THE VOTES ARE IN and world+dog agree: Leopard is a smasheroonie. The voting is like a North Korean election with reviewers virtually unanimous in their praise of the latest Mac OS.
David Pogue of the New York Times was reduced to cartoon strip antics, describing features that “really do make you slap your head and say, “Of course!”. What, like Bugs Bunny?
He ends his paean with this People’s Friend like sign-off: “This Leopard has more than 300 new spots — and most of them are bright ones.”
The Leopard name gave critics plenty of licence and many were feline like it was a good opportunity to make puns, although few of them were catty.
For Computerworld, “Apple’s Leopard leaps to new heights” but the mag added a proviso about issues relating to older hardware.
You can find plenty more of this stuff around. The INQUIRER hasn't always been too Apple friendly but hats off: Apple has another big hit on its hands. If the stock weren’t already so high, maybe Forrest Gump would buy another load of shares.
Apple’s smart marketing has created plenty of pent-up demand and, predictably, many Mac addicts went to the usual BitTorrent sites to get early downloads. A lot of them were disappointed though, with more traffic being generated than a new YouTube clip of Britney getting out of a car, leading to a bad case of server congestion and user disappointment. µ
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