Apple Leopard Not As Error Free as It Should Be
Some Leopard early adopters bitten by installation bugs ars technica has a post out on reports of some early Leopard adopters experiencing bugs with the new Mac OS. I haven’t upgraded myself yet. I almost did right at the launch simply because I’m always one to try the new and (hopefully) better, but now I’m glad that I didn’t.
The biggest reason that I’m glad that I didn’t is that apparently Leopard doesn’t work with Adobe Flash — which seems like kind of a big deal to me. Adobe Flash runs Zooomr’s photo uploader and we’ve confirmed that anyone that installs Leopard can no longer upload photos to Zooomr.
Kristopher Tate, our Founder and CTO at Zooomr, blames Adobe for this and has posted a link on our upload page where people can tell Adobe how they feel about this. Apparently Adobe has not yet updated Flash to work with the new Mac OS Leopard. This seems like a pretty large oversight. There is a forum post on this issue here.
As for me, I’m going to wait on upgrading to Leopard for sure at least until this bug with Flash is fixed. I’d hate to not be able to upload my photos to Zooomr. I may even wait a bit more than that just to make sure all the kinks are ironed out. I have heard generally positive reports from people who have upgraded, despite the obvious reason that I can’t upgrade at present.
I still haven’t upgraded my PCs to Vista or even tried Vista. In part this is because I switched my primary computer to a Mac last Fall. Microsoft is sending me a Vista upgrade in the mail though which should arrive any day and I’m looking forward to testing Vista out finally. I still use my Media Center PC in my living room, but my biggest complaint with it is that my music library of over 100,000 mp3s loads so slowly on Media Center and then it frequently stops playing for 20 or 30 seconds at a time while I have my music and photos on. I’m sure I’m putting stress on the system as I’m accessing my music library over a gigabit network from a Drobo on another PC. I’m hoping that Vista will make my MCE experience a bit smoother.