Like many others, I’m having more and more problems with Leopard on my four-core, 4GB RAM, 3+TB disk Mac Pro. In addition to my previously mentioned problems, which have only gotten worse, let’s see…
- HP printer and scanner drivers are a mess. HP says, We’re working on it.
- My wireless Microsoft mouse gets lost requiring more reboots.
- Mail can’t recover from once being able to send through my SMTP server.
- Forget about Parallels. Once you run it, just assume you’ll reboot within an hour.
- QuickTime has completely crapped out. I can’t play anything with a filename ending in .mpg. The application (QT, iTunes, or anything else using the QT engine) crashes.
- Like Oliver Rist wrote on PCMag.com, it doesn’t just work like Tiger used to.
Two things are clear to me:
- Third-party ISVs like HP and Parallels weren’t given adequate opportunity to develop and test with this software.
- Someone in senior management said “ship it!” despite the recommendations of his/her QA department in order to meet the already once-delayed release date. Whatever you might say about Microsoft, they don’t have too much trouble missing multiple release dates.