I still haven’t purchased Leopard, and truthfully, I can’t miss what I’ve never used. To me, it’s almost as if Apple never released an upgrade, and I’m just peacefully typing away in Tiger, oblivious to the rest of the Apple world using Leopard. Am I really missing out? I don’t believe so.
The fact is, I’ve always been the one in line to purchase every Mac OS from 10.1 and up. Leopard is the first release where I didn’t go out and buy it within the first few weeks. I’m not really saving that much money, either, so I can’t really figure out why I am waiting.
A part of me says, “If they can’t fix what’s wrong with Tiger, why should I upgrade to Leopard?”
Another part of me says, “Maybe Leopard will fix what’s wrong with Tiger.”
Another part of me sighs and thinks, “I’m tired of operating systems.”
This could be it. Perhaps I am no longer able to get excited over an operating system. Most of my content resides on the web – remote servers, web hosts, online apps. I don’t place a lot of emphasis on local operating systems anymore. As long as I can conduct the standard utilities, I don’t need extensive upgrades every two years.
I can’t explain my reasons for being fickle.
I’ve asked for Leopard for Christmas just so I can be in tune with the rest of the world. After all, as a content creator, I should be using the latest tools and gadgets. My reviews and opinions won’t mean much in five years if I’m still explaining details about Tiger. Even simple screenshots from Tiger are becoming outdated.