The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Leopard Wins PC Magazine's OS War 2008

Leopard Wins PC Magazine's OS War 2008

by , 12:55 PM EST, February 18th, 2008

PC Magazine's March issue pitted Mac OS X 10.5.1 against Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu Linux 7.10 in every imaginable category, price, installation, interface, security and more. Leopard won four of the eight categories and was the overall winner.

Leopard won the installation, interface, bundled software and security categories. Ubuntu Linux won on price. Windows XP won the third party software, drivers, and networking categories. Vista didn't win in any of the categories.

PC Magazine concluded: "Mac OS X 10.5.1 is the product to pick for our mythical average user who wants something secure, easy to install, and easy to master. That you can run Windows and Ubuntu on today's Intel-based Macs -- enabling you to use all these OSs on the same PC -- is just gravy."

In the final tally, Leopard received a 4 out of 5 rating, XP SP2 3.5, Ubuntu 3.5 and Vista 3 out of 5.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 27th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Thu,11:02 PM
HP Envy 34c Curved Display Video Review
6:18 PM
Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company
5:30 PM
Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection: $29.99
1:22 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-26: Apple’s Siri Speaker, HP’s Envy 34c Display
1:00 PM
The Display You’ve Always Wanted For Your Mac: HP Z34c
9:15 AM
iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup
Wed,4:40 PM
ACM 361: Purism, Privacy, Apple, and Surveillance Capitalism
4:37 PM
iOS Coding Mastery Bundle: $39
3:58 PM
Apple Can’t Keep a Secret
2:05 PM
Apple’s Penchant for Privacy Makes Siri ‘Speaker’ Hard, but That’s Why We’ll Want It
1:33 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-25: Apple Hires Jon Callas, Microsoft’s Smartphone Failure
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!