Ars Technica’s Mac OS 10.4 Tiger Review


http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/macosx-10.4.ars


This is really a fine piece of review.


I haven’t read much about Mac OS X from a developer’s prospective. From the review, Apple is doing some real good fundation work.

Comments (6)

  1. meh says:

    The CoreImage requires a Radeon 9700 or higher, but the Mac Minis have a 9200 so do you think the MacMinis will be updated at some point? Im holding out on buying one for now incase they are.

  2. SIngle threaded kernel!! says:

    Erk! Only a single thread is allowed in the kernal at any one time, that sucks!. Mac mini is dead out of the box with this release of OS X. The hardware is not powerful enough to run the new features.

  3. moo says:

    I wanted to get a mac mini to dev on but the UI is only 32bits and the other parts are 64bit, fat binaries and all that. Sounds messy.

    Pitty, I think OS X is a great place to brush up on UI skills 😀

  4. jon m says:

    >>Mac mini is dead out of the box with this release of OS X. The hardware is not powerful enough to run the new features.<<

    I think you missed the point. Unlike Quartz, most people won’t need blazingly fast CoreImage performance, and those that do would want a higher-end machine anyways. Mac Mini users will appreciate the overall boost in responsiveness and performance resulting from the numerous improvements to the core operating system.

  5. jon m says:

    >>I wanted to get a mac mini to dev on but the UI is only 32bits and the other parts are 64bit, fat binaries and all that. Sounds messy<<

    The Mac Mini has a 32-bit processor anyways.