you type. It is absolutely amazing.

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Product Details
Description
With innovative technologies built on a secure, reliable foundation, Tiger turns your Mac into a finely tuned instrument that lets you focus on the tasks at hand, whether that's creating a new workout soundtrack for your iPod, publishing a paper on the human genome or perfecting the special effects in an upcoming movie.Tiger's polished appearance makes what's onscreen as beautiful as the rest of your Mac - a sheer joy to behold and use. And thoughtful design decisions at every level let Apple engineers deliver breakthroughs such as Spotlight and Dashboard that put even more power at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy discovering all the wonderful things in your next OS.
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License Type Complete Product
Media Format DVD-ROM
Summary
Product Title Apple Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger - Complete Product - Complete Product - 1 User
Manufacturer Apple
Power Score 4.5 | 13 Reviews
Software
Version / Edition: 10.4
Max License Size: 1 User
Recommended System Requirements
Recommended Disk Space: 4 GB
System Requirements
Required Disk Space: 3 GB
Required Processor Class: PowerPC G3
System Requirements: Processor: PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 Memory: 256 MB RAM Hard Disk Space: 3 GB; 4 GB (if you install the developer tools) Note: Video conferencing with iChat requires a compatible FireWire DV camera or web camera and broadband Internet access. One-to-one video conferencing requires a G5, G4 or 600MHz or faster G3 processor and 100-Kbps or faster broadband access. A multiway video conference requires a G5 or dual 1GHz or faster G4 processor and 384-Kbps or faster broadband access. A multiway video conference and a six-person multiway audio conference both require a G5, 1GHz G4 or dual 800MHz or faster G4 processor and 100-Kbps or faster broadband access.
Required Memory: 256 MB
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Upgrade Information: Not Applicable
SKU: DM9639ZA
Description: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
License Pricing: Standard
Software Name: Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger
Brand Name: Apple
User Reviews
Mac OS X v.10.4.6 (used)
5 Star Review   By member rhfelton - Dec 8, 2010   

Strengths: Fast delivery, product as advertised, helpful information provided with delivery

The Tiger upgrade was promptly delivered for a fair price and installation proceeded smoothly. I rate the seller as excellent. A hardcopy of installation instructions was provided to aid in upgrade.

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smooth sailing with tiger
5 Star Review   By member joshuakeurentjes - Apr 28, 2006   

Strengths: dashboard, spotlight booth are easy to use and helpful

Weakness: have not found one yet

after using OX 10.2.8 i find that Tiger is a joy to work with. the improvements such as spotlight and dashboard are nice and useful but the thing that i use and enjoy most of the improvements is automater it just simply makes the repetitive task so much easier and faster so that i can do what i need and want to do

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Like a Whole New Computer
5 Star Review   By member swissms46 - Apr 21, 2006   

Strengths: Used this to repair a damaged Hard Disk & was without an ability to back-up files, yet this worked like a breeze for the purpose, and renewed my entire system. Great features for anyone upgrading!

Weakness: Only weakness is that Mac is updating so quickly it's OS X's that I'm afraid that this update will become an old one before long.

I purchased a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD package, having already been using the Tiger system on my Power Mac G4, but was without the installation disk (had received this computer from a relative, after they had purchased a new one with the OS already installed). I had come upon an emergency, where apparently had crashed entire system and could no longer access my hard disk. I was unable to startup at all, although the machinery was working. Upon further research & testing, I discovered that the disk was ok, but the operating system wouldn't start because I had deleted necessary files. I tried a repair utility, Disk Warrior, as I was able to boot up onto another CD, but it didn't replace what was needed. After purchasing the Tiger CD, I chose "Archive & Install" as my customized installation choice, and also checked "Preserve Users And Network Settings", unsure what all would be saved, but thinking that I would retain ability to access previous files, from old system, and copy them to new system. Surprisingly, after installing the new CD system, nearly everything of old system (personal files, music, photos, settings, bookmarks, most of the applications that I had installed) were readmitted as part of the new system automatically! In conclusion, this worked like a breeze to bring my computer back with everything intact, and, in addition, it appears to have re-enlivened lagging applications that had become defective, but now have been reinstalled as new. Everythings working much smoother & quicker. Only regret is that I purchased the Disk Warrior Repair disk, initially, to fix this breakdown. I am sure the Tiger OS X installation disk, however, will come in handy in future. The Tiger OS is bright & colorful, and has so many software applications & abilities that formerly were incompatible with old versions of Mac, and had only been compatible with Windows, such as ability to upload digital pics, play DVD's and Microsoft's Office group of software. The package comes with coupons for free Tiger download updates of the OS system. There is a greatly helpful accompanying booklet that showcases many of the Tiger features with tips on how to use, many of I'd never taken time to put into use, even with having used Tiger system for months Very pleased, on the whole.

