a.k.a. Leopard had been sold. And that this amounted to about 20% of the installed base. (I don't think the 5 million number includes copies of OS X 10.5 included with new computers.)Steve Jobs announced at Macworld San Francisco 2008 that 5 million copies of Mac OS X 10.5
When I heard (or rather, read) about this, I immediately thought, "Wow, that's a lot of beta testers!" Apple had seemingly succeeded into using these 5 million customers to weed out bugs that its internal QA team was unable to.
I'd been following the numerous problems that upgraders had faced. There's a very long list over at Macfixit.com. Issues included graphics distortions, incompatibility with existing programs, files deleted/changed, and more.
Other complaints not related to upgrades had to do with an important component: the user interface. The three main complaints were the translucent menus, Downloads folder in the Dock, and difficult-to-identify folders.
Which is why I did not upgrade to Leopard. I'm waiting for the bugs and other silliness to be more-or-less removed before taking the dive. Or maybe I'll spring for a new computer for the Intel CPU and faster speeds.
Look back at 2016
4 months ago