Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (37):
Mac OS X started its life as the most ambitious consumer operating system ever produced. Apple abandoned its existing, 16-year-old code base for something entirely new. Out of the gate, Mac OS X was a technical curiosity with few applications, and a performance dog. A scant four years later, Tiger is a powerhouse that combines the best Unix has to offer with a feature-rich, user-friendly interface. The increasingly capable bundled applications are just icing on the cake. We’ve come a long way, baby.
Looks awfully good.
We invited our school board members and administrators to a meeting tonight to hear what we have to say about their proposed school closures. 233 people came from the school community and the neighborhood, with presentations and open comment.
I think it went extremely well: the board members et al who came should now understand that we are not a building, but a community. It’s up to us to further their education and ensure they understand why closing a school like ours is not an option.
If you’re a mac geek thinking of buying Tiger as soon as it’s available…..:
If that’s you, wait a second, and think about it this way: if you buy just Tiger, its list price is $129. But if (after Friday) you buy a Mac mini instead, it’s $499 — which means that you’re really only paying $370 for the mini.
Think about that for a second: $370 for a Mac. Does anyone still say that Macs are too expensive?
The only caveat here is make sure what you’re buying has tiger on it, so you avoid the track-down-get-upgrade-shipped-delay-install hassle.
Well, now, that makes it all very interesting.
So my little spill on Sunday looks to be about $2000 worth of damage. Preventive care is covered under our plan, but we didn’t sign up for the standard plan (that does cover restorative care), just the basic.