I have a new iMac and quite honestly, I think the new Leopard operating system pretty much SUCKS. And that is pretty harsh coming from a die-hard Apple lover…
I have had nothing but problems with the Leopard operating system. It was so bad that I just went back to using my MacBook (which has the Tiger operating system), but I finally figured that I had better get some use out of my new iMac, since I just spent $2000 on it. So, I started calling Apple support and going through a bunch of bullshit trying to get the stupid computer to work properly.
First off, my Lexmark printer was not compatible with my iMac. I was having flashbacks of trying to set up a printer with our office PC. I finally searched through some forums and found some sort of patch.
Then, the bluetooth wouldn’t work. I had to call Apple support and they fixed it.
Then Stuffit Expander wouldn’t work. So I decided to make a list of all the crap that didn’t work before I called Apple support again. By the time I finally called them, these are the issues that I was having with the stupid Leopard operating system:
- Stuffit Expander immediately crashes whenever opened.
- Adobe Fireworks MX will open, but if you try to do anything it will immediately freeze up.
- Could not open Sims 2 because at least 1 MB of available disk space was needed (It’s a brand new, maxed out iMac, come on now…)
- Adobe Photoshop would immediately crash whenever opened.
These are all things that HAVE to be attributed to the Leopard operating system because I have several Macintoshes running every operating system for the past 3 – 4 years and I have had no problems whatsoever.
Apple support has fixed all the problems, EXCEPT for Fireworks MX. I did some digging and Fireworks MX is just not compatible with Leopard. I have no idea if Mac is trying to fix this, but Adobe doesn’t care. They are not going to release an update to fix the compatibility problem with Leopard:
(And by the way, I can’t even open that PDF. I had to check it out here.)
But realistically, Fireworks shouldn’t have to fix Leopards problem. Fireworks MX works on all my other Macs so I perceive that as a Leopard flaw, not a Fireworks flaw.
Oh, and for whatever reason my fonts are acting crazy too…They used to work just fine. Stupid. Apple shouldn’t have tainted their Macintoshes with PC parts (Intel processors).