In an unfortunate sign for Apple, reports from around the Macintosh community indicate that everyone is already sick of Tiger, 11 days before the operating system update ships.
“If I hear one more thing about Spotlight or Dashboard or Automator,” said Mac user Mathew Bacher “I’m going to march into an Apple Store and beat the hell out of a 14-inch iBook with a fricking baseball bat.
“Admittedly, I have some anger management issues.”
In order to maintain users’ interest, some say Apple will need to sweeten the deal.
The New York Times’ David Pogue said “The technology industry is fast-paced and companies are hard-pressed to come up with ways to keep customers interested. Apple should consider throwing something in at the last minute, some kind of freebie.
“Like… I don’t know… some pork fat. Maybe a pound of it. Makes a good cooking medium. People like it. Just an idea.
“Wouldn’t have to be pork fat. Butter. Lard. Just thinking out loud here.”
Apple has not indicated that any new offers of Tiger accompaniments are forthcoming.