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Like a whole new computer
5 Star Review     

I purchased a Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger CD package, having already been using the Tiger system on my Power Mac G4, but was without the installation disk (was given this by a relative when they purchased a new computer & had no longer needed this one). I had come upon an emergency, where apparently had crashed entire system and could longer even access my hard disk. I was unable to start-up at all, although the machinery was working. Upon further research & testing, I gladly discovered that the hard disk was still ok, but the operating system wouldn't start because I had deleted necessary start-up files. I tried a repair utility, Disk Warrior, as I was able to boot up onto another CD, but it didn't replace what was needed. After purchasing the Tiger CD, I chose "Archive & Install" as my customized installation choice, and also checked "Preserve Users And Network Settings", unsure what all would be saved, but thinking that I would then still retain ability to access previous files, from my old system, and copy them to new system. Surprisingly, when I had finished installing the new system, nearly everything of my old system (personal files, music, photos, settings, book marks, most of the applications that I had installed) was readmitted as part of the new system automatically, by having chosen "archive & install" as my installation option! I am still unsure what happens if I trash the folder that was created called "Previous System", where I thought my old system files would be transferred to, but it appears that they are already with new system, and that folder doesnt appear to contain my personal files & settings. In conclusion, this worked like a breeze to bring my computer back with everything intack, and, in addition, it appears to have reenlivened lagging applications that apparently had become defective, but now have been reinstalled as new. Everythings working much smoother & quicker. My only regret is that I purchased a Disk Warrior initially to fix this breakdown. I am sure the Tiger installation disk, however, will come in handy in future. The Tiger OS is bright & colorful, and has so many software applications & abilities that formerly were incompatible with old versions of Mac, and only compatible with windows, such as ability to upload digital cameras, play DVD's and Microsoft's Office group of appliations. The package comes with coupons for free Tiger download updates of the OS system. There is a greatly helpful accompanying booklet that showcases many of the Tiger features with tips on how to use, many of which I had previously not taken time to put into use, even with having used Tiger system for months.

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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (Full Product)
4 Star Review   By member rosetree - Mar 30, 2006   

Strengths: Fewer crashes & freezes. Safari is great! Haven't learned all the tricks yet, but it seems to be doing everything I want it to.

Weakness: My printer manufacturers aren't yet posting drivers updated to 10.4. There seems to be a color shift in outputs from 10.2 to 10.4.

I upgraded from 10.2, and this is definitely an improvement. The system seems very stable, with fewer freezes. I tend to get too many windows and applications open at one time, and the system seems to work right along with me wihout slowing down until I've gotten REALLY carried away!

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Mac OS X 10.4.3 Version
5 Star Review   By member nancy26 - Feb 17, 2006   

Strengths: More features than Panther and worth the upgrade.

Weakness: None So Far.

I have been using my iMac G3 running OS 9 for five years and was pleased with this operating system. I decided to upgrade my computer and bought in April, 2005 a new iMac G5 with OS X 10 (Panther) and again was impressed with the performance of Panther. I was disappointed that two months later the new iMac’s came out with Tiger and a 250 hard drive at a cheaper price, my timing was off by two months. Since I have many applications still running in Classic, Panther was still much better than OS 9. While I was disappointed with Panther not being able to save web pages with the links and photos, I had only a few issues with Panther and continued to use it. I finally decided to purchased Tiger, and in 45 minutes it was installed. Before installing it, I called Apple techs and got some excellent information. One being that after Tiger is installed, and before starting any applications, go to the Software Updates and click on that to get the latest updates from Apple. Before installing Tiger, I backed up my important folders, address book and iPhoto Library and burned a CD. I then ran Disk Warrior to check my hard drive, closed all open applications and then installed Tiger OS X 10.4.3 version. I did not do a clean install because I did not want to put in all my other applications, and after running Disk Warrior, I felt that my hard drive was in good order. The install went great and after the Software Update that updated Java, iTunes and OS X to10.4.5, I opened up my mail program, Safari, AppleWorks, and other applications and they all worked well. While I have not explored all of the new features, in one day I have found that Dashboard, Spotlight, Mail and Safari are all excellent with better performance. In Safari, I can save web sites with links and photos and this makes the upgrade worth it. Since I like to view golf videos on the web, I can go to a page that uses Real Time Player, and now it automatically opens up the player to play the video that I want to see. In Panther, this did not work properly and I could not save the web page on my desktop with the video working. In Tiger, I went to my golf video site, played the video and it saved an archive of that page so that I can view it at a later date. From Safari’s RSS feature to secure Private Browsing and viewing PDF files, I can’t find anything bad to say. The mail program allows you to view emails with photos in them in a slide show and then save the photos to iPhoto, another plus. Spotlight is an excellent way to find files, documents or information created in any application, I found Panther’s search for files not to be as good as Spotlight. Dashboard with its Widgets is fun and it’s nice to have these at your fingertips to see your current weather, calculator, translation, unit convertor and others. I found that I would have to go to a web site to convert English to Spanish or look up a unit of measurement, and it’s all in Dashboard! Over all, I wish I had bought Tiger earlier, although Panther was much better than OS 9, Tiger is the Gold Standard.

