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Re: Mac OS X Leopard (Re: new problem)

On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

I just think Apple shouldn't put out anything until it's ready; I don't like being a guinea pig for them (unless I'm being paid to do so). Apple should tell you that their OS updates don't work with some printers, some scanners, and that you might lose other functions on your computer as well. If they did, I missed the memo.
Ah, Diana... you remind me of a line I quoted in Post-Factory #1: page 31, quoting Paul Saffo of the Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA (circa 1998):

" I would fire the CEO of any company that held its product until it was ready."

My son ran into this problem in the early days of his company. He was OF COURSE waiting to put his software on the market until it was "perfected." A well-meaning expert from an allied business advised him that if he kept that up he'd soon be out of business. (I haven't asked him if he followed that advice, tho he's still in business, so who knows?)

But, Diana, you pique my curiosity (I'm still back with tabby cat): What is the promise of Leopard? Was it a particular feature (or features) that drew you? When you get it going, will you share the verdict?


In addition, Apple should be making the software available to Epson before they release the software to the general public; that way, Epson can update as needed-- and it all goes out at the same time. (I do know someone who has a HP printer, and they have had no problem with Leopard. They do now have problems with their scanner since their Leopard update, but not with the printer.)

Hopefully, Epson will have a new driver out by March (as stated on their website). Meanwhile, I'm ridding myself of Leopard and re-installing Tiger on the desktop, too.

Thanks again.