NYTimes’ David Pogue likes 2 features of “Tiger” enough to give it the tumbs up.
But with apologies to Mac-bashers everywhere, Spotlight changes everything. Tiger is the classiest version of Mac OS X ever and, by many measures, the most secure, stable and satisfying consumer operating system prowling the earth.
On iChat AV:
Mac OS X’s built-in programs have been upgraded, too. Of these, iChat AV, which permits free audio and video phone calls over the Internet, is the most spectacular. Up to 10 people can join a single audio conversation. And as long as one of the participants has a G5 Macintosh, four Tigered people with fast Internet connections can have a full-screen video chat. Your three partners, wherever they happen to be in the world, appear on three vertical panels, gorgeously reflected on a shiny black table surface. It may remind you of the flat, spinning panels that imprisoned the trio of villains at the end of “Superman II.” But it’s a jaw-dropping visual stunt that can bring distant collaborators face-to-face without plane tickets
On the other 198 features:
The rest of the 200 features don’t fall into any one visionary category; they’re an assortment of tweaks and upgrades that pile up like something out of Gilbert and Sullivan
Watching his little funny video stories is usally worth the trip, too. If we could only figure out why the NYTimes doesn’t use QuickTime to let you see them…