I’ve been working with Mac OS X Tiger since its release — at first on my developer machine, and now on my everyday production PowerBook. (You know, it just gets to a point where I don’t want to work in Panther anymore…)
There were a few gotchas in the first release of Mac OS X 10.4. A curious one was that my Tiger didn’t want to roam. I have two APs in my studio — an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express — and if I moved out of range of one and into range of another, Tiger would get lost. Fortunately, the Connection Doctor works very well and would get me reconnected quickly. BTW: I haven’t read much out there about the Connection Doctor, but it’s a very cool feature that deserves some praise.
Also, I had a cell phone version of a buffer overflow with iSync. When I synced my SE T637, iSync would try to upload every ToDo I had every written resulting in a full memory message. That was a bit frustrating.
Last night I downloaded Mac OS X 10.4.1 via Software Update, and have been using my Mac gleefully ever since. So far, the update has addressed the issues above, and everything else seems fine too. iSync works really well now, and it’s quite fast.
If you’ve been waiting for the first wave of bug fixes before upgrading to Tiger, it appears that the coast is clear. And I think you’re really going to like this release of Mac OS X.
(Side note for those already using Tiger: have you noticed that you can tell who has Tiger and who doesn’t by looking at their phone icons in iChat? Those with Tiger have layered phone icons representing the ability to group chat. Panther users still have the single layered icon.)
Oh, one other thing. This evening on Mac DevCenter we’re publishing a cool article on the new Migration Assistant. This tool will really help you make the jump to Tiger, whether as a single user or as a sysadmin for a group of Macheads.