Published Jul 1, 2004

So far, I actually like my new system pretty well. I’m configuring everything just the way I like it, and am becoming comfortable with Windows XP. Then Apple comes along and announces Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and makes me jealous.

Tiger offers almost everything I am looking for in an operating system. In addition to all of the wonderful things in OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Tiger adds clever things like easy-to-hide little utilities, pervasive and fast search, real accessability, and an easy way to make automatic, repeatable tasks. Stuff that real people who really want to use their computers better can take advantage of. Stuff that Microsoft has promised for Longhorn, in 2006 or 2007.

So, I’ll be jealous for a bit. I’m sure that, when I start using the PC-only applications promised in my orientation packet, and start easily collaborating with my classmates, I’ll appreciate this PC.

Until then, oh yes, I’ll be plenty jealous.