Let me mention two things up front. First, thanks to my buddy Taylor for the free copy of Leopard. Second, I have been extremely satisfied with my Macbook up to this point.
So Mac's newest version of its operating system, titled "Leopard," arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. Despite being in the middle of finals and needing my computer to study for the following day's pathology test, I was so eager to get this bad boy up and running that I began the installation process right away. Foolish me.
It soon became apparent that I could go outside, track, and trap an actual leopard in the "wild" faster than my computer could finish the installation. After a few hours, it finally finished. I installed all updates.
No problems. Things were quiet...too quiet.
The next evening, I discovered that I could not load certain websites anymore. One of these was espn.com. Obviously this was unacceptable and debilitating. So I decided to go back to the old standby "Tiger" operating system.
Well, at 4:00 am later that same night, I was still working to recover all my files which apparently decided to enter the Witness Protection Program during this reversion. At one point it looked like I had lost everything; miraculously, everything was recovered.
After that, I've decided to stay away from Leopard for now. One wonders what other big cats Mac can possibly use for titles here. Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, and now Leopard are taken. What's next? Lynx? Cougar? Ocelot? For my money, this "leopard" would have been more appropriately named "Diseased Wildebeest" or "One-legged Nag."
P.S. Who voted "$100" in the poll? My school would like your phone number.