LA Times Columnist, Jim Heid, Grades OS X’s Usefulness

| News

LA Times columinst, Jim Heid, gives OS X a B-. Jim Heid, Apple technology columinsts for the LA Times and contributing editor for Macworld magazine, takes a look at OS X to see how well it fits in the areas where the Mac OS has been known to excel. Mr. Heid writes:

How can you tell whether OS X is for you? Start by determining whether the programs you need are available in native OS X form. Hereis an end-of-year report card that grades how well OS X addresses each major program category.

Mr. Heid lists 8 catagories covering the business aspects of using a Mac and the average grade works out to be a B-. Mr. Heid concludes:

The bottom line: For many of the niches where the Mac is popular, the transition to OS X will take more time. But for mainstream business and Internet use, OS X has reached its stride. Iim using OS X daily, and Iim restarting under OS 9 less often all the time.

Check out the article at the LA Times online.

Sign Up for the Newsletter

Join the TMO Express Daily Newsletter to get the latest Mac headlines in your e-mail every weekday.

No Comments

Log-in to comment