Re: Why I sometimes wish I had a Mac
True, but then again, a lot of what was new in those "full version releases" was stuff OSX really should have had built-in from the start.
Apple's releases over the last few years:
2001-04-24 - 10.0 (Cheetah)
2001-09-25 - 10.1 (Puma) (free upgrade though)
2002-08-24 - 10.2 (Jaguar)
2003-10-24 - 10.3 (Panther)
2005-??-?? - 10.4 (Tiger)
Microsoft's releases over the last few years:
2001-10-25 - Windows XP
2006-??-?? - Longhorn
They have been trying to get all they can out of the 10.xxx series (guess Mac OS-X just isn't as cool at 11.xx). I think 10.2 is up to 10.2.8
I love my macs, but make my money from windows. I think I'd be rather unhappy if stuck with only one of them.
As a note- agree the upgrade path on OS-X has been expensive. I remember the days when Apple only charged for .0 and .5 release, now every .1 is getting a bit much. Agree also- a lot of it is unfinished work in the earlier ones. None the less, no activation codes, so buy it once and can load it on all my 3 macs....