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Good Parent Control Features
5 Star Review   By member leejr - Feb 2, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to install and use, good parent control features for controlling email and website access. Most features are easy to pick-up when trying.

Weakness: I experienced one minor problems with the software as received in the box. After checking and installing the latest updates to version 10.4.4 things were fine.

I was using one of the first version of OS X 10.2. This version 10.4 seems much improved. Be sure after installing to check for and install the latest updates, currently version 10.4.4. The version that was shipping was 10.4.2. I did have some minor problems with the shipped version, but after updating with the latest updates I haven't had any problems. For my older Epson ink jet printer I didn't find a newer driver for 10.4, only the 10.3. Which seems to work except, it is having problems trying to print larger format paper. So it may be a problem updating your other hardware drivers for this latest operating system until everyone updates their software to support this 10.4 operating system. Being a parent I like the easy controls for limiting email and website access for my kids account. Seems to be a good, stable operating system. Using iLife Photo '06 with this operating system is also better and faster.

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Mac OS X Tiger upgrade from 10.2 (jaguar)
5 Star Review   By member glicko - Jan 3, 2006   

Strengths: Spotlight is a great feature. Dashboard is cute. Seemless transition to the new OS.

Weakness: None so far.

I helped install Mac OS-X Tiger (10.4) onto my girlfriend's iBook which I use frequently as well. The upgrade went smoothly, and despite the iBook being 2.5 years old and with only 256MB memory Tiger seems to work well without any slowdown or clunkiness. We were also happy that the airport connection seems slightly improved over the old version she had - more bars to the same access points coupled with an apparently stronger connection. So far, we haven't had any compatibility problems with software installed under the older OS. The upgrade seems to have been well worth the price.

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Tiger
4 Star Review   By member glenngottfried - Dec 21, 2005   

Strengths: Installation with older version 10.1.5 was straightforward (select move preferences vs. deleting the old OS). New features seem to be strong. Faster than old OS.

Weakness: None so far.

Overall, Tiger is better than the older 10.1.5. All three kids have already adapted to it. Also, you need the newer version to support the latest iTunes which in turn is needed for the iPOD nano and video. It did not cause any problems with old files, which was particularly important with the photos and songs already on the machine. Have not subscribed to .mac and am not sure I want to backup the HD through .mac. Could have provided backup software and then promoted internet backup as an alternative. (Note, we have over 10GB of data files.)

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5 Star Review   By member dieterjk39 - Jun 27, 2005   

Strengths: Dashboard, Spotlight, Mail, Expose, Safari, Security, etc....

Weakness: None to think of

This is by far the best Operating System. The speed at which tiger plows through processes is amazing. Even on my older Mac machine this OS flies. Dashboard is by far my favorite and most used of the new updates. However, I am sure that once I need to start searching my older documents, Spotlight will be the most used. Spotlight searches so fast, before you can even finish typing it is already compiling results and narrows them down instantly as you type. It is absolutely amazing.

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4 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Jun 17, 2005   

Strengths: spotlight

Weakness: performs best on newer computers

This is a solid upgrade from Apple, with some features that will become more and more important to you only after you begin using them. (The Spotlight search feature tops the list.) At first, it may not seem to be as big a deal as the marketers have made it, but for the price, it's absolutely worth the purchase. And once you customize your "Dashboard", you computer seems to have even more of a personality than ever before. For things like 3-way video conferencing, you really need a powerful and fast computer and broadband connection.

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5 Star Review   By member littlebudha - May 13, 2005   

Strengths: Appearance, fast, great search capability

Weakness: pricey, not enough software

The newest OS X is by far the best Operating system I have used so far... I have tried all the windows products, Linux, OS warp, etc... but I like the usability, speed of this software and would recommend anyone interested to upgrade their computer.

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2 Star Review   By member crpcookie - May 3, 2005   

Strengths: Nice features

Weakness: Uhhh... not much game titles for this OS

WINDOWS definately still is the bset choice for hardcore gamers. Hard to find good&new games that is compatible for MAC & Linux. MAC is a great OS overall. But not recommended for gamers. The search feature is really really advance. Overall, a neat/nice improvement over the last MAC-OS.

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